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The island appears with a Portuguese name Cirne on early Portuguese maps, probably from the name of a ship in the 1507 expedition.Another Portuguese sailor, Dom Pedro Mascarenhas, gave the name Mascarenes to the Archipelago.In 1598, a Dutch squadron under Admiral Wybrand van Warwyck landed at Grand Port and named the island Mauritius, in honour of Prince Maurice van Nassau, stadholder of the Dutch Republic.

Saint Brandon is an archipelago comprising a number of sand-banks, shoals and islets.

It is situated some 430 km (270 mi) northeast of Mauritius and is mostly used as a fishing base by the Raphael Fishing Company Limited.

The UK gradually depopulated the archipelago's indigenous population and leased its biggest island, Diego Garcia, to the United States.

Access to the archipelago is prohibited to casual tourists, the media, and its former inhabitants.

The land rises from coastal plains to a central plateau where it reaches a height of 670 m (2,200 ft); the highest peak is in the southwest, Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire at 828 metres (2,717 ft).

Streams and rivers speckle the island, many formed in the cracks created by lava flows.

Formerly a Dutch colony (1638–1710) and a French colony (1715–1810), Mauritius became a British colonial possession in 1810 and remained so until 1968, the year in which it attained independence.

The UK excised the archipelago from Mauritian territory in 1965, three years prior to Mauritian independence.

However, the island might have been visited well before by sailors of ancient times; wax tablets were found on the shores of Mauritius by the Dutch, but since the tablets were not preserved, it cannot be said whether they were of Greek, Phoenician or Arab origin.

In 1507, Portuguese sailors came to the uninhabited island and established a visiting base.

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