Indian Ocean Islands

Range TypeArchipelago
Highest PointPiton des Neiges (3071 m/10,075 ft)
CountriesMadagascar (97%), French Southern Lands (1%), Yemen (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area612,111 sq km / 236,336 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent7,324 km / 4,551 mi North-South
6,180 km / 3,840 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long18° 47' S; 46° 51' E
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Map of Indian Ocean Islands
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Indian Ocean Islands.
AfricaLevel 1 (Parent)
         Atlas MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Sahara Desert RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         West Africa MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Ethiopian HighlandsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         East Africa MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Southern AfricaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Mid-Atlantic IslandsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Indian Ocean IslandsLevel 2
                 North Indian Ocean IslandsLevel 3 (Child)
                 Mozambique ChannelLevel 3 (Child)
                 MadagascarLevel 3 (Child)
                 Mascarene IslandsLevel 3 (Child)
                 South Indian Ocean IslandsLevel 3 (Child)

Major Peaks of the Indian Ocean Islands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Piton des Neiges307110,075Mascarene Islands
2.Gros Morne30199905Mascarene Islands
3.Peak 301330139885Mascarene Islands
4.Le Grand Bénare28989508Mascarene Islands
6.Big Ben27459006South Indian Ocean Islands
7.Pic Boby26588720Madagascar
9.Piton de la Fournaise26218599Mascarene Islands
10.Piton des Basaltes24488031Mascarene Islands
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Piton des Neiges307110,075Mascarene Islands
3.Big Ben27459006South Indian Ocean Islands
4.Kartala23617746Mozambique Channel
5.Mashaniq15194984North Indian Ocean Islands

Photos of Peaks in the Indian Ocean Islands

Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire
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Me on the summit of Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire (2023-04-21). Photo by Christoph Winkler.
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