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The inhabited fairly large island of Texel 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, quite close about 2.5 km. The surface-area of the island is 158.7 km2 and is therefore 0.418 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Wadden Sea and the total coastal length is about 92.9 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 20 km by 8 km (maximum width). The island is South-southwest - North-northeast oriented. The highest point is 15 meter and is named Seeting. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 53.08 (53°4'38.6832), 4.81 (4°48'39.3516).


The population is 13733 and the population density is thus on 85.00 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Den Burg (located in the Center of the island). Other places on the island are: Den Burg (midden), Den Hoorn (Z), 't Horntje (Z), Oudeschild (O), Oosterend (O),De Koog (W), De Cocksdorp (N), Zuid-Eierland, De Waal.
Buurtschappen: Bargen, Burger Nieuwland, De Kuil, De Naal, De Nes, De Westen, Dijkmanshuizen, Driehuizen, Harkebuurt, Het Noorden, Midden-Eierland, Molenbuurt, Nieuweschild, Noord Haffel, Noorderbuurt, Ongeren, Oost, Spang, Spijkdorp, Tienhoven, Westergeest, Westermient, Zevenhuizen, Zuid Haffel. The island is located in the North-northwest of the country The Netherlands. It is located in the administrative unit Province North Holland (local administrative level-name Provincie), in the Municipality Texel (local administrative level-name Gemeente). Direct neighboring islands of Texel are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Noorderhaaks - De razende bol Located 1.1 km SouthWest of the island.
2) Vlieland Located 2.6 km East of the island.
3) Richel Located 20.3 km NorthEast of the island.
4) Griend Located 25.6 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
5) Terschelling Located 27.2 km NorthEast of the island.
6) Ameland Located 57.7 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
7) Pampus Located 72.7 km WestNorthWest of the island.
8) Het Rif Located 83.6 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
9) Engelsmanplaat Located 83.6 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
10) Schiermonnikoog Located 88.8 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
11) Zuidelijke Ballastplaat Located 88.9 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
12) Robinson Crusoë Located 90.7 km WestNorthWest of the island.
13) Markus Pos Located 91.2 km WestNorthWest of the island.
14) Geitekaai Located 91.5 km WestNorthWest of the island.
15) Meent Located 92.6 km WestNorthWest of the island.
16) Simonszand Located 108 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
17) Rottumerplaat Located 112.4 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
18) Rottumeroog Located 119 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
19) Zuiderduintjes Located 119.5 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
20) Middenplaat Located 125.2 km WestSouthWest of the island.
21) Borkum Located 126.7 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
22) Slijkplaat Located 137 km WestSouthWest of the island.
23) Rietplaat Located 137.4 km West of the island.
24) Buisjes Located 137.5 km West of the island.
25) Hennipje Located 138.1 km West of the island.

The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 144 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.
The source material on the island consists of sand. The land use on the island of Texel consists of Sand - Rock 9.7 km2 (6%), wood 4.6 km2 (3%), nature 29.6 km2 (19%), wet nature 3.5 km2 (2%), and agriculture 101.8 km2 (64%),


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