Agaléga is a Mauritius dependency consisting of two outlying islands in the Indian Ocean around 1,000 kilometers north of Mauritius Island. The islands’ population was estimated to be 289 people in July 2011. The islands have an area of 2,600 acres in total. The North Island is home to the airport and the capital of Vingt-Cinq. Agaléga is operated by the Outer Island Development Company (OIDC), a Mauritius-based company that develops distant islands. The corporation appoints a Resident Manager, a sort of steward who is the ultimate authority on the two islets. The archipelago’s economy is mostly reliant on the exportation of coconut oil. The islands are famous for their coconuts, which are their main source of income, as well as the Agalega day gecko.