Europa Island

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Europa Island

(yo͝orō`pə), volcanic island, c.11 sq mi (28 sq km), between Madagascar and Mozambique in the Mozambique Channel, W Indian Ocean. A possession of France since 1897, Europa is flat, low-lying, and heavily wooded. Classified as a wildlife sanctuary, it is the site of a small military garrison. a weather station, and a tiny airstrip. Administered by a commissioner based in RéunionRéunion
, island and overseas department of France (2005 est. pop. 777,000), c.970 sq mi (2,510 sq km), one of the Mascarene Islands, in the Indian Ocean c.430 mi (690 km) E of Madagascar. Saint-Denis (the capital) and Le Port (the leading port) are the chief cities.
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, the island is also claimed by Madagascar.
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