Eden Island, Seychelles

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Eden Island
Eden Island is located in Seychelles
Eden Island
Eden Island
location of eden
Geography
Location Seychelles, Indian Ocean
Coordinates 4°38′S 55°29′E / 4.633°S 55.483°E / -4.633; 55.483Coordinates: 4°38′S 55°29′E / 4.633°S 55.483°E / -4.633; 55.483
Archipelago Inner Islands, Seychelles
Adjacent bodies of water Indian Ocean
Total islands 1
Major islands
  • Eden
Area 0.57 km2 (0.22 sq mi)
Length 1.35 km (0.839 mi)
Width 0.6 km (0.37 mi)
Coastline 5.5 km (3.42 mi)
Highest elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Administration
Group Granitic Seychelles
Sub-Group Mahe Islands
Sub-Group Mahe Port Islands
Districts Roche Caiman
Largest settlement Eden (pop. 1000)
Demographics
Population 1000 (2014)
Pop. density 1,754 /km2 (4,543 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Creole, French, East Africans, Indians.
Additional information
Time zone
ISO code SC-25
Official website www.edenisland.sc

Eden Island is an artificial island in Seychelles, lying 3.5 km from the capital Victoria.

History[edit]

The island was created artificially during the 2000s. It belongs to the Mahe Port Islands, which are mostly artificial islands created by funds from Dubai when the Dubai dredger was placed in Seychelles.

Geography[edit]

The island has many protected bays and beaches.

Administration[edit]

The island belongs to Roche Caiman District.[1]

Tourism[edit]

Today, the island's main industry is tourism, and it is known for its big hotel, the Eden Bleu.[2][3]

Transport[edit]

The island hosts a small port and a yacht marina.

Cuisine[edit]

Fish and other sorts of seafood are the main ingredients.

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ District map
  2. ^ "Eden Bleu Hotel | So Seychelles". seychelles.org. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  3. ^ "Eden Bleu Hotel On Eden Island In The Seychelles". edenbleu.com. Retrieved 2016-04-03.

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