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Islands of the Indian Ocean

The islands of the Indian Ocean are a varied collection, including many of the smallest territories and one of the largest island nations. Many hug the coastlines of continents; others must be sought out hundreds of miles from any other land.

Christmas Island is one of the islands of the Indian Ocean, south of Indonesia and some distance northwest of Australia, of which it is a territory.

Île Saint-Paul is a small, volcanic outcrop in the deep Indian ocean, located at approximately 38'42" and 77'32", about 85 kilometres south-west of Île Amsterdam.

For the island in Costa Rica, see Cocos Island National Park. The Cocos Islands‎ is in the middle of the Indian Ocean some 2,750km north-west of Perth, and 900km west south-west of Christmas Island.

The British Indian Ocean Territory is unsurprisingly among the islands of the Indian Ocean, south of India, about halfway between Madagascar and Indonesia.

Tromelin Island is a minor one of the islands of the Indian Ocean, approximately 500 miles east of Madagascar and 500 miles north of Reunion.

Europa Island is nowhere near Europe. It is a small atoll off East Africa, about halfway between southern Madagascar and southern Mozambique.

The Gloriosos Islands are a small atoll in the Indian Ocean off East Africa, near Madagascar.

Juan de Nova Island is an island in the Indian Ocean off East Africa, about one-third of the way from Madagascar to Mozambique.

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