Iwo Jima

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Iwo Jima (硫黄島, meaning "sulfur island"), also known as Iō-tō,[1] is an uninhabited Japanese island in the Volcano Islands. It is south of the Bonin Islands. It is 650 nautical miles (750 mi; 1,200 km) south of mainland Tokyo.[2]

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The first recorded mention of Iwo Jima was in 1673.[2]

It was claimed by the Empire of Japan in 1861.[2]

The island is best known as the focus of the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945.[2]

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