The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom situated in the Indian Ocean halfway between Tanzania and Indonesia. The territory comprises the seven atolls of the Chagos Archipelago with over 1,000 individual islands. Largest settlement: Camp Justice
The Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean was declared the world's largest marine reserve in April 2010 with an area of square miles. Salomons Atoll is one of the many above water features of the Chagos Archipelago
The British Indian Ocean Territory prior to the Seychelles' independence in The land at bottom left is the northern tip of Madagascar. (Desroches is not labelled, but is a part of the Amirante Islands.