Aldabra Group

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Aldabra Group
Aldabra Group.jpg
NASA space shuttle photo showing all the islands of the Aldabra Group
Aldabra Group is located in Seychelles
Aldabra Group
Location of Aldabra Group in Seychelles
Geography
Location Indian Ocean
Coordinates 09°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
Archipelago Seychelles
Adjacent bodies of water Indian Ocean
Total islands 100
Major islands
Area 180.03 km2 (69.51 sq mi)
Highest elevation 35 m (115 ft)
Highest point unnamed dune
Administration
Group Outer Islands
Sub-Group Aldabra Group
Districts Outer Islands District
Largest settlement
Assumption village
(population 20)
Demographics
Demonym Creole
Population 34 (2016)
Pop. density 0.19 /km2 (0.49 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Creole, French, East Africans, Indians.
Additional information
Time zone
Official website www.seychelles.travel/en/discover/the-islands/outer-islands
ISO Code = SC-26

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]

Population and area[edit]

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 group[edit]

  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)

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]