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Is an uninhabited islet near the west coast of Sal Island. It lies about 270 to 500 metres (890 to 1,640 feet) from the coast.
It is 253 metres (830 feet) long and 165 metres (541 feet) wide, its shoreline is about 878 metres (2,881 feet) long. It is the only islet next to the island of Sal.
The island has been designated a protected area and is a nature reserve. Baía da Murdeira is to the east, southeast of the islet.
Further east is the highest point in southern Sal named Monte Leão (the Lion Hill), which has an elevation of 165 metres (541 feet).
Together with the nearby island’s headland, it is the closest headland to the island of São Nicolau at Ponta Leste, which is 109 kilometres (68 miles) west.
The islet is a mountainous underwater volcano and was once connected to the rest of the island about thousands of years ago.
The total size is 1 hectare (2.5 acres). Each year, Humpback whales visit the waters around the islet during their mating season in the winter months, especially at Baía de Murdeira which also serves as its breeding ground alongside its shallow waters surrounding the island.
The islet was mentioned as the Middle Dutch form of Rabadyunk (Modern spelling: Rabadunk) in the 1747 French/Dutch map by Jacques Nicolas Bellin.