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The inhabited large island of São Jorge is part of (the island group) Azores and is located in the country of Portugal, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 1581.2 km. The surface-area of the island is 243.8 km2 and is therefore 0.642 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 133.4 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 54.1 km by 6.1 km (maximum width). The island is West-northwest - East-southeast oriented. The highest point is 1052 meter and is named Pico de Esperança. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 38.64 (38°38'13.7004), -28.03 (-28°1'4.1286).


The population is 8998 and the population density is thus on 36.60 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Velas (located in the West-southwest of the island). Other places on the island are: Calheta (Z), Topo (O). The island is located in the West-northwest of the country Portugal. It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous Region Azores (local administrative level-name Região Autónoma), in the municipalites : 1) Velas 2) Calheta (local administrative level-name Concelho). Direct neighboring islands of São Jorge are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Pico Located 17.7 km WestSouthWest of the island.
2) Faial Located 30.2 km SouthWest of the island.
3) Graciosa Located 36.2 km EastNorthEast of the island.
4) Terceira Located 37.8 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
5) São Miguel Located 182.9 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
6) Ilhéu de Vila Franca Located 222.8 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
7) Flores Located 254.8 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
8) Corvo Located 260.5 km SouthSouthEast of the island.
9) Santa Maria Located 284.4 km NorthWest of the island.
10) Madeira Located 1141.5 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
11) Ilhas Desertas Located 1210.5 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
12) Ilhas Desertas Located 1212.1 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
13) Ilhas Desertas Located 1223 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
14) La Palma Located 1407 km NorthWest of the island.
15) El Hierro Located 1492.4 km NorthWest of the island.
16) La Gomera Located 1500.6 km NorthWest of the island.
17) Tenerife Located 1511.2 km NorthWest of the island.
18) Gran Canaria Located 1604 km NorthWest of the island.
19) Isla de Salvora Located 1642.6 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
20) Isla de Ons Located 1646.4 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
21) Islas Cies Located 1646.7 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
22) Isla de San Martiño o del Sur Located 1646.7 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
23) Isla de Arosa Located 1654.6 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
24) Isla de La Toja Located 1656.3 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
25) Alegranza Located 1656.7 km NorthNorthWest of the island.





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