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18 October

Providence Atoll

Island Group :   Farquhar Group                   
Population :   6
Distance from Mahé :   710km                       
Area :   3.95 sq.km
Description

The Providence Atoll comprises the islands Providence, St Pierre and Ile Cerf.

Providence Atoll occupies an extensive bank of shallow water well known for its profusion of fish. Cerf Island, a true coconut island with an almost cartoon-like fringe of green palms, lies at the southern end of the Providence bank.

St. Pierre, some 32km west of Providence, is a small, raised coral island occupying its own small submarine bank and is a popular roost and breeding site for sea-birds.