How many islands are around Africa?

What is the only island in Africa?

It is an island in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa; officially the 4th largest island in the world. Madagascar is internationally renowned as a wildlife tourist attraction and ecotourism destination for its biologically diverse areas which is distinct in the world.

Which island is closest to South Africa?

Prince Edward Island, one of the two Prince Edward Islands (the other being Marion Island) in the southern Indian Ocean. The subantarctic island lies about 1,200 miles (1,900 km) southeast of Cape Town and 12 miles (19 km) north-northeast of Marion Island and covers an area of 18 square miles (47 square km).

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