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The inhabited island of Ustica is located in the country of Italy, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 220 km. The surface-area of the island is 8.2 km2 and is therefore 0.022 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea and the total coastal length is about 17.4 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 4.5 km by 2.8 km (maximum width). The island is West-southwest - East-northeast oriented. The highest point is 240 meter and is named Monte Guardia. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 38.71 (38°42'18.5256), 13.18 (13°10'30.1476).


The population is 1333 and the population density is thus on 167 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Ustica (located in the East of the island). The island is located in the South of the country Italy. It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous region Sicily (local administrative level-name regione), in the Province Palermo (local administrative level-name Provincia ). Direct neighboring islands of Ustica are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Alicudi Located 104.6 km East of the island.
2) Isola di Levanzo Located 107.2 km SouthWest of the island.
3) Isola di Favignana Located 114.2 km SouthWest of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 2097 km. 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 vulcanic. The land use on the island of Ustica consists of wood 1 km2 (12%), nature 2.4 km2 (29%), and agriculture 4.5 km2 (55%),


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