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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Gough and Inaccessible Islands

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Gough and Inaccessible Islands are a World Heritage Site of the United Kingdom located in the South Atlantic Ocean. Their significance lies in their being the least-disrupted islands and marine ecosystems in the cool temperate zone.

Gough Island, also known as Gonçalo Álvares, is a volcanic island. It is part of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. Except for the six people manning the weather station, it is uninhabited. The Inaccessible Island is an islet created by an extinct volcano within the vicinity of Gough Island. Together with Gough, Inaccessible Island is the home to many distinctive wildlife, including the world's largest colonies of sea birds. Endemic to Inaccessible Island is the Inaccessible Island Rail, the smallest extant flightless bird in the world.


Gough Island
Gough Island
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authorshipSteven Chown
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Gough and Inaccessible Islands was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 19th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Berlin, Germany, on 4 - 9 December, 1995.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: S 40 19 29.0 W 9 55 43.0
Inscription Year: 1995
Type: Natural
Inscription Criteria: VII, X

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