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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: 22.52637 lat : 58.38176
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: 22°31'3.4914 lat : 58°22'54.3468
Surface area: 2659.6 km2 (7.004 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 878.2 km
Average height: 19 metre
Length island: 115 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 60 km
Name : Viidumägi (54 metre)
Orientation island: Southwest - Northeast

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 31357
Population density: 11.70 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Orissaare vald (NNO), Valjala, Karja, Pöide, Kaarma

Naming - Location

Local native name: Samsala
Archipelago (island group): West Estonian archipelago
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Muhu 0.046 km NorthEast
2) Vilsandi 2 km North
3) Abruka 3.9 km South
4) Hiiumaa 5.1 km NorthNorthEast
5) Vormsi 40.1 km NorthNorthEast
6) Kihnu 49.2 km SouthEast
7) Ruhnu 52.4 km SouthEast
8) Osmussaar 77.9 km NorthNorthEast
9) Suur-Pakri 93.7 km NorthNorthEast
10) Väike-Pakri 96.2 km NorthNorthEast
11) Naissaar 134.1 km NorthEast
12) Utö 142.6 km NorthNorthWest
13) Aegna 145 km NorthEast
14) Gotska Sandön 146.8 km West
15) Fårö 150.4 km WestSouthWest
16) Prangli 156.8 km NorthEast
17) Gotland 169.1 km WestSouthWest
18) Storlandet 170.7 km NorthNorthWest
19) Korpo 171.4 km NorthNorthWest
20) Houtskär 182.8 km NorthNorthWest
21) Norrskata 183.8 km NorthNorthWest
22) Åland (Fasta) 189.3 km NorthNorthWest
23) Nämdö 194.9 km WestNorthWest
24) Runmarö 195.2 km WestNorthWest
25) Möja 197.2 km WestNorthWest
Country: Estland
Location in Country: West-southwest
Name Maakond: Saare County
Name Vald: municipalities : 1) Kuressaare 2) Lääne-Saare 3) Kihelkonna 4) Laimjala 5) Leisi 6) Muhu 7) Mustjala 8) Orissaare 9) Pihtla 10) Pöide 11) Ruhnu 12) Salme 13) Torgu 14) Valjala
Main place: Kuressaare
Places portal2europe
(sister website):
Aste (Central)
Aste (Central)
Eikla (Central)
Iide (SouthSouthWest)
Karja (Central)
Karla maakond saaremaa (Central)
Kihelkonna (Central)
Koljala (Central)
Korkkula (Central)
Kudjape (Central)
Kuressaare (Central)
Lahekula (Central)
Laimjala (Central)
Leisi (Central)
Lumanda (Central)
Mandjala (Central)
Metskula maakond saaremaa (Central)
Muratsi (Central)
Mustjala (Central)
Nasva (Central)
Orissaare (Central)
Pahkla maakond saaremaa (Central)
Parsama (Central)
Pihtla (Central)
Salme (Central)
Tagavere (Central)
Tornimae (Central)
Upa (Central)
Vaivere (Central)
Valjala (Central)

Location Main place: South
Sea: Baltic Sea
Distance to main land: 15 km
Nearest Country: Estonia
island-Type: island in sea
Remarks: Bridge to eastern smaller island Muhu


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Weather at Saaremaa

The weather type in Kuressaareovercast cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 1 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 3.09 meter per second (Wind force - bft 2)
Winddirection: Southeast
Atmospheric pressure: 1027 mb
Humidity: 96 %
Daylength at 5 December 2022:6 hour and 43 minutes
Sunrise: 07:59 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 14:42 Europe/Amsterdam
Weather-page: Saaremaa

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: Yes
Distance from Western Europe (The Netherlands) (rough estimate): 1699 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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Landuse Saaremaa

 Forest   1436.1 km2 
 54% 
 Nature   320.1 km2 
 12% 
 Agriculture   744.1 km2 
 28% 
 Wet nature   103.4 km2 
 4% 
 Water   14.1 km2 
 1% 
 Urban area   24.4 km2 
 1% 
 Infrastructure   2.3 km2 
 0% 
 Viticulture   0.3 km2 
 0% 
 Rock outcrop   14.9 km2 
 1%