Place:British Indian Ocean Territory

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NameBritish Indian Ocean Territory
Alt namesBIOTsource: Wikipedia
IO00source: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 01/20/99
Territorio Británico del Océano Índicosource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-174
TypeTerritory
Coordinates7°S 72.017°E
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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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 six atolls of the Chagos Archipelago with over 1,000 individual islandsmany tinyamounting to a total land area of .

The largest island is Diego Garcia, , the site of a joint military facility of the United Kingdom and the United States. Following the eviction of the native population (Chagossians) in the 1960s, the only inhabitants are US and British military personnel and associated contractors, who collectively number around 4,000 (2004 figures).[1]

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