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The inhabited island of Curonian Spit (local name Kuršių nerija) is part of (the island group) and is located in the country of , North Europe. The distance to the mainland is, quite close about 0 km. The surface-area of the island is 168 km2 and is therefore 0.442 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the and the total coastal length is about 278 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 98 km by 3.8 km (maximum width). The island is South-southwest - North oriented. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 55.28 (), 20.97 ().

The population is 0 and the population density is thus on inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Litouwen: Nida; Rusland: Rybatsji (located in the South of the island). Other places on the island are: Litouws: Smiltynė, Alksnynė, Juodkrantė, Pervalka, Preila, Nida. Russisch: Morskoe (Морско́е), Rybachy (Рыбачий), Lesnoy (Лесной). The island is located in the of the country . It is located in the administrative unit (local administrative level-name ), in the (local administrative level-name ).

The source material on the island consists of sand. The land use on the island of Koerse Schoorwal consists of Sand - Rock 5 km2 (3%), wood 151.2 km2 (90%), nature 6.7 km2 (4%), wet nature 1.7 km2 (1%),

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