Equatorial Islands


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Equatorial Islands:

see Line IslandsLine Islands
or Equatorial Islands,
coral group, 43 sq mi (111 sq km), central and S Pacific. Once valuable for their guano deposits, the islands now have coconut groves, airfields, and meteorological stations.
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About 3,700 people live on the chain of 80 equatorial islands that make up the Solomons - a former British colony - 1,400 miles northeast of Sydney, Australia.
Various species of pigs abound in great numbers on many of the nation's equatorial islands, and they can be hunted at any time.
The earlier exposure of West African slavery concentrated on natives being taken north by sea from Angola to cocoa plantations on Sao Tome and Principe, two tiny equatorial islands in the Gulf of Guinea.