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British Indian Ocean Territory

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  • Variants

    • Chagos Islands
    • Chagos Archipelago
    • BIOT
  • Additional Information

    • Descriptor

    • Descriptor

        British overseas territory
    • Descriptor

        (aat) Overseas territories
    • Descriptor

        (lcsh) Great Britain--Territories and possessions
    • Associated Locale

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Chagos Islands
  • Sources

    • found: Bellamy, D.J. Half of paradise, 1979:jkt. (British Indian Ocean Territory)
    • found: LC database 10-3-95(hdg.: Chagos Islands)
    • found: Phone call to BGN, 10-1-79:(British Indian Ocean Territory; political dependency: 6°0ʹS; 72°0ʹE)
    • found: Statesman's yrbk 1994-95(British Indian Ocean Territory; est. on 8 Nov. 1965, consisting then of the Chagos Archipelago (formerly adm. from Mauritius) and the islands of Aldabra, Desroches and Farquhar (all formerly adm. from Seychelles; the latter islands became part of Seychelles on 29 June 1976)
    • found: The world factbook, via WWW, October 1, 2015(British Indian Ocean Territory (overseas territory of the UK); formerly administered as part of the British Crown Colony of Mauritius, the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) was established as an overseas territory of the UK in 1965. A number of the islands of the territory were later transferred to the Seychelles when it attained independence in 1976. Subsequently, BIOT has consisted only of the six main island groups comprising the Chagos Archipelago. The largest and most southerly of the islands, Diego Garcia, contains a joint UK-US naval support facility. All of the remaining islands are uninhabited; 6°00ʹS, 71°30ʹE)
    • found: Wikipedia, October 1, 2015(The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom situated in the Indian Ocean halfway between Tanzania and Indonesia. The territory comprises the seven atolls of the Chagos Archipelago with over 1,000 individual islands--many tiny--amounting to a total land area of 60 square kilometres (23 sq mi))
  • Change Notes

    • 1979-10-29: new
    • 2015-10-04: revised
  • Alternate Formats