Nazareth Bank

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Nazareth Bank
Submerged bank
Nazareth Bank is located in Indian Ocean
Nazareth Bank
Nazareth Bank (Indian Ocean)
Nazareth Bank and Saya de Malha on a 1794 Samuel Dunn map section
Nazareth Bank and Saya de Malha on a 1794 Samuel Dunn map section
CountryMauritius
Area
 • Total7,625 - 26,000 km2 (−2,414 sq mi)

Nazareth Bank is a large submerged bank in the Indian Ocean.

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It lies about 1040 km east of northern Madagascar and 280 km south of Saya de Malha Bank. The closest land is Cargados Carajos shoals, a small and remote dependency of Mauritius located 140 km to the southwest. The Nazareth Bank is part of the vast undersea Mascarene Plateau[1] and of the Reunion hotspot track.[2]

The center of the bank is at 14°30′0.0″S 60°40′0.00″E / 14.500000°S 60.6666667°E / -14.500000; 60.6666667. Its extent is about 176 km north-south and up to 87 km east-west, with a surface of about 11,000 km².[3] This undersea bank is administered by Mauritius.

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