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Native name: سُقُطْرَى
Location Indian Ocean
Coordinates 12°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
Airchipelagae Socotra islands
Tot islands 4
Major islands Socotra, Abd al Kuri, Samhah, Darsah
Aurie 3,796 km2 (1,466 sq mi)
Lenth 132 km (82 mi)
Weenth 50 km (31 mi)
Heichest elevation 1,503 m (4,931 ft)
Heichest point MĀI pynt in the Haghier Moontains
Govrenorate Soqatra
Destricts Hadibu (east)
Qulansiyah wa 'Abd-al-Kūrī (wast)
Lairgest settlement Hadibu (pop. 8,545)
Population 44,000
Pop. density 11.3 /km2 (29.3 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups predominantly Soqotris; minority Somalis, Arabs, Indians, an Black Africans descendit frae various ethnic groups[1]
Additional information
Offeecial name Socotra Airchipelago
Teep Natural
Criteria x
Designatit 2008 (32nt session)
Reference no. 1263
State Pairty  Yemen
Region Arab 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.