Tortuguilla Island

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Location map of Tortuguilla Island

Tortuguilla Island (Isla Tortuguilla) is a small island in the Caribbean Sea off the northern coast of Colombia.[1] It is located about 9 km from the mainland, at coordinates 09 ° 01'50 "N 76 ° 20'40" O. Administratively it belongs to the Córdoba department, in the municipality of Puerto Escondido.


Tortuguilla is a landmass subfossil coral terrace surrounded by a limestone platform about 10 feet deep that is home to numerous coral reefs.

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  1. ^ López-Victoria, Mateo; Diaz, Juan Manuel; Márquez, Juan Carlos (2000). "La Formacciones Coralinas de Isla Tortuguilla (Caribe Colombiano)" (PDF). Boletín de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras (INVEMAR). pp. 51–58. Retrieved 13 January 2015. (in Spanish)

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Coordinates: 9°01′50″N 76°20′40″W / 9.0306°N 76.3444°W / 9.0306; -76.3444