Redonda

Approaching the east coast of Redonda.

Redonda is a very small Caribbean island. It is part of Antigua and Barbuda,.[1] No people live here.

This small island is 56.2 kilometres (34.9 mi) southwest of Antigua. It is between the islands of Nevis and Montserrat.

Redonda seems like one very large rock. It is what is left of an ancient volcanic core. The land rises very steeply from sea level, mostly as sheer cliffs. There is no source of freshwater except rain. The only animals that live here are seabirds and a herd of feral goats. The goats live on the poor grazing on top of the island.

History

The island of Redonda as seen from Nevis with Montserrat faintly visible in the distance.

Christopher Columbus found Redonda in 1493 on his second journey. He said the island belonged to Spain. He named the island Santa María la Redonda, meaning Saint Mary the Round. The island looks round when viewed from the side. In the 1860s, the island became a British possession.

Other Languages
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brezhoneg: Redonda
català: Redonda
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Deutsch: Redonda
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Ελληνικά: Ρεντόντα
English: Redonda
Esperanto: Redondo
euskara: Redonda
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Gaeilge: Redonda
galego: Illa Redonda
한국어: 레돈다섬
हिन्दी: रेडोन्डा
italiano: Redonda
עברית: רדונדה
қазақша: Редонда
Latina: Redonda
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македонски: Редонда
日本語: レドンダ島
norsk: Redonda
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română: Redonda
русский: Редонда
српски / srpski: Редонда
suomi: Redonda
Tagalog: Redonda
українська: Редонда
اردو: ریدوندا
Tiếng Việt: Redonda
中文: 雷東達島