Anonyme Island

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Anonyme Island
Anonyme Island is located in Seychelles
Anonyme Island
Anonyme Island
Location of Anonyme Island in Seychelles
Geography
Location Seychelles, Indian Ocean
Coordinates 4°39′S 55°31′E / 4.650°S 55.517°E / -4.650; 55.517Coordinates: 4°39′S 55°31′E / 4.650°S 55.517°E / -4.650; 55.517
Archipelago Inner Islands, Seychelles
Adjacent bodies of water Indian Ocean
Total islands 1
Major islands
  • Anonyme     
Area 0.1 km2 (0.039 sq mi)
Length 0.45 km (0.28 mi)
Width 0.35 km (0.217 mi)
Coastline 1.45 km (0.901 mi)
Highest elevation 39 m (128 ft)
Highest point Anonyme
Administration
Group Granitic Seychelles
Sub-Group Mahe Islands
Sub-Group Anonyme Islands
Districts Pointe La Rue
Largest settlement
Anonyme
(population 2)
Demographics
Demonym Creole
Population 2 (2014)
Pop. density 20 /km2 (50 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Creole, French, East Africans, Indians.
Additional information
Time zone
Official website www.seychelles.travel/en/discover/the-islands/
ISO Code = SC-20

Anonyme Island is a small granitic island (0.1 km²) in the Seychelles, lying 700 m off the east coast of Mahé, near the runway of the Seychelles International Airport.

History[edit]

The island was named after a 180-ton sailing ship of the same name, which carried supplies between Mauritius and Réunion in the 17th century. Amid numerous ghost stories and tales of fabulous buried treasure, Anonyme plays a colorful role in the folklore of the islands that belies its small size. Once owned by the St Jorre family who were among Seychelles' earliest settlers, Anonyme was destined to play an important role in the construction of the international airport on Mahé, becoming the chosen location for the storage of the explosives needed to accomplish the task.

Demography[edit]

The staff quarters are at the northern part of the island, currently the Warden and his wife are the only tenants.

Administration[edit]

The island belongs to Pointe La Rue District.[1] Being an island with a small population, there are not any government buildings or services. For many services, people have to go to Victoria.

Tourism[edit]

Today, the island's main industry is tourism, and it is known for its beaches, especially Anse pimen vert, on the east coast where the warden has a small restaurant he operates. Anonyme island is a privately owned resort with seven "luxury" class chalets [2] The owner is the daughter of former President of Seychelles France-Albert René. One can go on a boat trip or a diving trip around the island. This secluded island attracts newlyweds who like to come here and spend a honeymoon. Island Rentals allows couples to stay in love alone, enjoying the pristine nature and each other. The beaches on the island have pure snow-white sand and crystal clear water.

Transport[edit]

the main means of transportation is bicycles.

Cuisine[edit]

Fish is the main ingredient.

Flora & Fauna[edit]

Anonyme Island has abundant plant life including ironwood (bois noir) and banyan trees. Also several Aldabra giant tortoises make Anonyme their home. Plant life on Anonyme is plentiful upon its area of 10 hectares, and the island plays host to rare species of trees such as bois noir (iron wood) as well as a magnificent banyan tree reputed to be more than 100 years old. Anonyme boasts more than its fair share of bird life, and fruit bats are also to be found along with a number of giant land tortoises. The waters surrounding this tiny island are ideal for snorkeling and the isle commands spectacular views of sunsets and the other neighboring inner islands.[3]

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