Interesting Islands of the World
Anna and Andrea
Location: Chile; South-Eastern Pacific Ocean
Geography:3 Extinct Volcanoes, covered by grass and shrubs.
Climate: 57-72 degrees farenheit; semi-tropical with minimal seasonal variation
History: Settled in 800-1200 AD by Chile. The famous heads were created by the Polynesians.
Island of the Dolls
Location: Canals of Xochimico, south of Mexico City
Geography: Island is a "chinampa;' fertile, tropical plants and minimal wildlife
Climate: Tropical, with hot summers and mild winters
History: sole inhabitant- Don Julian Santa. Found dead girl in the canal, devoted life to warding off evil and pleasing her ghost by hanging dolls.
Location: San Francisco, California; Pacific Ocean
Geography: Hilly island in the bay of San Francisco
Climate: 45-75 degrees farenheit; mild climate
History: Was used as a federal prison, currently closed.
Floating Islands of Titicaca
Location: Puno, Peru; Lake Titicaca
Geography: No trees, 6 miles in length, and made of Toroso reeds.
Climate: 50-57 degrees Fahrenheit all year round.
History: The Uros tribe has been known to have lived on the floating reed islands since the Incan civilizations. It's known as the cradle of civilization of the Incan empire.
North Sentinel Island
Location: Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal (Northeastern Indian Ocean)
Geography: 28 square miles, low lying and heavily forested, surrounded by vast marine ecosystem
Climate: Tropical climate; prone to tropical storms (moonsoons, tsnunamis). Generally warm temperatures year round.
History: Sentinels tribe: hunter gatherers/cannibals, isolated, 60,000+ year old tribe
Location: Socotra, Yemen; Indian Ocean
Geography: Known for its diversity: beaches, limestone caves, and huge mountains and over 700 flora/fauna found nowhere else on earth.
Climate: Tropical desert; influenced by Indian Ocean Monsoon
History: 540 BC- Christian frankincense banned, economic downfall; struggling ever since