✧ British Indian Ocean Territory ✧

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
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Salomon Atoll is one of the many above water features of the Chagos Archipelago

Salomon Atoll is one of the many above water features of the Chagos Archipelago

Coconut crabs are the world's largest terrestrial arthropod and live in one of the most undisturbed populations in the Chagos Archipelago

Coconut crabs are the world's largest terrestrial arthropod and live in one of the most undisturbed populations in the Chagos Archipelago

The brain coral Ctenella chagius is endemic to the reefs of the Chagos Archipelago

The brain coral Ctenella chagius is endemic to the reefs of the Chagos Archipelago

The Chagos Archipelago. (Atolls with areas of dry land are named in green)

The Chagos Archipelago. (Atolls with areas of dry land are named in green)

View of Diego Garcia, showing military base, British Indian Ocean Territory

View of Diego Garcia, showing military base, British Indian Ocean Territory

Scientist recording coral species for ongoing monitoring work in the archipelago

Scientist recording coral species for ongoing monitoring work in the archipelago

Seabirds nesting on South Brother island in the Chagos Archipelago

Seabirds nesting on South Brother island in the Chagos Archipelago


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The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) or Chagos Islands 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 – many tiny – amounting to a total land area of 60 square kilometres (23 sq mi).  For more detail visit here: http://worldstag.blogspot.com/2014/10/british-indian-ocean-territory.html

The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) or Chagos Islands 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 – many tiny – amounting to a total land area of 60 square kilometres (23 sq mi). For more detail visit here: http://worldstag.blogspot.com/2014/10/british-indian-ocean-territory.html

Map of the British Indian Ocean Territory since 1976. ◆British Indian Ocean Territory - Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Indian_Ocean_Territory #British_Indian_Ocean_Territory

Map of the British Indian Ocean Territory since 1976. ◆British Indian Ocean Territory - Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Indian_Ocean_Territory #British_Indian_Ocean_Territory

British Diplomatic Cable signed by D.A. Greenhill, dated August 24, 1966, relating to the depopulation of the Chagos Archipelago stating "Unfortunately along with the birds go some few Tarzans or Men Fridays.", British Indian Ocean Territory

British Diplomatic Cable signed by D.A. Greenhill, dated August 24, 1966, relating to the depopulation of the Chagos Archipelago stating "Unfortunately along with the birds go some few Tarzans or Men Fridays.", British Indian Ocean Territory

Flag of the British Indian Ocean Territory,. British Overseas Territory

Flag of the British Indian Ocean Territory,. British Overseas Territory

The British Indian Ocean Territory prior to the Seychelles' independence in 1976. The land at bottom left is the northern tip of Madagascar. (Desroches is not labelled, but is a part of the Amirante Islands.)

The British Indian Ocean Territory prior to the Seychelles' independence in 1976. The land at bottom left is the northern tip of Madagascar. (Desroches is not labelled, but is a part of the Amirante Islands.)

Location of British Indian Ocean Territory

Location of British Indian Ocean Territory

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