Saint-Joseph Island

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Île Saint-Joseph
Locator map of Saint-Joseph Island
LocationAtlantic Ocean
Coordinates5°16′53″N 52°34′54″W / 5.28139°N 52.58167°W / 5.28139; -52.58167Coordinates: 5°16′53″N 52°34′54″W / 5.28139°N 52.58167°W / 5.28139; -52.58167
Area20 ha (49 acres)
Highest elevation30 m (100 ft)
Overseas departmentFrench Guiana
Île Saint-Joseph

Saint Joseph Island, (French: Île Saint-Joseph) is the southernmost island of the three Salvation's Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of French Guiana. Twenty hectares in size, it is the middle in size. During the period when the islands were used as a penal colony, the island was reserved for solitary confinement. At an elevation of 30 meters, it is also the lowest island of the group. Most of the island is covered with dense vegetation.