Aldabra Atoll World Heritage Site

Official name
Aldabra Atoll | UNESCO
Country
Seychelles | Map
Continent
Africa
Location
-9.4166° Lat, 46.4166° Lon | Map
Code
185
Time Zone
, +04 +0400
Current Time
Category
Natural
Description
Inscribed 1982. The atoll is comprised of four large coral islands which enclose a shallow lagoon; the group of islands is itself surrounded by a coral reef. Due to difficulties of access and the atoll's isolation, Aldabra has been protected from human influence and thus retains some 152,000 giant tortoises, the world's largest population of this reptile.