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Devil's Island

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Devil's Island

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Île du Diable part of Salut islands is better known as Devil's Island. The total area is 0.62 km2 (62 hectares) The islands were used as a penal colony from 1852 onwards, earning them a reputation for harshness and brutality. This system was gradually phased out and has been completely shut down since 1953. Nowadays the islands are a popular tourist destination. The islands were featured in the novel by Henri Charriere, 'Papillon'. He was imprisoned here for 9 years.

Devil’s Island is the most isolated and inaccessible of the three islands. Visitors are not allowed on Devil’s Island.  It now hosts a radar station for space launches.
20/01/2016
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Devil's Island
Devil's Island
2007-02-10
Bearing:30°
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