Archive for the 'Islands' Category

9-shaped artificial island, Bahrain Financial Harbour, Bahrain

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Reef Island is being designed in the shape of the number 9 and will contain 39 residential buildings with a total of 1,217 apartments with waterfront or lagoon views. It will also contain one residential tower, 49 beach villas, 65 individually designed sea-view villas, a 250 room five-star hotel, marina and yacht club, an aquarium, a well care center, a shopping mall, and a multi-function exhibition center.

Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

The Island of Ometepe was formed by two volcanoes rising from Lake Nicaragua in the Republic of Nicaragua. Its name derives from the Nahuatl words Ome = two and Tepetl = mountain, meaning two mountains. The Volcanoes, Concepción and Maderas, are joined by a low isthmus to form one island, giving it the form of an hourglass. Ometepe has an area of 276 km². It is 31 km long and 5 to 10 km wide. The island has a population of 35,000, and an economy based on livestock, agriculture, and tourism. Plantains are the major crop.

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Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

Easter Island, known in the native language as Rapa Nui (”Big Rapa”; but see below) or Isla de Pascua in Spanish, is an island in the south Pacific Ocean belonging to Chile. Located 3,600 km (2,237 statute miles) west of continental Chile and 2,075 km (1,290 statute miles) east of Pitcairn Island.

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