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Robben Island has a low-lying terrain, where Minto’s Hill, at an elevation of 234 metres above sea level, is the highest point on the island.
The island experiences Mediterranean climate, like that in Cape Town, although Robben Island is exposed to stronger winds and colder winters. Summers have an average temperature of 25°C. Winters, ... More on the other hand, have an average temperature of 15°C.
The island was basically used as a prison. It was used as the leper colony for almost a century. Having very few inhabitants on the island, the population of the nearest town, Cape Town is 2.95 million approximately.
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