Monito Island

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Monito Island, Puerto Rico
Monito is located in Puerto Rico
Coordinates 18°9′29″N 67°56′47″W / 18.15806°N 67.94639°W / 18.15806; -67.94639
Area .147 km2 (0.057 sq mi)
Highest elevation 65 m (213 ft)
United States
Commonwealth Puerto Rico
Municipality Mayagüez
Barrio Isla de Mona e Islote Monito
Population 0
Pop. density 0 /km2 (0 /sq mi)
Designated 1975

Monito Island (‘Little Mona') (Spanish: Islote Monito) is an uninhabited island about 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) northwest of the much larger Mona Island. Monito is the masculine diminutive form of Mona in Spanish. It is one of three islands in the Mona Passage, and part of the Isla de Mona e Islote Monito barrio, a subdivision of the municipality of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. It is inaccessible by sea and is barren. It reaches 213 ft (65 m) in height and measures 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2) or 36.25 acres (14.67 hectares) in area.



  • Monito Island: Block 1041, Block Group 1, Census Tract 815.12, Mayagüez Municipio, United States Census Bureau
  • Monito Island summary from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez Department of Biology Herbarium

Coordinates: 18°09′30″N 67°56′48″W / 18.158208°N 67.94662°W / 18.158208; -67.94662

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