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The inhabited very large island of Sardinia (local name Sardegna) is part of (the island group) Sardinia and is located in the country of Italy, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 183 km. The nearest (main) land is Tunesia and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 23832.5 km2 and is therefore 62.8 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Mediterranean Sea and the total coastal length is about 1666.3 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 210 km by 110 km (maximum width). The island is North - South oriented. The highest point is 127 meter and is named Capo Testa 127 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 40.09 (40°5'22.5816), 9.04 (9°2'8.4804).


The population is 1675411 and the population density is thus on 69.6 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Cagliari (located in the South of the island). Other places on the island are: Olbia (NNO), Sassari (NNW), Alghero (NW). The island is located in the Southwest of the country Italy. It is located in the administrative unit Region Sardinia (local administrative level-name regione), in the Province Oristano (local administrative level-name Provincia ).
Note: The information described below is partly subject to change. The island is directly accessible from Western Europe by plane. An international airport is present on the island. The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 1778 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. There are also (seasonal) ferry connections for pedestrians (-cyclists) with other (neighboring) island(s). Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.
The source material on the island consists of rocky surface. The land use on the island of Sardinië consists of wood 4011.6 km2 (17%), nature 8356.7 km2 (35%), and agriculture 9937.1 km2 (42%), Special is that the island also prevent vineyards (492.7 km2 - 2%).


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