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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -5.08549 lat : 48.46021
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -5°5'7.7748 lat : 48°27'3.6738
Surface area: 16 km2 (0.042 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 38.6 km
Average height: 24 metre
Length island: 8 km
Name : not known/no name (64 metre)
Orientation island: West-southwest - East-northeast

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 863
Population density: 55 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Ouessant (ZW)

Naming - Location

Local native name: Île d'Ouessant
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Île-Molène 11.8 km SouthEast
2) Île de Béniguet 21.1 km SouthEast
3) Île de Sein 50.2 km South
Country: France
Location in Country: West
Name région: Region Brittany
Name Département: Departement Finistère
Main place: Lampaul
Location Main place: Southwest
Sea: Celtic Sea
Distance to main land: 18.3 km
Nearest Country: France
Type Rock outcrop: rocky surface
island-Type: island in sea
Remarks: Presence of Ouessant sheep (smallest sheep in the world)


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Weather at Ouessant

The weather type in Porspoderovercast cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 8 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 3.6 meter per second (Wind force - bft 3)
Winddirection: West-northwest
Atmospheric pressure: 1027 mb
Humidity: 87 %
Daylength at 17 December 2017:8 hour and 19 minutes
Sunrise: 09:07 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 17:26 Europe/Amsterdam
Weather-page: Ouessant

Climate: Temperature and Precipitation



Transport on your island-holiday

Directly accessible from Western Europe (The Netherlands) by plane: No
International airport present : No
Accessible by car: No
Distance from Western Europe (The Netherlands) (rough estimate): 1073 km
Ferry connection - Car - Car - with mainland: No
Bicycle facilities: Yes

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Landuse Ouessant

 Forest   0 km2 
 0% 
 Nature   7.1 km2 
 44% 
 Agriculture   7.3 km2 
 45% 
 Wet nature   0.4 km2 
 2% 
 Water   0.3 km2 
 2% 
 Urban area   0.8 km2 
 5% 
 Infrastructure   0.2 km2 
 2% 
 Viticulture   0 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   0 km2 
 0%