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The inhabited island of Wangerooge is part of (the island group) Wadden Islands and is located in the country of Germany, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 6.3 km. The surface-area of the island is 8.5 km2 and is therefore 0.022 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Wadden Sea and the total coastal length is about 20.3 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 9 km by 2 km (maximum width). The island is West - East-southeast oriented. The highest point is 17 meter and is named Aussichts-Düne. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 53.79 (53°4'4.3194), 7.9 (7°5'22.7688).


The population is 868 and the population density is thus on 109 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is wangerooge (located in the Center of the island). Other places on the island are: Westen (W). The island is located in the North-northwest of the country Germany. It is located in the administrative unit State Lower Saxony (local administrative level-name Land), in the District Friesland (local administrative level-name Landkreis). Direct neighboring islands of Wangerooge are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Spiekeroog Located 11.2 km West of the island.
2) Langeoog Located 28.3 km West 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 sand. The land use on the island of Wangerooge consists of Sand - Rock 1.3 km2 (15%), nature 1.9 km2 (22%), wet nature 2.7 km2 (31%), and agriculture 1.6 km2 (19%),


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