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Aldabra Islands

Aldabra Group
space shuttle photo showing all the islands of the Aldabra Group
Location Indian Ocean
Archipelago Seychelles
Area 175.91 km2 (67.919 sq mi)
Aldabra Group
Aldabra Group
Location of the Aldabra Group in the Indian Ocean

The Aldabra Group are part of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles, lying in the southwest of the island nation, 1000 kilometres from the capital, Victoria, on Mahé Island.[1]

Population and area

The only remaining settlement is on Assumption Island, not counting the Aldabra Research Station on Picard Island of Aldabra. There are abandoned settlements on Astove Island and on Menai Island of Cosmoledo.[2]The total land area of the Aldabra Group is 175.91 km².

The term Cosmoledo Group includes Cosmoledo Atoll and Astove Island.

Islands in the Aldabra group

  1. Aldabra Atoll (a raised atoll with four main and some 40 small islets)
  2. Assumption Island (a single island on a raised reef)
  3. Cosmoledo Atoll (a raised atoll with two main and about 18 smaller islets)
  4. Astove Island (a raised atoll with just one island)

See also


External links

  • Indian Ocean Pilot

Coordinates: 9°42′S 47°3′E / 9.700°S 47.050°E / -9.700; 47.050

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