Latitude and longitude of St. Brandon
- In Mauritius
Saint Brandon (Cargados Carajos) is an archipelago comprising a number of sand banks, shoals and islets. It is a group of outer islands belonging to Mauritius and is administered by the Outer Island Development Corporation (OIDC). Saint Brandon is located in the Indian Ocean about 430 km to the northeast of Mauritius. The islands have a total land area of 1.3 km². The reef measures more than 50 km from north to south, and is 5 km wide, cut by three passes. The reef area is 190 km². The islands have a small transient population, mostly fishermen, 63 in number on census night (Census of 2000). The majority of the population (~40) lives on Raphael village on Île Raphael. They are rich in flora and fauna. The islands are classified as a dependency of Mauritius, which is more than 300 km south, and are administered from Port Louis.
Latitude: -16° 34' 59.99" S
Longitude: 59° 36' 59.99" E