Yelkenli Island

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Yelkenli Island
Native name:
Yelkenli Adası
Yelkenli Island is located in Turkey
Yelkenli Island
Yelkenli Island
LocationMediterranean Sea
Coordinates36°08′19″N 33°21′55″E / 36.13861°N 33.36528°E / 36.13861; 33.36528
İl (province)Mersin Province

Yelkenli Island (Turkish: Yelkenli Ada, literally "sailboat Island) is a Mediterranean island in Turkey. It is administratively a part of Aydıncık ilçe (district) of Mersin Province at 36°08′19″N 33°21′55″E / 36.13861°N 33.36528°E / 36.13861; 33.36528.[1]

The uninhabited island has an area of only 650 square metres (7,000 sq ft). The island is almost merged to the mainland (Anatolia) and close to the Aydıncık Cave a famous cave. Aydıncık Islands are about 1,400 metres (4,600 ft) to the west. Yelkenli Island is known as a breeding location of Mediterranean gull and Mediterrean monk seal.[2]