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Patos Island (Venezuela)


Patos Island is a small island in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. The island is a part of the Dependencias Federales (Federal Dependencies) of Venezuela.

Geography

Patos Island is located about 250 km (155 miles) northeast of Caracas in the Golfo de Paria (Gulf of Paria). The coordinates are . It lies in the Boca Grande strait of the Bocas del Dragon (Dragon's Mouth), approximately 4 km off the coast of mainland Venezuela and about 10 km west-south-west of Chacachacare, which is part of Trinidad and Tobago.

The uninhabited island has an area of only 0.65 square km with a length of 1.1 km and 0,6 km (0.37 miles) wide with the highest point reaching about 100 meters (328 feet).

History

Patos Island was part of the former British colony Trinidad and Tobago.

On February 26, 1942 the island became part of Venezuela and was 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 island, together with the other islands of the Dependencias Federales, were declared a national park with the park being established on august 18th.

External links

About Patos Island

Map of the Dependencias Federales with location of Patos Island

Map of Patos Island

Picture of Patos Island

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