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The inhabited small island of Capraia is part of (the island group) Tuscan Archipelago and is located in the country of Italy, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 52.3 km. The surface-area of the island is 19.2 km2 and is therefore 0.051 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea and the total coastal length is about 28.9 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 7.9 km by 3.8 km (maximum width). The island is North - South oriented. The highest point is 445 meter and is named Monte Castello. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 43.04 (43°2'16.0044), 9.82 (9°49'8.6736).


The population is 410 and the population density is thus on 22.00 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Capraia (located in the East-northeast of the island). The island is located in the Center of the country Italy. It is located in the administrative unit Region Tuscany (local administrative level-name regione), in the Province Livorno (local administrative level-name Provincia ). Direct neighboring islands of Capraia are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Corsica Located 27 km South of the island.
2) Elba Located 33.5 km NorthWest of the island.
3) Gorgona Located 39 km East of the island.
4) Pianosa Located 47.9 km WestNorthWest of the island.
5) Montecristo Located 82.7 km WestNorthWest of the island.
6) Isola del Tinetto Located 105.6 km East of the island.
7) Isola del Tino Located 105.8 km East of the island.
8) Palmaria Located 106.7 km East of the island.
9) Del Giglio Located 110.8 km NorthWest of the island.
10) Giannutri Located 133.7 km NorthWest of the island.
11) Isola Bisentina Located 175.7 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
12) Isola Martana Located 180.4 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
13) Isola Maggiore Located 182.9 km North of the island.
14) Isola Minore Located 183.8 km North of the island.
15) Isola Polvese Located 186 km North of the island.
16) Île Cavallo Located 186.4 km WestSouthWest of the island.
17) La maddalena Located 195.2 km West of the island.
18) Caprera Located 197.1 km West of the island.
19) Sardinia Located 199.4 km WestSouthWest of the island.
20) Île Sainte-Marguerite Located 227.4 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
21) Île Saint-Honorat Located 228.4 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
22) Tavolara Located 230.5 km West of the island.
23) Molara Located 236.1 km West of the island.
24) Asinara Located 242.7 km WestSouthWest of the island.
25) Île du Levant Located 267.3 km South of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 1388 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also.
The source material on the island consists of vulcanic. The land use on the island of Capraia consists of Sand - Rock 0.9 km2 (5%), wood 0.4 km2 (2%), nature 17.6 km2 (91%),


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