British Indian Ocean Territory
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Location Indian Ocean Capital Diego Garcia Official Language English Political Status British overseas territory History Territory of Great Britain.
The whole territory originally consisted of the two former British colonies Mauritius, the Seychelles, and the Chagos Archipelago with its main island Diego Garcia.
After the independence of Mauritius (1968) and the Seychelles (1976), only the Chagos Archipelago remained.
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