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The island has a year-round population of just under 500 people, and hosts thousands more seasonal residents and tourists. Mackinac Island is located in the northern part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, approximately 9 miles (14 km) east from the mainland by way of the Mackinac Bridge. The island itself is within Chippewa County; however it lies almost entirely within Emmet Township with only its southernmost portion extending into Mackinaw City. It is about 6 miles (9.7 km) long from north to south and 3 miles (4.8 km) across at its widest point, covering an area of 4 square miles (10 square kilometres). Its highest elevation above sea level is 574 feet or 176 metres on Sugarloaf Mountain near Fort Holmes in the central part adjacent to downtown Mackinaw City; while Pointe aux Pins on Stocking Island stands as high as 602 feet or 184 metres above sea level. The entire shoreline including islands measures 13 statute miles.