The World Factbook (1990)/Europa Island

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Europa Island
(French possession)

World Factbook (1990) Europa Island.jpg

 See regional map VII


Total area: 28 km²; land area: 28 km²

Comparative area: about 0.2 times the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries: none

Coastline: 22.2 km

Maritime claims:

Contiguous zone: 12 nm
Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploitation
Extended economic zone: 200 nm
Territorial sea: 12 nm

Disputes: claimed by Madagascar

Climate: tropical

Terrain: NA

Natural resources: negligible

Land use: NA% arable land; NA% permanent crops; NA% meadows and pastures; NA% forest and woodland; NA% other; heavily wooded

Environment: wildlife sanctuary

Note: located in the Mozambique Channel 340 km west of Madagascar


Population: uninhabited


Long-form name: none

Type: French possession administered by Commissioner of the Republic Daniel CONSTANTIN, resident in Reunion


Overview: no economic activity


Airports: 1 with runway 1 ,220 to 2,439 m

Ports: none; offshore anchorage only

Telecommunications: 1 meteorological station

Defense Forces

Note: defense is the responsibility of France