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Diego Garcia, located in the Indian Ocean.

Diego Garcia is a small tropical island in the Indian Ocean of Earth, about 1,000 miles south of the southern India coast and far east of the "African Horn". It has been a military base since the 1970's. In 1941 RAF (British Royal Air Force) Gan was built near there and was shut down in 1976, to become Gan Internation Airport. In 1965, the Chagos Archipelago (a group of islands which include Diego Garcia) became a British Indian Ocean Territory and continued to be during the 21st Century.

Battle of Earth

The UNSC base on the island launched the first counterattacks against the Covenant when they invaded New Mombasa in Kenya, Africa in 2552 during Battle of Earth. Among the units to respond was the 77th Marine Regiment and the 405th UNSC Marine Corps Unit. Later in the battle, a computer screen showed a Covenant capital ship within what is probably firing range of the island. Its fate after the battle is unknown.

Trivia

  • Diego Garcia is the main Island of a group of British islands (about 60) called the Chagos Archipelago.
  • On November 30, 1983, a magnitude 7 earthquake 34 miles south of the island caused a small tsunami.
  • The Island is prone to cyclones and typhoons.

This article uses material from the "Diego Garcia" article on the Halo wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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