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The inhabited large island of Samos (local name Σάμος ) is part of (the island group) North Aegean and is located in the country of Greece, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is, quite close about 1.3 km. The nearest (main) land is Turkey and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 480.1 km2 and is therefore 1.3 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Aegean Sea and the total coastal length is about 150.9 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 45 km by 20 km (maximum width). The island is West - East oriented. The highest point is 1433 meter and is named Kerketefs . The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 37.73 (37°44'1.3848), 26.81 (26°48'39.4956).


The population is 33814 and the population density is thus on 70.83 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Samos-stad (located in the East-northeast of the island). Other places on the island are: Vathy. The island is located in the East-southeast of the country Greece. It is located in the administrative unit Region North Aegean (local administrative level-name Periféreia - περιοχή ), in the Regional unit Samos (local administrative level-name Nomos - Πειραιάς). Direct neighboring islands of Samos are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Fournoi Located 6.3 km SouthWest of the island.
2) Ikaria Located 18.3 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
3) Patmos Located 32.8 km West of the island.
4) Leros Located 48.1 km West of the island.
5) Kalymnos Located 61.8 km West of the island.
6) Chios Located 66.1 km SouthEast of the island.
7) Nisida Kvs Located 87.1 km WestNorthWest of the island.
8) Amorgos Located 96.7 km WestSouthWest of the island.
9) Nisida Mykonos Located 101.6 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
10) Naxos Located 106.1 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
11) Nisyros Located 115.7 km WestNorthWest of the island.
12) Astypalaia Located 116 km West of the island.
13) Tinos Located 116.8 km South of the island.
14) Hoog Koufonissi Located 118 km SouthWest of the island.
15) Laag Koufonissi Located 121.6 km SouthWest of the island.
16) Psara Located 121.7 km SouthEast of the island.
17) Paros Located 128.9 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
18) Lesbos Located 129.9 km East of the island.
19) Tilos Located 134.7 km WestNorthWest of the island.
20) Symi Located 136.3 km WestNorthWest of the island.
21) Andros Located 138.2 km South of the island.
22) Syros Located 145.5 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
23) Ios Located 149.7 km SouthWest of the island.
24) Antiparos Located 149.8 km SouthSouthWest of the island.
25) Anafi Located 159.1 km WestSouthWest of the island.

Note: The information described below is partly subject to change. The island is directly accessible from Western Europe by plane. An international airport is present on the island. The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 3016 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. 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.



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