Match 25 DB Rec# - 7,477 Dataset-WOFACT Title :Bassas da India Text : Bassas da India Header Affiliation: (possession of France) Geography Location: Southern Africa, islands in the southern Mozambique Channel, about one-half of the way from Madagascar to Mozambique Map references: Africa Area: total area: 0.2 km2 land area: 0.2 km2 comparative area: NA Land boundaries: 0 km Coastline: 35.2 km Maritime claims: exclusive economic zone: 200 nm territorial sea: 12 nm International disputes: claimed by Madagascar Climate: tropical Terrain: a volcanic rock 2.4 meters high Natural resources: none Land use: arable land: 0% permanent crops: 0% meadows and pastures: 0% forest and woodland: 0% other: 100% (all rock) Irrigated land: 0 sq km Environment: current issues: NA natural hazards: maritime hazard since it is usually under water during high tide and surrounded by reefs; subject to periodic cyclones international agreements: NA People Population: uninhabited Government Names: conventional long form: none conventional short form: Bassas da India Digraph: BS Type: French possession administered by a Commissioner of the Republic, resident in Reunion Capital: none; administered by France from Reunion Independence: none (possession of France) Economy Overview: no economic activity Transportation Ports: none; offshore anchorage only Defense Forces Note: defense is the responsibility of France
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