Europa Island


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Europa Island

Europa Island (yo͝orōˈpə), volcanic island, c.11 sq mi (28 sq km), between Madagascar and Mozambique in the Mozambique Channel, W Indian Ocean, part of the Scattered Islands district in the French Southern and Antarctic Lands. 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 Réunion, the island is also claimed by Madagascar.
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As I write, it is "Not Yet Uhuru" for the following islands and city states: Ascension Island (UK), Saint Helena Island (UK); Tristan da Cunha Archipelago (UK), Bassas de India Atoll (France), Europa Island (France), Glorioso Islands (France), Iles Eparses (France), Juan de Nova Island (France), Mayotte Islands (France), Reunion Island (France), Tromelin Island (France), Canary Islands (Spain), Ceuta (Spain), and Madeira (Portugal).
There has been no word from the boat since a radio message on June 8 reporting strong winds near Europa Island.
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Sample collection on Reunion, Juan de Nova, Tromelin, and Europa Islands was conducted under the approval of the Direction de l'Environnement, de l'Amenagement et du Logement, the Conservatoire du Littoral-Antenne Ocean Indien, and the Terres Australes and Antarctiques Francaises.

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