Los Testigos Islands
Los Testigos Islands are a group of islands in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. They are a part of the Dependencias Federales (Federal Dependencies) of Venezuela.
The Los Testigos Islands are located about 400 km (248 miles) northeast of Caracas and about 80 km (48 miles) northeast of Isla Margarita. The coordinates of the main island are .
The archipelago has an area of 6.53 square km (2.52 square miles) and consists of 6 major islands and a number of smaller rock islets.
The larger islands are:
Isla Testigo Grande, main island
Isla Conejo, east of the main island
Isla Iguana, south of the main island
Isla Morro Blanco, south of the main island
Isla Noreste, northeast of the main island
Isla Rajada, east of the main island
The larger rock islets are:
Penon de Fuera
The population is about 200 inhabitants (according to 2001 census) mostly being fishing families. There is a small military base operated by the Venezuelan navy on the main island.
In 1938 the islands were put under the administration of the Ministerio del Interior y de Justicia (Ministry of Interior and Justice) as part of the Dependencias Federales.
On August 9, 1972 the islands, together with the other islands of the Dependencias Federales, were declared a national park with the park being established on august 18th.
About Los Testigos Islands
Map of the Dependencias Federales with location of the Los Testigos Islands
Map of Los Testigos Islands
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