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The inhabited fairly large island of Gozo (local name Ghawdex) is part of (the island group) Malta - country and is located in the country of Malta, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 242.6 km. The nearest (main) land is Italy and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 65.9 km2 and is therefore 0.173 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Mediterranean Sea and the total coastal length is about 46.1 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 14.4 km by 6.9 km (maximum width). The island is West - East oriented. The highest point is 160 meter and is named Gordan Ground. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 36.05 (36°0'17.0172), 14.25 (14°1'30.8568).


The population is 31053 and the population density is thus on 463.48 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Victoria (located in the Center of the island). Other places on the island are: San Lawrenz (W). The island is located in the Northwest of the country Malta. Direct neighboring islands of Gozo are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Comino Located 0.8 km WestNorthWest of the island.
2) Malta Located 4 km West of the island.
3) Islands of St. Paul Located 9.2 km NorthWest of the island.
4) Sicily Located 81 km EastNorthEast of the island.
5) Linosa Located 119.1 km South of the island.
6) Lampedusa Located 151.8 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
7) Lampione Located 176.8 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
8) Pantelleria Located 205.7 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
9) Isola di Favignana Located 259.9 km SouthEast of the island.
10) Vulcano Located 262 km EastNorthEast of the island.
11) Isola di Levanzo Located 267.8 km SouthEast of the island.
12) Lipari Located 269.1 km EastNorthEast of the island.
13) Alicudi Located 271.9 km East of the island.
14) Filicudi Located 276 km East of the island.
15) Salina Located 277.6 km East of the island.
16) Isola di Marettimo Located 279.1 km SouthEast of the island.
17) Panarea Located 291.2 km EastNorthEast of the island.
18) Ustica Located 303.9 km EastSouthEast of the island.
19) Stromboli Located 310.6 km EastNorthEast of the island.
20) Capri Located 494.4 km East of the island.
21) Ischia Located 512.5 km East of the island.
22) Procida Located 517.2 km East of the island.
23) Santo Stefano Located 526.5 km East of the island.
24) Ventotene Located 526.8 km East of the island.
25) Sardinia Located 530.8 km SouthEast of the island.

There are ferry connections with car to other (neighboring) island (s). There are also (seasonal) ferry connections for pedestrians (-cyclists) with other (neighboring) island(s). Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.
The source material on the island consists of rocky surface. The land use on the island of Gozo consists of nature 9.3 km2 (14%), and agriculture 31.9 km2 (48%),


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