Îles du Connétable

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Îles du Connétable is located in Atlantic Ocean
Îles du Connétable
Îles du Connétable
Location of the Îles du Connétable in the Atlantic Ocean

The Îles du Connétable (Constable Islands) are two islands within French Guiana (Grand Connétable and Petit Connétable) that were claimed under the Guano Islands Act of 1856 for the United States of America.[1]

The word "Connétable" is a deformation of the Dutch word "constapel", which means gunner in Dutch.

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  1. ^ United States. Court of Claims; District of Columbia. Court of Appeals (1883). The Federal Reporter. National reporter system--United States series. West Publishing Company. p. 285. Retrieved 14 September 2018.

Coordinates: 4°49′25″N 51°56′11″W / 4.82361°N 51.93639°W / 4.82361; -51.93639