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The inhabited fairly large island of Læsø is part of (the island group) and is located in the country of , Northern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 43.4 km. The surface-area of the island is 100.3 km2 and is therefore 0.264 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the and the total coastal length is about 67.1 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 20.7 km by 8.8 km (maximum width). The island is West - East oriented. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 57.28 (57°16'53.9796), 11.02 (11°1'26.9688).


The population is 1806 and the population density is thus on 16.13 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Byrum (located in the Center of the island). Other places on the island are: Byrum (C), Østerby Havn (NO), Vesterø Havn (NW). The island is located in the of the country . It is located in the administrative unit (local administrative level-name ), in the (local administrative level-name ). Direct neighboring islands of Læsø are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Vendsyssel-Thy Located 19.3 km South of the island.
2) Anholt Located 63.9 km WestNorthWest of the island.
3) Marstrandsön Located 66.1 km EastNorthEast of the island.
4) Koön Located 66.5 km EastNorthEast of the island.
5) Tjörn Located 71.6 km EastNorthEast of the island.
6) Orust Located 84.7 km East of the island.
7) Fur Located 117.9 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
8) Mors Located 120.8 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
9) Hallands Väderö Located 124 km NorthWest of the island.
10) Seeland Located 137.8 km West of the island.
11) Samsø Located 139.9 km West of the island.
12) Sejerø Located 146.9 km West of the island.
13) Bolmsö Located 155.6 km North of the island.
14) Endelave Located 165.9 km WestSouthWest of the island.
15) Orø Located 166.3 km WestNorthWest of the island.
16) Syd-Koster Located 170.9 km East of the island.
17) Nord-Koster Located 173.6 km East of the island.
18) Ven Located 176.9 km WestNorthWest of the island.
19) Funen Located 181.6 km West of the island.
20) Kållandsö Located 183.4 km NorthEast of the island.
21) Kirkøy Located 188.3 km East of the island.
22) Amager Located 196.5 km WestNorthWest of the island.
23) Visingsö Located 198.4 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
24) Saltholm Located 203.7 km WestNorthWest of the island.
25) Torsö Located 218.8 km NorthEast of the island.


The source material on the island consists of . The land use on the island of Læsø consists of wood 21.8 km2 (22%), nature 31.3 km2 (31%), wet nature 8.7 km2 (9%), and agriculture 33.5 km2 (33%),


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