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British Indian Ocean Territory

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

This territory was established by an Order in Council on 8 Nov. 1965, consisting then of the Chagos Archipelago (formerly administered from Mauritius) and the islands of Aldabra, Desroches and Farquhar (all formerly administered from Seychelles). The latter islands being returned to the Seychelles when that country achieved independence on 29 June 1976, the territory now comprises the Chagos Archipelago, lying 1,180 miles (1,899 km) north-west of Mauritius.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1985

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  • John Paxton

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