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 Europa Island
Airports 1 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways total:

914 to 1,523 m:
1 (2000 est.)
Area total:
28 sq km

28 sq km

0 sq km
Area - comparative about 0.16 times the size of Washington, DC
Background A French possession since 1897, the island is heavily wooded; it is the site of a small military garrison that staffs a weather station.
Climate tropical
Coastline 22.2 km
Country name conventional long form:

conventional short form:
Europa Island

local long form:

local short form:
Ile Europa
Dependency status possession of France; administered by a high commissioner of the Republic, resident in Reunion
Disputes - international claimed by Madagascar
Economy - overview no economic activity
Elevation extremes lowest point:
Indian Ocean 0 m

highest point:
unnamed location 24 m
Environment - current issues NA
Flag description the flag of France is used
Geographic coordinates 22 20 S, 40 22 E
Geography - note wildlife sanctuary
Irrigated land 0 sq km (1993)
Land boundaries 0 km
Land use arable land:

permanent crops:

permanent pastures:

forests and woodland:

Legal system the laws of France, where applicable, apply
Location Southern Africa, island in the Mozambique Channel, about one-half of the way from southern Madagascar to southern Mozambique
Map references Africa
Maritime claims exclusive economic zone:
200 NM

territorial sea:
12 NM
Military - note defense is the responsibility of France
Natural hazards NA
Natural resources NEGL
Population no indigenous inhabitants

there is a small French military garrison (July 2001 est.)
Ports and harbors none; offshore anchorage only
Terrain low and flat
Waterways none
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