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The inhabited small island of Μεγίστη is part of (the island group) and is located in the country of , Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is, quite close about 1.8 km. The surface-area of the island is 10 km2 and is therefore 0.026 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the and the total coastal length is about 17.3 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 6 km by 3 km (maximum width). The island is Southwest - Northeast oriented. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 36.14 (36°8'36.9672), 29.58 (29°34'57.3852).


The population is 492 and the population density is thus on 41.00 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Megísti (located in the of the island). Other places on the island are: Kastelorizo (NNO). 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 Megisti - Kastellorizo are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Rodos Located 121.5 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
2) Symi Located 158.3 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
3) Chalki Located 174.4 km South of the island.
4) Tilos Located 192 km South of the island.
5) Karpathos Located 212.4 km South of the island.
6) Nisida Kvs Located 213.2 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
7) Nisyros Located 216.6 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
8) Kalymnos Located 241.9 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
9) Kasos Located 242.5 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
10) Leros Located 261.9 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
11) Cyprus Located 268.3 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
12) Astypalaia Located 281.3 km South of the island.
13) Samos Located 282.2 km SouthEast of the island.
14) Patmos Located 295 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
15) Crete Located 307.1 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
16) Fournoi Located 312.8 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
17) Amorgos Located 322.3 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
18) Ikaria Located 332.2 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
19) Anafi Located 333.5 km South of the island.
20) Hoog Koufonissi Located 363.9 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
21) Laag Koufonissi Located 365.7 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
22) Santorini Located 367 km South of the island.
23) Naxos Located 369.4 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
24) Ios Located 378.5 km South of the island.
25) Chios Located 383.6 km SouthEast of the island.





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