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The inhabited island of Ventotene is part of (the island group) Pontine Islands and is located in the country of Italy, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 45.7 km. The surface-area of the island is 1.4 km2 and is therefore 0.004 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea and the total coastal length is about 10.8 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 3 km by 0.80 km (maximum width). The island is Southwest - Northeast oriented. The highest point is 97 meter and is named Isola Ventotene. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 40.79 (40°47'34.8144), 13.42 (13°0'15.2604).


The population is 746 and the population density is thus on 317 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Ventotene (located in the Northeast of the island). The island is located in the Center of the country Italy. It is located in the administrative unit Region Lazio (local administrative level-name regione), in the Province Latina (local administrative level-name Provincia ). Direct neighboring islands of Ventotene are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Di Ponza Located 41.6 km WestNorthWest of the island.
2) Ischia Located 42 km East of the island.
3) Procida Located 50.4 km East of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 1830 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 vulcanic. The land use on the island of Ventotene consists of and agriculture 1 km2 (72%),


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