What is Isle Trindade and Martim Vaz?

Isle Trindade and Martim Vaz is an archipelago located about 1,200 kilometres east of Vitória in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, belonging to the State of Espírito Santo, Southeast Brazil. The archipelago consists of five islands and several rocks and stacks; Trindade is the largest island, with an area of 10.1 square kilometres; about 49 kilometres east of it are the tiny Martim Vaz islets, with a total area of 0.3 square kilometres. The islands are of volcanic origin and have rugged terrain. They are largely barren, except for the southern part of Trindade. They were discovered in 1502 by Portuguese explorer Estêvão da Gama and stayed Portuguese until they became part of Brazil at its independence. From 1895 to 1896, Trindade was occupied by the United Kingdom until an agreement with Brazil was reached. (Source Wikipedia)

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