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The inhabited large island of Wolin is located in the country of Poland, Eastern Europe. The distance to the mainland is, quite close about 0.06 km. The surface-area of the island is 254.7 km2 and is therefore 0.671 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Baltic Sea and the total coastal length is about 153.2 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 37.5 km by 19 km (maximum width). The island is West-southwest - East-northeast oriented. The highest point is 116 meter and is named Grzywacz. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 53.91 (53°54'47.7972), 14.53 (14°3'9.1296).


The population is 30000 and the population density is thus on 113 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Swinoujscie (eastern part) (located in the West of the island). Other places on the island are: Wolin (Z). The island is located in the West-northwest of the country Poland. It is located in the administrative unit West Pomeranian Voivodeship (local administrative level-name województwo), in the Kamien County (local administrative level-name Powiat).
The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 867 km. 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 Wolin consists of wood 122.8 km2 (48%), wet nature 15.7 km2 (6%), and agriculture 102.4 km2 (40%),


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