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DO YOU KNOW WHERE THIS IS????
SOCOTRA ISLAND
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This is a small archipelago (chain of islands) made up of 4 islands in the Indian Ocean.
It is located east of the Horn of Africa and south of the Arabian Peninsula. It is a part of the
Republic of Yemen
The main island is called Socotra and the 3 smaller islands are named: Abd al Kuri, Samhan
and Darsa
PLANTS
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Since Socotra is one of the most isolated places in the world, it is not a surprise that 1/3 of
the plant life cannot be found anywhere else on the planet!
The most striking plant is called the “Dragons Blood Tree”. In the past it was sought after to
use as medicine and today it can be used for paints and varnish
FEATURES
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The archipelago is a total of 80 miles, making it the biggest island in the
Middle East
Almost 50,000 people live on the main island in the principal city of
Hadiboh, while less a few hundred can be found living on the smaller
ones
All of the people living on Socotra Island follow the religion of Islam and
speak the Soqotri language
The only mammals that can be found there are bats!!
In 2008 it was recognized as a UNESCO (United States National
Educational, Scientific Cultural Organization) World Natural Heritage
Site
Due to the various terrains and the way the winds hit the island, the
plant life is truly unique. Socotra island is said to be the most alien
looking place on Earth!
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