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The inhabited small island of Vlieland 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 24.6 km. The surface-area of the island is 33.4 km2 and is therefore 0.088 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Wadden Sea and the total coastal length is about 46.6 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 19 km by 2 km (maximum width). The island is Southwest - Northeast oriented. The highest point is 45 meter and is named Vuurboetsduin. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 53.26 (53°15'32.2596), 4.97 (4°57'54.1404).


The population is 1132 and the population density is thus on 38.5 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Oost-Vlieland (located in the East-southeast of the island). The island is located in the North-northwest of the country The Netherlands. It is located in the administrative unit Province Friesland (local administrative level-name Provincie), in the Municipality Vlieland (local administrative level-name Gemeente). Direct neighboring islands of Vlieland are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Richel Located 12.6 km EastNorthEast of the island.
2) Griend Located 20 km East of the island.
3) Texel Located 21.7 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
4) Terschelling Located 30.7 km EastNorthEast of the island.
5) Noorderhaaks - De razende bol Located 36.8 km SouthWest of the island.

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 Vlieland consists of Sand - Rock 15.4 km2 (46%), wood 2.8 km2 (8%), nature 10 km2 (30%), wet nature 3 km2 (9%),


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