Saint-Joseph Island

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Île Saint-Joseph
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Locator map of Saint-Joseph Island
Geography
Location Atlantic Ocean
Area 20 ha (49 acres)
Administration
France
Overseas department French Guiana

Saint Joseph Island, (French : Île Saint-Joseph) is the southernmost island of the three Salvation's Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of French Guiana. Twenty hectares in size, it is the middle in size. During the period when the islands were used as a penal colony, the island was reserved for solitary confinement. At an elevation of 30 meters, it is also the lowest island of the group. Most of the island is covered with dense vegetation.

Coordinates: 5°16′53″N 52°34′54″W / 5.28139°N 52.58167°W / 5.28139; -52.58167