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The inhabited very small island of Île de Sein is located in the country of France, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 7.5 km. The surface-area of the island is 0.560 km2 and is therefore 0.001 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Celtic Sea and the total coastal length is about 7.7 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 2 km by 0.40 km (maximum width). The island is Northwest - Southeast oriented. The highest point is only 9 meter. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 48.04 (48°2'18.8556), -4.86 (-4°51'27.9036).


The population is 214 and the population density is thus on 369.00 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Île de Sein (located in the Southeast of the island). The island is located in the West of the country France. It is located in the administrative unit Region Brittany (local administrative level-name région), in the Departement Finistère (local administrative level-name Département). Direct neighboring islands of Île de Sein are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Île de Béniguet Located 33.1 km East of the island.
2) Île-Molène Located 39 km East of the island.
3) Ouessant Located 47 km EastSouthEast of the island.
4) Île Chevallier Located 51.9 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
5) Île du Loc'h Located 72.4 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
6) Île de Batz Located 98.6 km NorthEast of the island.
7) Groix Located 108 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
8) Belle-Île-en-Mer Located 139.4 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
9) Île-d'Houat Located 155.3 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
10) Île-aux-Moines Located 156.3 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
11) Île d'Arz Located 159.6 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
12) Île de Bréhat Located 162.3 km NorthEast of the island.
13) Île Hoëdic Located 165 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
14) Île de Noirmoutier Located 221.3 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
15) Guernsey Located 222.4 km NorthEast of the island.
16) Lihou Located 224.8 km NorthEast of the island.
17) Jersey Located 230 km NorthEast of the island.
18) St Agnes Located 231.1 km EastSouthEast of the island.
19) St Marys Located 231.9 km EastSouthEast of the island.
20) Île d'Yeu Located 234.7 km NorthWest of the island.
21) Jethou Located 235.7 km NorthEast of the island.
22) St Martins Located 236.3 km EastSouthEast of the island.
23) Tresco Located 236.4 km EastSouthEast of the island.
24) Herm Located 236.9 km NorthEast of the island.
25) Sark Located 237.3 km NorthEast 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 source material on the island consists of rocky surface. The land use on the island of Île de Sein consists of nature 0.4 km2 (60%), wet nature 0 km2 (5%), and agriculture 0.2 km2 (35%),


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