Aldabra Group

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The Aldabra Group are part of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles, lying in the southwest of the island nation, 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) from the capital, Victoria, on Mahé Island.[1]

Aldabra Group
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NASA space shuttle photo showing all the islands of the Aldabra Group
Aldabra Group is located in Seychelles
Aldabra Group
Aldabra Group
Location of Aldabra Group in Seychelles
Geography
LocationIndian Ocean
Coordinates09°42′S 47°3′E / 9.700°S 47.050°E / -9.700; 47.050Coordinates: 09°42′S 47°3′E / 9.700°S 47.050°E / -9.700; 47.050
ArchipelagoSeychelles
Adjacent bodies of waterIndian Ocean
Total islands100
Major islands
Area180.03 km2 (69.51 sq mi)
Highest elevation35 m (115 ft)
Highest pointunnamed dune
Administration
GroupOuter Islands
Sub-GroupAldabra Group
DistrictsOuter Islands District
Largest settlementAssumption village (pop. 20)
Demographics
Population34 (2016)
Pop. density0.19/km2 (0.49/sq mi)
Ethnic groupsCreole, French, East Africans, Indians.
Additional information
Time zone
ISO codeSC-26
Official websitewww.seychelles.travel/en/discover/the-islands/outer-islands

Population and areaEdit

The group has 3 inhabited islands and 1 uninhabited. The main settlement is on Assumption Island, where construction of a large military base is currently undergoing. Another village is the Aldabra Research Station on Aldabra. The smallest village is on Astove, consisting of 2 people only. An abandoned village is located on Menai Island of Cosmoledo.[2] The total land area of the Aldabra Group is 180.03 km².

Islands in the Aldabra groupEdit

  1. Aldabra Atoll (a raised atoll with four main and some 40 small islets)
  2. Assumption Island (a single island on a raised reef)
  3. Cosmoledo Atoll (a raised atoll with two main and about 18 smaller islets)
  4. Astove Island (a raised atoll with just one island)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ British Admiralty nautical chart BA 718 - Islands North of Madagascar, Scale 1:100000
  2. ^ The Islands of the Seychelles

External linksEdit