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Islands: Atlantic

Island in the South Atlantic, named by Portuguese navigator Alphonse d'Albuquerque on 25 May 1503 (discovered, but not reported, 2 years earlier by Joao de Nova, also Portuguese); now a dependency of St. Helena; latitude is just under 8° South – i.e. well within the Tropic of Capricorn, and similar to the easternmost point of Brazil Click to show or hide the answer
Portuguese islands, 800 miles West of Portugal: Sao Miguel, Pico, Faial, Santa Maria, Tercira, Sao Jorge, Flores, Graciosa, Formigas Click to show or hide the answer
Capital Ponta Delgada (on the island of Sao Miguel)
In descending order of size: Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa Click to show or hide the answer
Often referred to, in ancient times, as 'the Fortunate Islands'
Coat of arms has two dogs supporting a shield and a crown Click for more information
Forms the north–eastern extremity of Nova Scotia Click to show or hide the answer
Santo Antäo, Santiago (Säo Tiago), Boa Vista, Fogo: largest islands of (Republic of) Click to show or hide the answer
Island in New York Harbour, site of the USA's federal immigration centre 1892–1954; now part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument Click to show or hide the answer
Self–governing Danish islands between Shetland and Iceland; capital Thorshavn Click to show or hide the answer
Norwegian archipelago, within the Arctic circle but famed for its mild climate owing to the Gulf Stream; popular with climbers and cyclists (Vesteralen is a neighbouring archipelago, further north) Click to show or hide the answer
Approx. 300 miles north of the Canaries and 500 west of Casablanca; group includes Porto Santo and the three Desertas (Deserta Grande, Bugio, Chao), as well as the eponymous main island Click to show or hide the answer
Argentine name for the Falkland Islands Click to show or hide the answer
Named after the father of Queen Victoria (Duke of Kent, fourth son of George III) Click to show or hide the answer
Island in the East River, New York – between Queens (Long Island) and the Bronx: home to the city's most famous jail (opened in 1932) Click to show or hide the answer
British overseas territory, from which Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha are administered Click to show or hide the answer
Islands off Newfoundland (actually joined by a tombolo) that form an "overseas collectivity" of France – the last remnant of New France Click to show or hide the answer
Cape Disappointment; highest peak is Mount Paget (2815m) Click to show or hide the answer
Volcanic island that appeared off Iceland in 1963 Click to show or hide the answer
Largest of the Canary Islands; capital Santa Cruz Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
The world's most remote inhabited island (in the South Atlantic, 1,300 miles from St. Helena); part of a British Overseas Territory (along with St. Helena and Ascension Island); named after himself by the Portuguese explorer who discovered it in 1506 Click to show or hide the answer
The north–westernmost part of European France; marks the southern entrance to the English Channel from the west Click to show or hide the answer

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