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The inhabited fairly large island of Terschelling is part of (the island group) Wadden Islands and is located in the country of The Netherlands, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 13.7 km. The surface-area of the island is 87.7 km2 and is therefore 0.231 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Wadden Sea and the total coastal length is about 74.2 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 28 km by 4.1 km (maximum width). The island is West-southwest - East-northeast oriented. The highest point is 31.4 meter and is named Kaapsduin. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 53.4 (53°23'59.6616), 5.33 (5°20'2.1768).


The population is 4890 and the population density is thus on 57.00 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is West-Terschelling (located in the Southwest of the island). Other places on the island are: West-Terschelling, Midsland, Hoorn, Formerum, Lies, Oosterend, Baaiduinen, Landerum, Kinnum, Striep, Hee, Kaard. The island is located in the North of the country The Netherlands. It is located in the administrative unit Province Friesland (local administrative level-name Provincie), in the Municipality Terschelling (local administrative level-name Gemeente). Direct neighboring islands of Terschelling are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Ameland Located 3.9 km North of the island.
2) Richel Located 5.8 km WestSouthWest of the island.
3) Vlieland Located 6.5 km WestSouthWest of the island.
4) Griend Located 10.8 km WestNorthWest of the island.
5) Texel Located 27.2 km SouthWest of the island.
6) Het Rif Located 31.6 km North of the island.
7) Engelsmanplaat Located 32.6 km North of the island.
8) Schiermonnikoog Located 37.9 km North of the island.
9) Zuidelijke Ballastplaat Located 42 km North of the island.
10) Noorderhaaks - De razende bol Located 51.4 km SouthWest of the island.
11) Simonszand Located 56.7 km North of the island.
12) Rottumerplaat Located 60.7 km North of the island.
13) Rottumeroog Located 67.8 km North of the island.
14) Zuiderduintjes Located 68.7 km North of the island.
15) Borkum Located 74.8 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
16) Juist Located 90.3 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
17) Norderney Located 108.9 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
18) Pampus Located 109.4 km West of the island.
19) Baltrum Located 123.6 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
20) Robinson Crusoë Located 127.9 km West of the island.
21) Markus Pos Located 128.3 km West of the island.
22) Geitekaai Located 129.1 km West of the island.
23) Meent Located 130.3 km West of the island.
24) Langeoog Located 130.3 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
25) Spiekeroog Located 144.1 km NorthNorthEast of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 191 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.
The source material on the island consists of sand. The land use on the island of Terschelling consists of Sand - Rock 18.6 km2 (21%), wood 5.5 km2 (6%), nature 31.1 km2 (35%), wet nature 11.2 km2 (13%), and agriculture 18.2 km2 (21%),


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