Islands Of Brazil2010
By Amelia Meyer
The territory of Brazil is mainly based on the mainland of South America. However, there are a few islands that are included within the official, political borders of this intriguing land. Some of these islands are:
Arquipélago de Fernando de Noronha
An archipelago refers to a cluster or chain of islands. This particular one comprises 21 individual islands and islets, all perched in the midst of the vast Atlantic Ocean. These are roughly 350 kilometres from the Brazilian shoreline and are part of the state of Pernambuco. The main island, Noronha, measures only 18.4 square kilometres, which is just over 7 square miles, in area.