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 Glorioso Islands
Airports 1 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways total:

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

5 sq km

0 sq km

includes Ile Glorieuse, Ile du Lys, Verte Rocks, Wreck Rock, and South Rock
Area - comparative about eight times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Background A French possession since 1892, the Glorioso Islands are composed of two lushly vegetated islands (Ile Glorieuse and Ile du Lys) and three rock islets. A military garrison operates a weather and radio station on Ile Glorieuse.
Climate tropical
Coastline 35.2 km
Country name conventional long form:

conventional short form:
Glorioso Islands

local long form:

local short form:
Iles Glorieuses
Dependency status possession of France; administered by a high commissioner of the Republic, resident in Reunion
Diplomatic representation from the US none (possession of France)
Diplomatic representation in the US none (possession of France)
Disputes - international claimed by Madagascar
Economy - overview no economic activity
Elevation extremes lowest point:
Indian Ocean 0 m

highest point:
unnamed location 12 m
Environment - current issues NA
Flag description the flag of France is used
Geographic coordinates 11 30 S, 47 20 E
Irrigated land 0 sq km (1993)
Land boundaries 0 km
Land use arable land:

permanent crops:

permanent pastures:

forests and woodland:

100% (all lush vegetation and coconut palms)
Legal system the laws of France, where applicable, apply
Location Southern Africa, group of islands in the Indian Ocean, northwest of Madagascar
Map references Africa
Maritime claims exclusive economic zone:
200 NM

territorial sea:
12 NM
Military - note defense is the responsibility of France
Natural hazards periodic cyclones
Natural resources guano, coconuts
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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