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Islands of Guinea-Bissau

Bolama     [1189]
   Group: Archipelago: Bijagos Archipelago
   Country: Guinea-Bissau
Lat: 11.57º N   Long : 15.49º W
Area: 98.1 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 70.7 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.7207
Depth to nearest land: <200 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 5 km   group: 5 km
Nearest continent: Africa    Distance: 5 km    Isolation Index: 7
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE:   tropical  wet and dry seasons
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, city of Bolama
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 90%   Human Threat Indicator: 3
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 165 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 3
Last updated: 19/03/89

Carache     [1188]
   Group: Archipelago: Bijagos Archipelago
   Country: Guinea-Bissau
Lat: 11.49º N   Long : 16.23º W
Area: 80.4 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 46.4 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.5771
Depth to nearest land: <200 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 2 km   group: 35 km
Nearest continent: Africa    Distance: 35 km    Isolation Index: 13
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
CLIMATE:   tropical 
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 90%   Human Threat Indicator: 3
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 165 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 3
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 21/08/88

Caravela     [590]
   Group: Archipelago: Bijagos Archipelago
   Country: Guinea-Bissau
Lat: 11.54º N   Long : 16.33º W
Area: 125.7 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 56.6 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.4503
Depth to nearest land: <200 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 1 km   group: 35 km
Nearest continent: Africa    Distance: 35 km    Isolation Index: 13
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
CLIMATE:   tropical 
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 90%   Human Threat Indicator: 3
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 165 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 3
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 02/08/88

Formoza (Formosa)    [591]
   Group: Archipelago: Bijagos Archipelago
   Country: Guinea-Bissau
Lat: 11.47º N   Long : 15.98º W
Area: 140.3 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 77.6 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.5531
Depth to nearest land: <200 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 8 km   group: 12 km
Nearest continent: Africa    Distance: 12 km    Isolation Index: 10
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE:   tropical 
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, town of Abu
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 90%   Human Threat Indicator: 3
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 165 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 3
Last updated: 02/08/88

Jeta     [588]
   Group: Archipelago: Bijagos Archipelago
   Country: Guinea-Bissau
Lat: 11.90º N   Long : 16.26º W
Area: 108.9 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 72.6 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.6667
Depth to nearest land: <200 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 1 km   group: 3 km
Nearest continent: Africa    Distance: 3 km    Isolation Index: 4
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
CLIMATE:   tropical 
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 90%   Human Threat Indicator: 3
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 165 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 3
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 02/08/88

Orango, I. de     [593]
   Group: Archipelago: Bijagos Archipelago
   Country: Guinea-Bissau
Lat: 11.12º N   Long : 16.13º W
Area: 272.5 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 122.7 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.4503
Depth to nearest land: <200 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 6 km   group: 65 km
Nearest continent: Africa    Distance: 65 km    Isolation Index: 19
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
CLIMATE:   tropical 
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 90%   Human Threat Indicator: 3
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 165 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 3
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 02/08/88

Orangozinho     [587]
   Group: Archipelago: Bijagos Archipelago
   Country: Guinea-Bissau
Lat: 11.12º N   Long : 15.95º W
Area: 107.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 76.1 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.7112
Depth to nearest land: <200 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
ISLAND TYPE:
CLIMATE:   tropical 
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 90%   Human Threat Indicator: 3
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 165 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 3
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 02/08/88

Pecixe     [592]
   Group: Archipelago: Bijagos Archipelago
   Country: Guinea-Bissau
Lat: 11.83º N   Long : 16.08º W
Area: 166.7 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 68.1 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.4085
Depth to nearest land: <200 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 1 km   group: 3 km
Nearest continent: Africa    Distance: 3 km    Isolation Index: 4
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
CLIMATE:   tropical 
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 90%   Human Threat Indicator: 3
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 165 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 3
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 02/08/88

Roxa     [589]
   Group: Archipelago: Bijagos Archipelago
   Country: Guinea-Bissau
Lat: 11.25º N   Long : 15.73º W
Area: 110.9 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 70.5 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.6357
Depth to nearest land: <200 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 6 km   group: 15 km
Nearest continent: Africa    Distance: 15 km    Isolation Index: 10
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
CLIMATE:   tropical 
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 90%   Human Threat Indicator: 3
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 165 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 3
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 02/08/88

Uno     [586]
   Group: Archipelago: Bijagos Archipelago
   Country: Guinea-Bissau
Lat: 11.27º N   Long : 16.23º W
Area: 104.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 45.4 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.4365
Depth to nearest land: <200 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 6 km   group: 55 km
Nearest continent: Africa    Distance: 55 km    Isolation Index: 17
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
CLIMATE:   tropical 
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 90%   Human Threat Indicator: 3
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 165 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 3
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 02/08/88

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