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British Indian Ocean Territory, Asia

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British Indian Territory includes Diego Garcia , US Defence base, on Chagos Archipelago.

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The British Indian Ocean Territories were established from parts of the Outer Seychelles and Mauritius on November 8, 1965. On June 29th 1976, the former Seychelles territories were returned to Seychelles. The former Mauritius territories remain part of the British Indian Ocean Territories and are an overseas territory of the United Kingdom.

The United States leases the island of Diego Garcia.

The international dialling code for British Indian Ocean Territory is +246.

Public Holidays - 2021
DateHoliday
01/01/2021New Year's Day
04/12/2021First Day of Ramadan
05/01/2021Labor Day
05/12/2021Festival of Breaking the Fast
07/18/2021Day of Arafah
07/19/2021Feast of the Sacrifice
07/26/2021Independence Day
08/09/2021Islamic New Year's Day
10/18/2021Birth of the Prophet
11/03/2021Victory Day
11/06/2021The Day Maldives Embraced Islam
11/11/2021Republic Day

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