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Desroches Island (Seychelles)

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Africa - Indian Ocean Islands

Local Time
2019-09-21 23:31

min: 78 °F (25 °C) / max: 79 °F (26 °C) 78°F
25.6°C
Wind: 153°/ 8.6 m/s  Gust: 10 m/sWind: 153°/ 8.6 m/s  Gust: 10 m/sFresh breeze
8.6 m/s
Min / Max Temperature79 °F / 26 °C
78 °F / 26 °C

Desroches Island (Ile Desroches) is the main of Seychelles' Amirantes Islands. It is located approx 227 km (140 ml) southwest of the capital city Victoria (on Mahe island).Desroches Island (Seychelles)

The island has length of 5.5 km (3.4 ml) and covers a land area of approx 4 km2 (1.6 ml2). Its population is around 100. Its entire coastlibe (13 km / 8 ml) is a fine sand beach.

The island was named after Chevalier des Roches, Governor (between 1767 and 1772) of Ile de France (today Mauritius Island) and Ile Bourbon (today Reunion Island). The island used to be a major producer of copra.Desroches Island (Seychelles)

Ile Desroches belongs to Seychelles' Outer Islands District. Its inhabitants are engaged mainly in tourism, as well as in small scale farming and fishing, mainly for local consumption.

Desroches Island cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Desroches Island dock (anchor) at Victoria (Seychelles' capital on Mahe Island).

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