|Native name: Γαυδοπούλα|
The islet of Gavdopoula
|Coordinates||34°53′N 24°01′E / 34.883°N 24.017°E|
|Area||2 km2 (0.77 sq mi)|
|Pop. density||2 /km2 (5 /sq mi)|
Gavdopoula (Greek: Γαυδοπούλα, [ɣavðoˈpula]) is an islet located north-west of its larger neighbour, Gavdos, in the Libyan Sea. It is located to the south of Crete, of which it is administratively a part, in the regional unit of Chania. It is part of the municipality of Gavdos, and it was part of the former Selino Province.
Proposed Container Shipping Development
In 1998 the islet was the proposed site of an enormous container shipping storage facility. Environmentalists campaigned successfully to block the development and Gavdopoula is now a protected nature reserve and notably for migrating birds.