Match 240 DB Rec# - 7,692 Dataset-WOFACT Title :Tromelin Island Text : Tromelin Island Header Affiliation: (possession of France) Geography Location: Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar Map references: Africa Area: total area: 1 sq km land area: 1 sq km comparative area: about 1.7 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC Land boundaries: 0 km Coastline: 3.7 km Maritime claims: contiguous zone: 12 nm continental shelf: 200-m depth or to depth of exploitation exclusive economic zone: 200 nm territorial sea: 12 nm International disputes: claimed by Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles Climate: tropical Terrain: sandy Natural resources: fish Land use: arable land: 0% permanent crops: 0% meadows and pastures: 0% forest and woodland: 0% other: 100% (scattered bushes) Irrigated land: 0 sq km Environment: current issues: NA natural hazards: NA international agreements: NA Note: climatologically important location for forecasting cyclones; wildlife sanctuary People Population: uninhabited Government Names: conventional long form: none conventional short form: Tromelin Island local long form: none local short form: Ile Tromelin Digraph: TE Type: French possession administered by 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 Airports: total: 1 with paved runways under 914 m: 1 Communications Note: important meteorological station Defense Forces defense is the responsibility of France
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