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The inhabited small island of Schiermonnikoog is part of (the island group) Wadden Islands and is located in the country of The Netherlands, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 4.4 km. The surface-area of the island is 41.9 km2 and is therefore 0.11 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Wadden Sea and the total coastal length is about 43.5 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 17 km by 3.8 km (maximum width). The island is West - East oriented. The highest point is 20 meter and is named Bunker Wassermann - Atlantikwall. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 53.49 (53°29'24.6264), 6.22 (6°13'21.2268).


The population is 950 and the population density is thus on 29 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Schiermonnikoog (located in the West of the island). The island is located in the North-northeast of the country The Netherlands. It is located in the administrative unit Province Friesland (local administrative level-name Provincie), in the Municipality Schiermonnikoog (local administrative level-name Gemeente).
There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.
The source material on the island consists of sand. The land use on the island of Schiermonnikoog consists of Sand - Rock 13.2 km2 (32%), wood 1.5 km2 (4%), nature 16.4 km2 (39%), wet nature 6.9 km2 (17%), and agriculture 3.4 km2 (8%),


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