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Krakatoa is a volcanic island located in the Sunda Strait, between the islands of Sumatra and Java in Indonesia. The island is an active volcano, and its eruption in 1883 was probably the loudest sound in human history. 1)


Hispaniola is smaller in area than Cuba but has almost twice the population. There are two countries on Hispaniola — Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Both have a population of about 10 million each, while all of Cuba has a population of 11 million. 2)

Pico Turquino

Pico Turquino is the highest (6,476 ft) peak in Cuba, located in the province of Santiago de Cuba in the Sierra Maestra mountain range. The area around the peak is occupied by the Turquino National Park, extending over 88.56 square miles. 3)


Tokelau is a dependent state of New Zealand located on the Pacific Ocean whose head is Queen Elizabeth II. It has no ports or airports. It is inhabited by about 1,400 people. Electricity was originally produced by diesel generators that burned 2,000 barrels of oil per year but is now produced entirely from solar energy. 4)

William Dampier

William Dampier (1652-1715) was a British explorer sailor, naturalist and buccaneer. He was the first Englishman to explore and chart parts of Australia and New Guinea as well as the first sailor to circumnavigate the world three times. William Dampier was also the first European to see and describe kangaroos in 1699. Dampier's voyages are considered the beginning of the scientific exploration of the Pacific area. 5)

islands.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/20 12:03 by rapidplatypus