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

under 914 m:
1 (2000 est.)
Area total:
1 sq km

1 sq km

0 sq km
Area - comparative about 1.7 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Background First explored by the French in 1776, the island came under the jurisdiction of Reunion in 1814. At present, it serves as a sea turtle sanctuary and is the site of an important meteorological station.
Climate tropical
Coastline 3.7 km
Country name conventional long form:

conventional short form:
Tromelin Island

local long form:

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

highest point:
unnamed location 7 m
Environment - current issues NA
Flag description the flag of France is used
Geographic coordinates 15 52 S, 54 25 E
Geography - note climatologically important location for forecasting cyclones; wildlife sanctuary
Irrigated land 0 sq km (1993)
Land boundaries 0 km
Land use arable land:

permanent crops:

permanent pastures:

forests and woodland:

100% (scattered bushes)
Legal system the laws of France, where applicable, apply
Location Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar
Map references Africa
Maritime claims continental shelf:
200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation

exclusive economic zone:
200 NM

territorial sea:
12 NM
Military - note defense is the responsibility of France
Natural hazards NA
Natural resources fish
Population uninhabited (July 2001 est.)
Ports and harbors none; offshore anchorage only
Terrain low, flat, and sandy
Waterways none
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