Thérèse Island

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Thérèse Island
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Thérèse Island
Geography
Location Seychelles, Indian Ocean
Coordinates 4°40′S55°24′E / 4.667°S 55.400°E / -4.667; 55.400 Coordinates: 4°40′S55°24′E / 4.667°S 55.400°E / -4.667; 55.400
Archipelago Inner Islands, Seychelles
Adjacent bodies of water Indian Ocean
Total islands1
Major islands
  • Thérèse
Area0.762 km2 (0.294 sq mi)
Length1.6 km (0.99 mi)
Width0.7 km (0.43 mi)
Coastline4.5 km (2.8 mi)
Highest elevation164 m (538 ft)
Highest pointThérèse
Administration
Group Granitic Seychelles
Sub-Group Mahe Islands
Sub-Group Port Glaud Islands
Districts Port Glaud
Largest settlementThérèse
Demographics
Population0 (2014)
Pop. density0/km2 (0/sq mi)
Ethnic groups Creole, French, East Africans, Indians.
Additional information
Time zone
ISO code SC-21
Official website www.seychelles.travel/en/discover/the-islands/

Thérèse Island is a small island off the western coast of Mahé in the Seychelles. It has 700 m long white sand beaches, with numerous coconut palms. It has two rocky peaks which resemble a giant's staircase, the tallest, Thérèse Peak, being 164 metres (538 feet) above sea level. There is a reef protecting the south shore of the island. Thérèse Island, along with its sister island Conception Island, is part of Port Glaud district of Mahé, the main island of the Seychelles.

Contents

The island is uninhabited but tourists frequently visit it for its water-sports including scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, and deep sea fishing. [1]

There is a restaurant on the island serving Creole cuisine.

Administration

The island belongs to Port Glaud District. [2] The island is for sale [3]

Tourism

Today, the island's main industry is tourism.

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References

  1. Carpin, Sarah,(1998) Seychelles, Odyssey Guides, p.158, The Guidebook Company Limited, Retrieved on June 22, 2008
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