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The inhabited island of Vulcano is part of (the island group) Aeolian Islands and is located in the country of Italy, Northern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 57.3 km. The surface-area of the island is 20.9 km2 and is therefore 0.055 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea and the total coastal length is about 32.3 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 8 km by 3.8 km (maximum width). The island is Northwest - Southeast oriented. The highest point is 501 meter and is named Monte Aria. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 38.39 (38°23'40.9524), 14.97 (14°5'49.6356).

The population is 714 and the population density is thus on 34 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Vulcano Porto (located in the Northeast of the island). Other places on the island are: Vulcano piano (M). 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 Messina (local administrative level-name Provincia ). Direct neighboring islands of Vulcano are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Lipari Located 9.4 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
2) Salina Located 21.2 km NorthWest of the island.
3) Panarea Located 27.4 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
4) Filicudi Located 40.1 km WestNorthWest of the island.
5) Stromboli Located 48.4 km NorthNorthEast of the island.

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 vulcanic. The land use on the island of Vulcano consists of Sand - Rock 2.2 km2 (10%), wood 0.4 km2 (2%), nature 13.7 km2 (66%), and agriculture 3.3 km2 (16%),

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