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The inhabited small island of Île de Noirmoutier is located in the country of France, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is, quite close about 0.4 km. The surface-area of the island is 49.3 km2 and is therefore 0.13 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Bay of Biscay and the total coastal length is about 56.4 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 20 km by 7 km (maximum width). The island is Northwest - Southeast oriented. The highest point is 23 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 46.98 (46°58'42.0312), -2.23 (-2°13'58.9692).


The population is 9592 and the population density is thus on 195.76 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Noirmoutier-en-l’Île (located in the North of the island). Other places on the island are: Barbâtre (Z). The island is located in the West of the country France. It is located in the administrative unit Region Pays de la Loire (local administrative level-name région), in the Departement Vendée (local administrative level-name Département). Direct neighboring islands of Île de Noirmoutier are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Île d'Yeu Located 23.2 km WestSouthWest of the island.
2) Île Hoëdic Located 54.6 km SouthEast of the island.
3) Île-d'Houat Located 62.1 km SouthEast of the island.
4) Belle-Île-en-Mer Located 64.9 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
5) Île d'Arz Located 72.3 km EastSouthEast of the island.
6) Île-aux-Moines Located 72.7 km SouthEast of the island.
7) Île de Ré Located 84.9 km WestNorthWest of the island.
8) Groix Located 107.1 km SouthEast of the island.
9) Île d'Oléron Located 109.7 km WestNorthWest of the island.
10) Île du Loc'h Located 147.8 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
11) Île Chevallier Located 168.3 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
12) Mont Saint-Michel Located 187.1 km EastNorthEast of the island.
13) Tombelaine Located 189.7 km EastNorthEast of the island.
14) Grande-Île Located 207 km East of the island.
15) Île de Bréhat Located 207.9 km EastSouthEast of the island.
16) Île de Sein Located 221.3 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
17) Île de Batz Located 228.2 km EastSouthEast of the island.
18) Jersey Located 237.9 km East of the island.
19) Île de Béniguet Located 240.9 km SouthEast of the island.
20) Île-Molène Located 250.1 km SouthEast of the island.
21) Ouessant Located 259.4 km SouthEast of the island.
22) Sark Located 264.7 km East of the island.
23) Guernsey Located 266.8 km East of the island.
24) Brecqhou Located 266.9 km East of the island.
25) Jethou Located 270.1 km East of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 1006 km. 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 source material on the island consists of sand. The land use on the island of Île de Noirmoutier consists of Sand - Rock 0.8 km2 (2%), wood 1.8 km2 (4%), nature 2.6 km2 (5%), wet nature 13.3 km2 (27%), and agriculture 15.8 km2 (32%),


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