Banana Islands

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Banana Islands
Banana Islands (in the background)
Banana Islands (in the background)
Waters Atlantic Ocean
Geographical location 8 ° 7 ′  N , 13 ° 13 ′  W Coordinates: 8 ° 7 ′  N , 13 ° 13 ′  W
Banana Islands (Sierra Leone)
Banana Islands
Number of islands 2+
Main island Dublin Island
Ricketts Island

The Banana Islands (to German  Banana Islands ) are a small group of islands off the southern tip of the Freetown Peninsula of Sierra Leone ( West Africa ) in the Bay of Yawri .

The group consists of the two main islands Dublin Island and Ricketts Island , which are connected by a natural dam and small stone bridge, as well as some smaller islands.

In 1747 the Diemermeer of the Dutch East India Company sank here .

In the mid-19th century, Commander Murray of the Royal Navy , West Africa Squadron, planned to build a naval hospital on one of the islands to treat malaria-afflicted navies and settlers. The constant fresh breeze from the lake and the existing fresh water sources as well as fertile soil were recognized by him as advantages, but the superiors decided to set up the marine hospital in Freetown.

The Banana Islands are known for their fine sandy beaches and offer good snorkeling and diving opportunities .

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  1. ^ Sierra Leone Beaches. ( Memento of the original from March 10, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. accessed on January 9, 2015  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. Leigh Bishop: The Final Circle . Diver Group. Retrieved December 11, 2018.