Selvagem Pequena Island

Selvagem Pequena Island (800 by 500 metres (2,600 ft × 1,600 ft)) is an island in the southeast group of the Savage Islands, Madeira, Portugal. It is the southernmost major island of Portugal (excluding islets). Its fauna and flora are well-preserved due to lack of human interference.

Selvagem Pequena Island
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Coast line of Selvagem Pequena
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Geography
LocationAtlantic Ocean
Coordinates30°02′03″N 16°01′37″W / 30.03417°N 16.02694°W / 30.03417; -16.02694Coordinates: 30°02′03″N 16°01′37″W / 30.03417°N 16.02694°W / 30.03417; -16.02694
ArchipelagoSavage Islands
Area0.3 km2 (0.12 sq mi)
Highest elevation49 m (161 ft)
Highest pointPico do Veado
Administration
Portugal
Autonomous RegionMadeira Islands
Demographics
Populationuninhabited

In the 1890 book The Cruise of the Alerte, the island was called the 'Great Piton'.

It has an active lighthouse.[1]

Selvagem Pequena seen from Selvagem Grande.

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