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British Indian Ocean Territory
Motto: "In tutela nostra Limuria" (Latin)
"Limuria is in our charge"
Anthem: "God Save the Queen"
Location of British Indian Ocean Territory
StatusBritish Overseas Territory
Capital
and settlement
Camp Justice
7°18′S72°24′E / 7.300°S 72.400°E / -7.300; 72.400Coordinates: 7°18′S72°24′E / 7.300°S 72.400°E / -7.300; 72.400
Official languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups(2001)
  • 95.88% British / American
  • 4.12% other[1]
GovernmentDependency under a constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Ben Merrick
• Administrator
Linsey Billing[2]
• Responsible Minister (UK)a
Mark FieldMP
Established in 1965
Area
• Total
54,400 km2 (21,000 sq mi)
• Water (%)
99.89
• Land
60 km2
23 sq mi
Population
• Non‑permanent 2012 estimate
c.2,500 military personnel and contractors
• Permanent inhabitants
0
• Density
58.3/km2 (151.0/sq mi)[3]
Currency
Time zoneUTC+6
Drives on theright
Calling code+246
ISO 3166 codeIO
Internet TLD.io

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 20, 2018


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