|Archipelago||Inner Islands, Seychelles|
|Adjacent bodies of water||Indian Ocean|
|Area||1.4 km2 (0.54 sq mi)|
|Length||1.8 km (1.12 mi)|
|Width||1.3 km (0.81 mi)|
|Coastline||5.2 km (3.23 mi)|
|Sub-Group||Northern Coral Group|
|Districts||La Digue and Inner Islands|
|Largest settlement||St. Denis (pop. 80)|
|Pop. density||57.1 /km2 (147.9 /sq mi)|
|Ethnic groups||Creole, French, East Africans, Indians.|
|Year first constructed||1883 (first)|
|Year first lit||1910 (current)|
|Construction||metal skeletal tower|
|Tower shape||2-stage skeletal tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower|
|Height||27 metres (89 ft)|
|Focal height||37 metres (121 ft)|
|Light source||solar power|
|Range||10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl W 5s.|
Denis Island is the second northeasternmost island in the Seychelles. It is 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Mahé and lies at the northern edge of the Seychelles bank, along with the nearby Bird Island, which is the northernmost Seychelles island. The 1.4 km2 (0.54 sq mi) coral island was named after the French explorer Jean François Sylvestre Denis de Trobriand, who visited it in 1773. Denis Island is privately owned and has a short airstrip. It has a holiday resort with 25 guest chalets.
A lighthouse built in 1910 still stands on the northern edge of the island. There is also a chapel named Chapel St. Denis.
The island has an abundance of coconut palms, Takamaka and Casuarina trees. In 2004, 47 Seychelles fodies from Fregate Island and 58 Seychelles warblers from Cousin Island were relocated to Denis as part of a Nature Seychelles conservation project.
The island has been designated a cay, in the Seychelles Archipelago.
- IUCN Relocation Project[permanent dead link]
- Denis Island Resort
- Google Maps
- Media related to Denis Island, Seychelles at Wikimedia Commons
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