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Robben Island in Cape Town (South Africa)

Address: Robben Island 12km (7.5mi) from Cape Town
Web: http://www.robben-island.org.za
Part of the world: Africa
Country: South Africa (see more Museum in South Africa)
City: Cape Town (see more Museum in Cape Town)
Type of place: Sights
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Robben Island (in English: Robben Island, in Afrikaans: Robbeneiland) is an island in Table Bay, 12 km off the coast of Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa. The name in Dutch means 'island of the seals'. The island is nearly round with a diameter of about 1 km, is flat and rises a few meters above sea level, covers an area of 5.07 km ² (507 hectares). From the late seventeenth century, Robben Island was used to isolate certain groups of people, in most cases prisoners at first its first inhabitants were permanently native leaders of the Dutch colonies, especially from Indonesia. After a failed rebellion of Grahamstown in 1819, during the fifth Xhosa War, the British colonial government sentenced African leader Makanda Nxele to meet life in this island, by dying on the shores of Table Bay while trying to escape. The island was used as a leper colony between 1836 and 1931. But his recent fame comes from having been for part of the twentieth century prison where political prisoners were detained by the apartheid regime. Among these prisoners are highlighted Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Robert Sobukwe and Kgalema Motlanthe.
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