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The inhabited fairly large island of Santa Maria is part of (the island group) Azores and is located in the country of Portugal, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 1369.1 km. The surface-area of the island is 96.9 km2 and is therefore 0.255 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 68.8 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 16.8 km by 10.3 km (maximum width). The island is West - South-southeast oriented. The highest point is 587 meter and is named Pico Alto. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 36.97 (36°58'20.1504), -25.1 (-25°5'57.7284).


The population is 5547 and the population density is thus on 57.10 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Vila do Porto (located in the West of the island). Other places on the island are: São Pedro (N), Almagreira (Z). The island is located in the West of the country Portugal. It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous Region Azores (local administrative level-name Região Autónoma), in the municipality Vila do Porto (local administrative level-name Concelho). Direct neighboring islands of Santa Maria are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) São Miguel Located 80.3 km EastSouthEast of the island.
2) Ilhéu de Vila Franca Located 81.1 km EastSouthEast of the island.
3) Terceira Located 247.5 km SouthEast of the island.
4) São Jorge Located 284.4 km SouthEast of the island.
5) Pico Located 296.1 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
6) Graciosa Located 330.3 km SouthEast of the island.
7) Faial Located 346.8 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
8) Flores Located 586.8 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
9) Corvo Located 596.2 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
10) Madeira Located 842.3 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
11) Ilhas Desertas Located 911.9 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
12) Ilhas Desertas Located 913.6 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
13) Ilhas Desertas Located 924.2 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
14) La Palma Located 1113.5 km NorthWest of the island.
15) El Hierro Located 1203.7 km NorthWest of the island.
16) La Gomera Located 1206.7 km NorthWest of the island.
17) Tenerife Located 1215.5 km NorthWest of the island.
18) Gran Canaria Located 1305.6 km NorthWest of the island.
19) Alegranza Located 1356.2 km NorthWest of the island.
20) Montaña Clara Located 1362.8 km NorthWest of the island.
21) Lanzarote Located 1363 km NorthWest of the island.
22) Graciosa Located 1365.8 km NorthWest of the island.
23) Fuerteventura Located 1373.1 km NorthWest of the island.
24) Isla de Lobos Located 1382.9 km NorthWest of the island.
25) Isla de San Martiño o del Sur Located 1497.6 km NorthNorthEast of the island.





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