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Aegna island has an area of around 3 km2, and can be found off the Viimsi peninsula, around 1.5 km NW of Rohuneeme and 14 km north of Tallinn. It has a 10 km coastline which includes two sandy beaches. The highest point of the island is about 13m above sea level.
As of 1 January 2014[update], Aegna had 6 permanent residents.
Historically Aegna has been used for military purposes, and military remains that can still be seen include those of a military watchtower, a large gun battery with underground tunnels, and the light railway used in its construction.