Toten Island

Toten Island is situated off the harbour in . It is within the Tanga Bay. The Island contains ruins of two mosques and tombs. The name comes from the German word for "dead bodies" alluding to the numerous graves on the island.Until 1854 Toten Island was still inhabited by people.

Notable Places in the Area

is a multi-purpose stadium in , . is situated 760 metres south of Toten Island.

Bombo Regional Hospital is the referral regional in , . is situated 1¼ km east of Toten Island. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

is both the name of the most northerly port city of on the west of the Indian Ocean, and the surrounding . Photo: Alifazal, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Toten Island

-5.0667° or 5° 4' south
39.1° or 39° 6' east
Open Location Code
1 metre (3 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Cebuano: Toten Island
  • Dutch: Toten Island
  • German: Toten Island
  • Spanish: Isla Toten
  • Swahili (generic): Kisiwa cha Toten
  • Zulu: Toten Island
  • Island of the Dead
  • Tanga Island

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