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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: 26.01701 lat : 38.40118
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: 26°1'1.2288 lat : 38°2'24.4248
Surface area: 847.8 km2 (2.233 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 197.7 km
Average height: 299 metre
Length island: 50 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 29 km
Name : Voiuitiko Pelineoy (1293 metre)
Orientation island: North - South

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 51936
Population density: 62.00 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Pyrgi, Vrontados, Mesta

Naming - Location

Local native name: Χίος
Archipelago (island group): North Aegean
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Psara 18.4 km West
2) Lesbos 46.7 km NorthNorthEast
3) Ikaria 57 km South
4) Samos 66.1 km SouthEast
5) Fournoi 70 km SouthEast
6) Tinos 87.3 km SouthWest
7) Andros 88.4 km WestSouthWest
8) Nisida Mykonos 89 km SouthSouthWest
9) Patmos 96.8 km SouthSouthEast
10) Skyros 103.1 km WestNorthWest
11) Euboea 111.8 km West
12) Naxos 112.8 km SouthSouthWest
13) Syros 115.5 km SouthWest
14) Agios Efstratios 123.9 km NorthWest
15) Leros 125.5 km SouthSouthEast
16) Paros 127.9 km SouthSouthWest
17) Amorgos 134.3 km
18) Hoog Koufonissi 137.4 km SouthSouthWest
19) Limnos 140.5 km NorthNorthWest
20) Laag Koufonissi 140.7 km SouthSouthWest
21) Kalymnos 141.5 km SouthEast
22) Kea 143.5 km WestSouthWest
23) Antiparos 146.5 km SouthSouthWest
24) Kythnos 151.4 km SouthWest
25) Ios 162.8 km SouthSouthWest
Country: Greece
Location in Country: East
Name Periféreia - περιοχή : Region North Aegean
Name Nomos - Πειραιάς: Regional unit Chios
Main place: Chios - stad
Places portal2europe
(sister website):
Kardhamila (NorthNorthWest)
Khios (Central)
Piryi (SouthSouthWest)
Volissos (WestNorthWest)
Vrondadhes (Central)

Location Main place: East
Sea: Aegean Sea
Distance to main land: 6.6 km
Nearest Country: Turkey
island-Type: island in sea


Topographic islandmap Chios

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Weather at Chios

The weather type in Chiosfew cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 7 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 1.03 meter per second (Wind force - bft 1)
Winddirection: South
Atmospheric pressure: 1013 mb
Humidity: 100 %
Daylength at 30 November 2022:9 hour and 43 minutes
Sunrise: 06:13 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 15:56 Europe/Amsterdam
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Climate: Temperature and Precipitation



Transport on your island-holiday

Directly accessible from Western Europe (The Netherlands) by plane: Yes
International airport present : Yes
Accessible by car: Yes
Distance from Western Europe (The Netherlands) (rough estimate): 2885 km
Ferry connection - Car - Car - with mainland: Yes
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with mainland: Yes
Ferry - Car - connect with another island - Island hopping: Yes
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with another island: Yes
Bicycle facilities: Yes

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