Europa Island

Europa Island
Europa Island

Introduction Europa Island
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. Geography Europa Island -
Location: Southern Africa, island in the Mozambique Channel, about one-half of the way from southern Madagascar to southern Mozambique
Geographic coordinates: 22 20 S, 40 22 E
Map references: Africa
Area: total: 28 sq km water: 0 sq km land: 28 sq km
Area - comparative: about 0.16 times the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries: 0 km
Coastline: 22.2 km
Maritime claims: exclusive economic zone: 200 NM territorial sea: 12 NM
Climate: tropical
Terrain: low and flat
Elevation extremes: lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m highest point: unnamed location 24 m
Natural resources: NEGL
Land use: arable land: 0% permanent crops: 0% other: 100% (forests and woodlands) (1998 est.)
Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1998 est.)
Natural hazards: NA Environment - current issues: NA
Geography - note: wildlife sanctuary People Europa Island
Population: no indigenous inhabitants note: there is a small French military garrison (July 2002 est.)
Population growth rate: NA Government Europa Island
Country name: conventional long form: none conventional short form: Europa Island local short form: Ile Europa local long form: none
Dependency status: possession of France; administered by a high commissioner of the Republic, resident in Reunion
Legal system: the laws of France, where applicable, apply
Flag description: the flag of France is used Economy Europa Island -
Economy - overview: no economic activity Communications Europa Island
Communications - note: 1 meteorological station Transportation Europa Island
Waterways: none
Ports and harbors: none; offshore anchorage only
Airports: 1 (2001) Airports - with unpaved runways: total: 1 914 to 1,523 m: 1 (2001) Military Europa Island
Military - note: defense is the responsibility of France Transnational Issues Europa Island
Disputes - international: claimed by Madagascar

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