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Rodrigues
19°43.000'S, 063°25.000'E Chart icon.png
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Capital Port Mathurin
Language French, English
Currency Mauritian rupee (MUR)
Time zone MUT (UTC+4)
Calling code +230

Rodrigues, (Rodriguan Creole: Zil Rodrigues) named after the Portuguese explorer Diogo Rodrigues, is the smallest of the Mascarene Islands and a dependency of Mauritius. With a peak elevation of approximately 355 meters, it is located 560 km east of Mauritius island, in the middle of the Indian Ocean. It is 109 km² in size, and surrounded by a coral reef. The capital of the island is Port Mathurin.

Rodrigues is a volcanic island rising from a ridge along the edge of the Mascarene Plateau. The tectonically-active Rodrigues Triple Point lies on the seafloor nearby. Estimated to be from 1-4 million years old, over time Rodrigues has developed a unique environment, including many endemic species: 42 species of trees; the Rodrigues Fruit Bat; two species of bird, the Rodrigues fody and the Rodrigues warbler; and on the reef a species of coral, two species of damselfish and many new species of crustaceans. Other endemic animals such as Rodrigues giant tortoises and Rodrigues Solitaires are now extinct.

The coral reef of Rodrigues is of particular interest as it is self-seeding - it receives no coral zooplankton from elsewhere. This has led to the development of the endemic coral and a small number of species being present.

The coffee plant café marron, was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 1979.

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Passages

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Communication

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Navigation

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Entrance

Port Mathurin harbour. Photo - B Navez

Clearance can be done at Port Mathurin harbour - valid only for Rodrigues. If you proceed to Mauritius you must clear in again there.

For entrance details see Mauritius.

Berthing

Ports

Port Mathurin

Port Mathurin/wiki/Rodrigues#Port_Mathurin
Harbour icon Port Mathurin [[Rodrigues#Port Mathurin|Port Mathurin]] 19°40.452'S, 063°25.402'E
This is a well sheltered port. Only enter in good daylight.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

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Anchorages

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Amenities

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Store name1/wiki/Rodrigues#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStore_name1.3C.2Fspan.3EProvisions icon Store name1 [[Rodrigues#Store name1|Store name1]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

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Name/wiki/Rodrigues#.27.27.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EName.3C.2Fspan.3E.27.27Eatingout icon Name [[Rodrigues#Name|Name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.
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Name/wiki/Rodrigues#.27.27.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EName.3C.2Fspan.3E.27.27Eatingout icon Name [[Rodrigues#Name|Name]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Transportation

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Tourism

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Friends

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References & Publications

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{{Reference|Rod Heikel|Greek Waters Pilot|Imray|Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire (2010)|9780852889718}}, expands to
Rod Heikell, Greek Waters Pilot, Imray Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire (2010), ISBN 9780852889718
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