Dublin (island)

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Waters Atlantic Ocean
Archipelago Banana Islands
Geographical location 8 ° 7 ′  N , 13 ° 13 ′  W Coordinates: 8 ° 7 ′  N , 13 ° 13 ′  W
Dublin (Island) (Sierra Leone)
Dublin (island)
length 4460 metersdep1
width 1490 metersdep1
Residents 842 (2012)

Dublin is an island off Freetown in Sierra Leone that belongs to the Banana Islands . The island has 842 inhabitants (2012). The main town is the town of the same name, Dublin .

Dublin Island is known for its beaches and diving opportunities. The Banana Island Guest House is the only tourist accommodation in the archipelago. The battle base and cannons at Old Wharf on the island are a Sierra Leone National Monument .


Dublin Iceland was in possession of the slavers family Caulker. In 1820 the family left the island and leased it to the British Empire . After the slave trade ended, Francis Caulker signed an agreement with British governor Charles McCarthy . This provided for the settlement of freed slaves on the island. In 1843 the Dublin settlement became the headquarters of local government. In 1847 about 500 people lived on the island.

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  1. a b Banana Island (Dublin), Sierra Leone. EcoSalone ( Memento of the original from October 12, 2013 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 March 17, 2014  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.ecosalone.com