Socotra

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Socotra
Native name: سُقُطْرَى
Suquṭra
Socotra satview.jpg
Landsat view ower Socotra
Socotra Archipelago.PNG
Geografie
LocationIndian Ocean
Coordinates12°30′36″N 53°55′12″E / 12.51000°N 53.92000°E / 12.51000; 53.92000Coordinates: 12°30′36″N 53°55′12″E / 12.51000°N 53.92000°E / 12.51000; 53.92000
AirchipelagaeSocotra islands
Tot islands4
Major islandsSocotra, Abd al Kuri, Samhah, Darsah
Aurie3,796 km2 (1,466 sq mi)
Lenth132 km (82 mi)
Weenth50 km (31 mi)
Heichest elevation1,503 m (4,931 ft)
Heichest pointMĀI pynt in the Haghier Moontains
Admeenistration
Yemen
GovrenorateSoqatra
DestrictsHadibu (east)
Qulansiyah wa 'Abd-al-Kūrī (wast)
Lairgest settlementHadibu (pop. 8,545)
Demografics
Population44,000
Pop. density11.3 /km2 (29.3 /sq mi)
Ethnic groupspredominantly Soqotris; minority Somalis, Arabs, Indians, an Black Africans descendit frae various ethnic groups[1]
Additional information
Offeecial nameSocotra Airchipelago
TeepNatural
Criteriax
Designatit2008 (32nt session)
Reference no.1263
State Pairty Yemen
RegionArab States

Socotra (Arabic: سُقُطْرَىSuquṭra), an aa spelled Soqotra, is an island an a smaa airchipelago o fower islands in the Indian Ocean.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Schurhammer, Georg (1982). Francis Xavier; His Life, His Times: India, 1541–1544. 2. Jesuit Historical Institute. p. 122.