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Islands of Mayotte Between Mozambique and Madagascar

12.8S 45.1E

November 2nd, 2011 Category: Rivers

Madagascar and Mozambique - October 26th, 2011

The two large landmasses visible in this image are Mozambique (left) and Madagascar (right), separated by the Mozambique Channel. Tan, sediment-laden rivers can be seen flowing down towards the shorelines of both countries.

Visible near the top edge is Mayotte, an overseas department and region of France consisting of a main island, Grande-Terre (or Mahoré), a smaller island, Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi), and several islets around these two. The archipelago is located in the northern Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean.

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