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The inhabited small island of Del Giglio 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 14.4 km. The surface-area of the island is 21.5 km2 and is therefore 0.057 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea and the total coastal length is about 32.5 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 8.7 km by 4.6 km (maximum width). The island is North-northwest - South-southeast oriented. The highest point is 496 meter and is named Poggio della Pagana. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 42.35 (42°21'15.0012), 10.9 (10°54'4.8924).


The population is 1458 and the population density is thus on 61.00 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Giglio Porto (located in the East of the island). Other places on the island are: Giglio Castello, Giglio Campese. 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 Grosseto (local administrative level-name Provincia ). Direct neighboring islands of Del Giglio are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Giannutri Located 15.6 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
2) Montecristo Located 44.1 km South of the island.
3) Elba Located 51.5 km SouthEast of the island.
4) Pianosa Located 66.9 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
5) Isola Bisentina Located 84 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
6) Isola Martana Located 86.9 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
7) Corsica Located 107.9 km South of the island.
8) Capraia Located 110.8 km SouthEast of the island.
9) Isola Polvese Located 129.4 km NorthEast of the island.
10) Isola Maggiore Located 130.8 km NorthEast of the island.
11) Isola Minore Located 131.8 km NorthEast of the island.
12) Gorgona Located 139.7 km SouthEast of the island.
13) Caprera Located 169 km SouthWest of the island.
14) La maddalena Located 170.1 km SouthWest of the island.
15) Île Cavallo Located 171.5 km SouthWest of the island.
16) Sardinia Located 173.2 km SouthWest of the island.
17) Tavolara Located 183 km WestSouthWest of the island.
18) Molara Located 188 km WestSouthWest of the island.
19) Isola del Tinetto Located 199.9 km EastSouthEast of the island.
20) Isola del Tino Located 200.1 km EastSouthEast of the island.
21) Palmaria Located 201.1 km EastSouthEast of the island.
22) Palmarola Located 221.4 km NorthWest of the island.
23) Di Ponza Located 229.5 km NorthWest of the island.
24) Gavi Located 231.3 km NorthWest of the island.
25) Isola Zannone Located 231.9 km NorthWest of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 1518 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 rocky surface. The land use on the island of Del Giglio consists of wood 3.1 km2 (15%), nature 17.7 km2 (82%),


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