Marianne Island

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Marianne Island
Marianne Island is located in Seychelles
Marianne Island
Marianne Island
Geography
Location Seychelles
Coordinates 4°20′S 55°55′E / 4.34°S 55.92°E / -4.34; 55.92Coordinates: 4°20′S 55°55′E / 4.34°S 55.92°E / -4.34; 55.92
Archipelago Inner Islands, Seychelles
Adjacent bodies of water Indian Ocean
Total islands 1
Area 0.96 km2 (0.37 sq mi)
Length 1.9 km (1.18 mi)
Width 0.75 km (0.466 mi)
Coastline 4.5 km (2.8 mi)
Highest elevation 130 m (430 ft)
Highest point Morne Estel [1]
Administration
Group Inner Islands
Sub-Group Granitic Seychelles
Districts La Digue and Inner Islands
Largest settlement
La Cour
Demographics
Demonym Creole
Population 0 (2014)
Pop. density 0 /km2 (0 /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-15


Marianne Island is a small (238 acres) granitic island of the Seychelles. It is located 3.8 km ESE of Felicite Island. The island was a former coconut plantation, and on the western side of the island is a long beach. The southern tip of Marianne is known as a world-class diving location. The tallest peak on the island is Estel Hill at 130 meters.

Presently, Marianne Island is uninhabited but is routinely visited by tourists and boaters. For much of the 19th and 20th century, farming and copra production took place on Marianne. There was a former settlement called La Cour, and in 1940 the island had 60 inhabitants.

There are a few species of gecko on Marianne, including the La Digue day gecko (Phelsuma sundbergi ladiguensis) and Phelsuma astriata semicarinata. Reportedly, the rare Seychelles paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone corvina) is occasionally spotted on the island.[2] Also, it was once home to the extinct Seychelles chestnut-sided white-eye.

References[edit]

  1. ^ info1
  2. ^ [1] Nature Seychelles