The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Diego Garcia

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Diego Garcia
Edition of 1920. See also Diego Garcia on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

DIEGO GARCIA, dē-ā'gō gär-thē'ä, an island of the Indian Ocean, in lat. 7° S., and long. 72° E., extends in an irregular horseshoe shape, and is 30 miles long. It belongs to an archipelago known as the Chagos Islands. It contains a spacious bay, and is very convenient for coaling purposes. The group has about 700 inhabitants, and is a dependency of Mauritius.