|Short name||BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY|
A British possession, created in 1965 for mutual military use by the United Kingdom and the United States.
Descriptive: British possession in Indian Ocean
British Indian Ocean Territory has no known administrative divisions.
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According to Stefan Vogel, British Indian Ocean Territory has the postal code
BBND 1ZZ as part of the
U.K. system. In the U.S. system, its postal code is
96595 (for military mail).
Territory includes the atolls of Diego Garcia, Eagle, Egmont, Peros Banhos, and Salomon. These are collectively known as the Chagos Archipelago (formerly, the Oil Islands). Although there is no permanent population, there is a U.S. naval facility on Diego Garcia.
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