Goat Island (Trinidad and Tobago)

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Goat Island
View of Little Tobago from Blue Waters Inn.jpg
View of Goat Island (center) and Little Tobago (right) from Blue Waters Inn, Speyside, Tobago
Goat Island is located in Trinidad and Tobago
Goat Island
Goat Island
Geography
Location Caribbean Sea
Area 52,836.4 m2 (568,726 sq ft)
Length 655.97 m (2,152.13 ft)
Width 355.85 m (1,167.49 ft)
Coastline 2.2 km (1.37 mi)
Administration
Ward Tobago
Parish St. John
Capital Port of Spain
Largest Chaguanas
President Anthony Carmona
Demographics
Population 0
Pop. density 0 /km2 (0 /sq mi)
Languages English
Additional information
Time zone
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Goat Island is an island in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. It is located off the coast of Speyside, between Tobago and Little Tobago.

Some sources say Goat Island is the former home and retreat of Ian Fleming, the author and creator of the James Bond series.[1][2] An article which appeared in Canada's National Post disputed these claims. Fleming biographer Andrew Lycett stated, "Fleming did not have a house --let alone own an island--in Tobago." Zoe Watkins of Ian Fleming Publications Ltd., which Fleming's nieces run, said, "As far as we are aware, there is no link between Ian Fleming and Goat Island. The James Bond novels were all written at Fleming's house, Goldeneye, in Jamaica." The same article reports that Fleming conceived of Crab Key, the island lair of the mad scientist Dr. Julius No, during a 1956 trip to a flamingo sanctuary in Inagua.[3]

At least four species of lizards have been recorded on the island; namely Green iguanas, Grenada tree anoles, Rainbow whiptails and Turnip-tailed geckos.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas, Polly; Coates, Robert; De-Light, Dominique (2010). The Rough Guide to Trinidad & Tobago. Penguin, ISBN 978-1-4053-8674-6
  2. ^ Weston, Nicole (April 14, 2006). Ian Fleming's Private Island for Sale. Luxist
  3. ^ Staff report (August 10, 2007). The island that wanted to be like Bond. canada.com

Coordinates: 11°18′N 60°31′W / 11.300°N 60.517°W / 11.300; -60.517