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A tropical footprint-shaped island just 7 degrees south of the equator, Diego Garcia is heavily vegetated. The island covers 6,720 acres in area with a maximum height of 22 feet and an average elevation of four feet above sea level.Where is Diego Garcia Island located?
Diego Garcia, located in the Indian Ocean. Diego Garcia is a small tropical island in the Indian Ocean of Earth, about 1,000 miles south of the southern of coast India and Sri Lanka, and far east of the "African Horn.".Is Diego Garcia part of the US?
Diego Garcia. As of August 2018, Diego Garcia is the only inhabited island of the BIOT; the population is composed of military personnel and supporting contractors. It is one of two critical US bases in the Asia Pacific region, along with Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Pacific Ocean.How big is Diego Garcia?
Diego Garcia. Occupying an area of 17 square miles (44 square km), it consists of a V-shaped, sand-fringed cay about 15 miles (24 km) in length with a maximum width of about 7 miles (11 km); its lagoon is open at the north end.