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Îles de Los (English: Loos Islands) are an island group lying off Conakry in Guinea. There are three main islands: Tamara (Fortoba), Kassa and Roume, while Coraille, Blanche and Cabris are smaller islands to the south.

Long inhabited, the British took possession of the islands, then handed them to France in 1904 in exchange for France relinquishing fishing rights in Newfoundland and Labrador. Roume is said to have inspired the novel Treasure Island, and was known for its role in slave trading, while Tamara was a prison.

The islands are best known for their beaches and forested interiors and are popular with tourists. Ferries sail to the Los from Conakry.

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Coordinates: 9°28′37″N 13°47′08″W / 9.4769°N 13.7855°W / 9.4769; -13.7855


The Îles de Los (English: Loos Islands) are an island group lying off Conakry in Guinea. There are three main islands: Tamara (Fortoba) and Kassa bracket Roume, while Coraille, Blanche and Cabris are smaller islands to the south.

Long inhabited, the British took possession of the islands, then handed them to France in 1904 in exchange for France relinquishing fishing rights in Newfoundland and Labrador. Roume is said to have inspired the novel Treasure Island, and was known for its role in slave trading, while Tamara was a prison.

The islands are best known for their beaches and forested interiors and are popular with tourists. Ferries sail to the Los from Conakry.

References


Coordinates: 9°28′37″N 13°47′08″W / 9.4769°N 13.7855°W / 9.4769; -13.7855

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