Santa Cruz del Islote

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Coordinates: 9°47′9″N 75°51′33″W / 9.78583°N 75.85917°W / 9.78583; -75.85917
Santa Cruz del Islote
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Country Colombia
Coordinates 9°47′9″N 75°51′33″W / 9.78583°N 75.85917°W / 9.78583; -75.85917
Length 0.200 km (0 mi)
Width 0.060 km (0 mi)
Area 0.012 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population 1,247
Density 103,917 / km2 (269,144 / sq mi)

Santa Cruz del Islote is an island located off the coast of Colombia. Its significant population compared with its small size (approximately .012 km²) results in it being the most densely populated island on Earth.


It can be accessed by a ferry ride from the port of Tolu. The residents have to use neighboring islands as cemetery and recreation grounds, while the residents work on the mainland instead of on the island. The students attend school on the neighboring mainland. The Mucura Island Hotels are a prime source of work for the residents.