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Aldabra Atoll
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Aldabra Atoll is located in Seychelles
Aldabra Atoll
Aldabra Atoll
Location of Aldabra Atoll in Seychelles
Geography
LocationIndian Ocean
Coordinates09°25′S 46°21′E / 9.417°S 46.350°E / -9.417; 46.350Coordinates: 09°25′S 46°21′E / 9.417°S 46.350°E / -9.417; 46.350
ArchipelagoSeychelles
Adjacent bodies of waterIndian Ocean
Total islands46
Major islands
  • Picard
  • Malabar
  • Grande Terre
  • Polymnie
Area155.4 km2 (60.0 sq mi)
Length34 km (21.1 mi)
Width13 km (8.1 mi)
Coastline85 km (52.8 mi)
Highest elevation16 m (52 ft)
Highest pointunnamed dune
Administration
GroupOuter Islands
Sub-GroupAldabra Group
Sub-GroupAldabra Atoll
DistrictsOuter Islands District
Largest settlementLa Gigi (pop. 12)
Demographics
Population12 (2016)
Pop. density0.08/km2 (0.21/sq mi)
Ethnic groupsCreole, French, East Africans, Indians.
Additional information
Time zone
ISO codeSC-26
Official websitewww.seychelles.travel/en/discover/the-islands/outer-islands
CriteriaNatural: vii, ix, x
Reference185
Inscription1982 (6th session)
Designated1981
Official nameAldabra Atoll
Designated2 February 2010
Reference no.1887[1]

Aldabra is the world's second-largest coral atoll. It is situated in the Aldabra Group of islands in the Indian Ocean that are part of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles, with a distance of 1,120 km (700 mi) southwest of the capital, Victoria, on Mahé Island.

  1. ^ "Aldabra Atoll". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.

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