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Socotra

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The Alien Beauty of Socotra Island

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Weird Places: Socotra

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I Lost My Heart to Socotra Island | YEMEN 2019 | Trailer

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Socotra, l'île extraterrestre

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Socotra: l'isola extraterreste nell'oceano indiano

Socotra, also called Soqotra, located between the Guardafui Channel and the Arabian Sea, is the largest of four islands of the Socotra archipelago. The territory is located near major shipping routes and is officially part of Yemen, and had long been a subdivision of the Aden Governorate. In 2004, it became attached to the Hadhramaut Governorate, which is much closer to the island than Aden. In 2013, the archipelago became its own governorate, the Socotra Governorate. There is a dispute between Yemen and Somalia's government over the island's sovereignty.
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