Providence Atoll at the top, St. Pierre Island to the left and the Farquhar Atoll at the bottom
|Area||13.567 km2 (5.238 sq mi)|
|Districts||Outer Islands District|
|Largest settlement||Grande Poste (pop. 20)|
|Pop. density||1.56/km2 (4.04/sq mi)|
|Ethnic groups||Creole, French, East Africans, Indians.|
The total land area of all islands in the group is less than 12.837 km2 (4.956 sq mi), but the total area of the atolls measures about 370 km2 (140 sq mi).
There is one settlement, located on Île du Nord (North Island) of Farquhar Atoll. There is an abandoned village on Providence Island of Providence Atoll. There are records of Maldivian mariner presence in the group from the 20th century, when a trading vessel from southern Maldives lost its course and reached Providence Atoll.