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British Indian Ocean Territory

British Indian Ocean Territory

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Description

Le Territoire britannique de l'océan Indien, en anglais British Indian Ocean Territory, abrégé en BIOT en anglais, est un territoire britannique d'outre-mer situé dans le centre de l'océan Indien, dans l'archipel des Chagos qu'il occupe en totalité. Il se compose de 55 îles réparties en six atolls dont celui de Diego Garcia, le seul habité, avec la présence d'une base militaire américaine.
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Diego Garcia

Diego Garcia est une île de l'archipel des Chagos, une possession britannique au sein du territoire britannique de l'océan Indien. Elle est louée depuis 1966 pour un bail de 50 ans, renouvelable 20 ans, à l'armée des États-Unis.
C'est actuellement l'une des plus grosses bases ...
5 Jul 08

Gan (Maldives)

Cette grande île de 5km de long sur 3 km de large fut une base pour la marine et l'armée de l'air britanique de 1912 à 1974. Pour cette raison l'île est très bien équipée et la plupart de la population parle anglais.
L'île voisine de Viligili dispose d'une des plus belles ...
7 Jan 08

Konipafuri

1 Jan 70

Muli (Maldives)



Muli est une île de 1500 hab, assez grande et très jolie. Il y a plusieurs restaurants, plein de petits magasins, un hôpital, une école.
5 May 11

Vattaru Atholl (Maurice)

Situé au S de Vaavu atoll, Vattaru atoll, de forme circulaire, a 9km de diamètre. Il comporte une seule île inhabitée.
7 Jan 08

Mulaku Kandu (Maldives)

Mulaku Kandu has the unusual feature of a large submerged pinnacle rising from very deep water in the centre of the channel. The pinnacle is covered with beautiful soft corals and surrounded by a myriad of marine life. The channels on the western rim of the atoll will also make fantastic ...
7 Jan 08

Maayafushi (Maldives)

Petite île au NE de l'atoll d'Ari, entourée d'un grand lagon couleur émeuraude avec une plage magnifique de sable blanc.C'est un lieu de rendez-vous pour les plongeurs.
12 Jan 08

Dhiggiri (Maldives)

Dhiggiri is a small and friendly island with a white sandy beach and a blue lagoon.
12 Jan 08

Foththeyo Bodufushi (Maldives)

The reefs of the eastern side of the atoll are in pristine condition and are wonderful for divers and snorkellers alike. There are many thrilling shark dives in the atoll, where divers may be lucky enough to see hammerhead sharks as well as the more common grey reef sharks.
5 Jan 08

Rihivelli island (S Kaafu)

Au bord de la barrière de corail, au S de l'atoll de Male S, lîle est longue de 350m et large de 75 m avec une orientation NS.
Deux îles désertes sont accessibles à pied, en planche à voile ou en catamaran: l'île aux Oiseaux l'île du Soleil Levant.L'île Robinson à l'état ...
1 Feb 09

Foththeyo Muli (Maldives)

Fotteyo Muli is the easternmost point of the Maldives archipelago. In addition to this, the 55 kilometres long unbroken reef that stretches from the ?toe' to the ?heel' of the ?boot' is the longest reef in the Maldives.
5 Jan 08

Funadhoo island (Kaafu)

Funadhoo (Funidu) lies about 0.3 mile N of the E end of Male, and is surrounded by a reef which dries in places.
A small tank farm, with three large and about six smaller tanks,stands on the island.
17 Nov 11

Giraavaru island (N Kaafu)

Giraavaru an islet covered in scrub and with a few coconut palms, lies on the SW side of Male Atoll, about 0.5 mile within the outer edge of the barrier reef.
A small bare islet lay at the extremity of the reef extending 1 mile W of Giravaru; a similar islet lies 1 mile S of
Giravaru.
It's ...
19 Nov 11

Velassaru (S Kaafu)

Located in south male' 12 kilometres from the capital city, the laguna maldives resort a tranquil tropical setting situated among groves of coconut palms floating in the dreamy blue water of its private lagoon.
The lagoon which surrounds the island is ideal for snorkelling, canoeing ...
4 Jan 08

Hulhule island (Kaafu)

Hulule, about 0.6 mile E of Funadhoo, bears some tall coconut palms; an airstrip runs the full length of the island and joins it to an islet close S. Airport buildings and a small village lie along the central part of the W side of Hulule.
The Malé International Airport is located ...
17 Nov 11

Embudhu (S Kaafu)

Cette île de forme arondie et à la végétation luxuriante est proche de la célèbre passe de Vadoo, ce qui en fait l'une des bases préférées des plongeurs.
4 Jan 08

Giraavaru Irumathee Kandu and Giraavaru Uthuru kandu (N Kaafu)

A good, easily discernible channel, S of Giravaru, with a least depth of 48m in its center, leads through the barrier reef. A wider, less deep channel lies NW of Giravaru; a shoal patch, with a least depth of 3.4m, lies in the channel, about 0.7 mile NW of Giravaru, where it broadens ...
19 Nov 11

Malé island (Kaafu)

Malé is the capital of the Republic of Maldives located at the southern edge of North Male' Atoll Kaafu.
Traditionally it was the King's Island from where the ancient Maldive Royal dynasties ruled and where the palace was located. Formerly it was a walled city surrounded by fortifications ...
16 Nov 11

Viligili island (N Kaafu)

Viligili (Wilingili), a low wooded islet used as a tourist village, lies 1 mile W of Male. It is surrounded by steep-to foul ground extending up to 0.3 mile offshore.
The light on the islet is reported to be a good landmark.
The channel between Viligili and Male has a 5.5m shoal ...
17 Nov 11

Malé Inter island Harbour (Kaafu)

South West Harbor is protected by a rough breakwater of heaped coral extending 0.15 mile from the SW extremity of Male.
The harbor is used by inter-island trading boats, cargo lighters, and deep-draft vessels at anchor.
The Custom House lies on the main quay facing the main ...
13 Nov 11

Male commercial harbour (Kaafu)

Male, the principal port, is centrally situated at NW corner of Male. Male' Commercial Harbour is situated on the NW side of Male' island.
All cargo vessels are handled at Alongside and as well as at anchorage using Barge operation. Most of the container ships are handled at Alongside ...
19 Nov 11

Feydhoofinolhu island (N Kaafu)

Feydhoofinolhu, a bare sandy islet, surrounded by a steep-to reef which dries in places, lies 2.3 miles N of Viligili.
Breakwaters extend from the islet.Galu Falhu, a circular reef about 1 mile SE of Feydhoofinolhu, appears to contain deep water.
17 Nov 11

Surfing in Malé (Kaafu)

Eastern reef of Male’, Southern tip of North Male’ Atoll: A couple of shifting peaks, popular with locals, riding surfboards and boogie boards. The reef picks up plenty of swell. Best in W winds. Accessible from the shore.
17 Nov 11

Furanafushi (N Kaafu)

Furana Fushi, near Malé, host a resort.  the beach has some small creeks.
19 Nov 11
Local Area

Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering about 20% of the Earth's water surface. It is bounded on the north by Asia (including the Indian subcontinent, after which it is named); on the west by Africa; on the east by Indochina, the Sunda Islands, ...
6 Apr 12

Maldives

The Republic of Maldives is a SW Asian country. The population of the Islamic Republic is about 300 000 inhabitants. The capital is Male. The language "Devehi" comes in part from an ancient form of Sri Lancans mixed with Hindi, Arabic and English. English is the ...
16 Nov 11

Seychelles

L'archipel des Seychelles (115 îles) est composé de quatre groupes d'îles. Le groupe principal autour de Mahé, le groupe des Amirantes, le groupe de Farquhar et le groupe d'Aldabra. Il s'étend d'Ouest en Est de 46° à 56 ° de longitude Est, e du Nord au Sud de 4) à 10° de latitude Sud.
15 Dec 08

Île Rodrigues

Ile Rodrigues , the Agalega Islands (10°26'S., 56°40'E.), and Cargados
Carajos (Saint Brandon) (16°50'S., 59°30'E.) are dependencies of
Mauritius.
Ile Rodrigues lies about 350 miles E of Mauritius. It is 9.5 miles long, 4.5 miles wide, and formed of volcanic formations.
The ...
15 Oct 10

Ile Maurice Mauritius

officially the Republic of Mauritius, French: République de Maurice, is an island nation off the coast of the African continent in the southwest Indian Ocean, about 900 kilometers (560 mi) east of Madagascar. In addition to the island of Mauritius, the republic includes the islands ...
14 Oct 10

Adabra Islands

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.
The only remaining settlement is on Assumption Island, not counting the Aldabra Research Station on Picard ...
27 Apr 12
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