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The inhabited fairly large island of Formentera (local name Isla de Formentera) is part of (the island group) Balearic Islands and is located in the country of Spain, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 100 km. The surface-area of the island is 81.2 km2 and is therefore 0.214 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Balearic Sea and the total coastal length is about 78.8 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 19 km by 6 km (maximum width). The island is West-northwest - East-southeast oriented. The highest point is 192 meter and is named alcantilados de La Mola. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 38.69 (38°41'22.9452), 1.46 (1°27'32.7924).


The population is 9147 and the population density is thus on 109.9 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Sant Francesc de Formentera (located in the Center of the island). Other places on the island are: La Savina (N). The island is located in the East-southeast of the country Spain. It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous Community Balearic Islands (local administrative level-name Comunidad autónoma), in the Province Balearic Islands (local administrative level-name Provincia). Direct neighboring islands of Formentera are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Espalmador Located 8.9 km North of the island.
2) Espardell Located 10.7 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
3) Vedrà Located 27.5 km NorthWest of the island.
4) Ibiza Located 29.7 km North of the island.
5) Conejera Located 36.7 km NorthNorthWest of the island.

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 land use on the island of Formentera consists of Sand - Rock 3.7 km2 (5%), wood 5.4 km2 (7%), nature 23.8 km2 (29%), wet nature 0.8 km2 (1%), and agriculture 42.1 km2 (52%),


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