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The inhabited fairly large island of Texel 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, quite close about 2.5 km. The surface-area of the island is 158.7 km2 and is therefore 0.418 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Wadden Sea and the total coastal length is about 92.9 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 20 km by 8 km (maximum width). The island is South-southwest - North-northeast oriented. The highest point is 15 meter and is named De Hogeberg. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 53.08 (53°4'38.6832), 4.81 (4°48'39.3516).


The population is 13727 and the population density is thus on 85.7 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / kmē). The capital of the island is Den Burg (located in the Center of the island). Other places on the island are: Oudeschild (OZO), De Koog (W), De Cocksdorp (N). The island is located in the North-northwest of the country The Netherlands. It is located in the administrative unit Province North Holland (local administrative level-name Provincie), in the Municipality Texel (local administrative level-name Gemeente). Direct neighboring islands of Texel are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Noorderhaaks - De razende bol Located 15.2 km SouthWest of the island.
2) Vlieland Located 21.7 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
3) Richel Located 31.7 km NorthEast of the island.
4) Griend Located 35.2 km EastNorthEast of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 144 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. There are ferry connections with car to other (neighboring) island (s). 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 sand. The land use on the island of Texel consists of Sand - Rock 9.7 km2 (6%), wood 4.6 km2 (3%), nature 29.6 km2 (19%), wet nature 3.5 km2 (2%), and agriculture 101.8 km2 (64%),


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