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Background: Established as a territory of the UK in 1965, a number of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) islands were transferred to the Seychelles when it attained independence in 1976. Subsequently, BIOT has consisted only of the six main island groups comprising the Chagos Archipelago. The largest and most southerly of the islands, Diego Garcia, contains a joint UK-US naval support facility. All of the remaining islands are uninhabited. Former agricultural workers, earlier residents in the islands, were relocated primarily to Mauritius but also to the Seychelles, between 1967 and 1973. In 2000, a British High Court ruling invalidated the local immigration order that had excluded them from the archipelago, but upheld the special military status of Diego Garcia.
 
 
Common Name: British Indian Ocean Territory Local Official Name: British Indian Ocean Territory
Abbreviated Name: British Indian Ocean Territory Official Name: British Indian Ocean Territory
Official Script Name: British Indian Ocean Territory Local Common Name: BIOT
Former Name: British Indian Ocean Territory Territory of: UK
 
Head of State: Queen ELIZABETH II
 
Government Type: overseas territory of the UK; administered by a commissioner, resident in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London
 
Independence: NA
 
Constitution: NA
 
National Holiday: NA
 
International Organization Participation: NA
 
Administrative Divisions: NA
 
Dependent Areas: NA
 
Legal System: the laws of the UK, where applicable, apply
 
Suffrage: NA years
 
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches: Chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952) Head of government: Commissioner Tony CROMBIE (since January 2004); Administrator Tony HUMPHRIES (since February 2005); note - both reside in the UK Elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; commissioner and administrator appointed by the monarch
 
Party Leaders: NA
 
International Disputes: Mauritius and Seychelles claim the Chagos Archipelago including Diego Garcia; in 2001 the former inhabitants of the Chagos Archipelago, evicted in 1965 and now residing chiefly in Mauritius, were granted UK citizenship and the right to repatriation; the UK resists the Chagossians' demand for an immediate return to the islands; repatriation is complicated by the exclusive US military lease of Diego Garcia that restricts access to the largest island in the chain;
 
Illicit Drugs: NA 
 
 
 NA GEOGRAPHY
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Location of British Indian Ocean Territory: archipelago in the Indian Ocean, south of India, about one-half the way from Africa to Indonesia
 
Continent: Asia Land Area Total: 54,400 sq km 
Region: Indian Ocean Land Area Land: 60 sq km
Capitol City: NA Land Area Water: 54,340 sq km
      
Latitude: 006 00 S Border Boundary Land: 0 km
Longitude: 071 30 E Border Boundary Coastline: 698 km 
  
Arable Land: 0.00 % Pastures: 0.00 %
Crops: 0.00 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
  
Highest Elevation: 15 m Location: unnamed location on Diego Garcia
Lowest Elevation: 0 m Location: Indian Ocean
  
Largest City in British Indian Ocean Territory: Largest City Population: 0
  
Threatened Species: 0
 
Environmental Issues: NA
 
Environmental Agreements: NA
 
Irrigated Land: 0
 
Bordering Countries: NA
 
Natural Resources: coconuts, fish, sugarcane
 
Geographical Terrain: flat and low (most areas do not exceed four meters in elevation)
 
Comparative Area of British Indian Ocean Territory: about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC
 
British Indian Ocean Territory's Geography: archipelago of 2,300 islands; Diego Garcia, largest and southernmost island, occupies strategic location in central Indian Ocean; island is site of joint US-UK military facility
 

 NA CLIMATE
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General Climate: tropical marine; hot, humid, moderated by trade winds
 
Natural Hazards: NA
 
 
 NA ECONOMY
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Economic Overview: All economic activity is concentrated on the largest island of Diego Garcia, where joint UK-US defense facilities are located. Construction projects and various services needed to support the military installations are done by military and contract employees from the UK, Mauritius, the Philippines, and the US. There are no industrial or agricultural activities on the islands. When the Ilois return, they plan to reestablish sugarcane production and fishing.
 
 
GDP: $0 USD Currency: NA
GDP per Capita: $0 USD Currency Code: NA
GDP Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
Currency Exchange Rate History: NA
  
  
GDP of Agriculture: 0.00 % GDP of Industry: 0.00 %
GDP of Services: 0.00 %  
   
Inflation Rate: 0.00 % Population in Poverty: 0.00 %
Unemployment Rate: 0.00 % Tourism: 0.00 visitors each year
   
Consumption by lowest 10%: 0.00 % Budget Revenue in USD: $0 USD
Consumption by upper 10%: 0.00 % Budget Expenditures in USD: $0 USD
   
Electricity Production: 0 kWh Electricity Exports: 0 kWh
Electricity Consumption: 0 kWh Electricity Imports: 0 kWh

Electricity Production by Source:
 
Fossil Fuel Electricity Production: 0.00% Nuclear Electricity Production: 0.00%
Hydro Electricity Production: 0.00% Other Electricity Production: 0.00%
   
Oil Production: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Production: 0 cu m
Oil Consumption: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Consumption: 0 cu m
Oil Exports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Exports: 0 cu m
Oil Imports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Imports: 0 cu m
Proven Oil Reserves: 0 barrels Proven Natural Gas Reserves: 0 cu m
   
External Debt: $0 USD Received in economic aid: $0 USD
  Donated in economic aid: $0 USD
   
Agricultural Products: NA
 
Primary Industries: NA
 
Industrial Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
  
Import Amount in USD: $0 USD - NA
 
Import Partners: NA
 
Export Amount in USD: $0 USD - NA
 
Export Partners: NA
 
    
GINI Index: 0.00%
 
Labor Force Number of People: 0
 
Labor Force by Occupations: NA
 
  
 NA COMMUNICATIONS
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Radio Broadcast Stations: 3 Number of People with Radios: 0
Television Broadcast Stations: 1 Number of People with Televisions: 0
Number of People with Mainline Telephones: 0 Number of People with Mobile Phones: 0
 
Internet Service Providers: 49 Internet Users: 0
 
Internet Country Code: .io Newspapers: 0
Two Letter Country Code: IO Weights and Measures:
Phone Country Code: Electricity Voltage: Volts
  
Telephone Systems: General assessment: separate facilities for military and public needs are available domestic: all commercial telephone services are available, including connection to the Internet International: international telephone service is carried by satellite
 
  
 NA TRANSPORTATION
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Highways: 1 km Railways: 0 km
Gas And Oil Pipelines: 0 km Waterways: 0 km
Airports: 1 Heliports: 0
 
Motor Vehicles: 0 per 1,000 people CO2 Emissions: 0 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  Per capita CO2 emissions: 0.00 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  
Merchant Marines: NA
 
Ports and Harbors: Diego Garcia
 
  
 NA PEOPLE
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Population: 0 people type - nationality Birth Rate: 0.00 births per 1,000 people
Population Density: 0.00 people per sq km Death Rate: 0.00 deaths per 1,000 people
Population Growth: 0.00% per year Fertility Rate per Women: 0.00 babies born per woman
 
Population Male 0-14: 0 Population Female 0-14: 0
Population Male 15-64: 0 Population Female 15-64: 0
Population Male 65+: 0 Population Female 65+: 0
 
Population 0-14: 0.00% Literacy Rate: 0.00%
Population 15-64: 0.00% Literacy rate of Males: 0.00%
Population 65+: 0.00% Literacy rate of Females: 0.00%
 
Population that is Male: 0.00 % Population that is Female: 0.00%
Life expectancy at birth in years: 0.00 years Infant mortality rate - baby deaths per 1000 births: 0.00 Babies die per 1,000 births
Life expectancy at birth for Males: 0.00 years Life expectancy at birth for Females: 0.00 years
 
Rate of AIDS/HIV infection: 0.00% Number of people living with AIDS or HIV: 0
Number of people who died of AIDS: 0
   
Disease Risk:
 
Diseases:
 
Net Migration Rate per 1,000 people: 0.00
 
Nationality: NA
 
Ethnic Groups: NA 
 
  
Primary Language: NA
 
Other Languages: NA
 
 
Primary Religion: NA
 
Other Religions: NA
 
  
 NA MILITARY
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Branches: defense is the responsibility of the UK; the US lease on Diego Garcia expires in 2016
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: NA years
 
Manpower Available: 0 People
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: 0 People
 
Amount of Manpower Available each Year: 0 People per year
 
Expenditures: $0 USD per year
 
Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 0.00
 
 
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