Europa Island


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Europa Island

(yo͝orō`pə), 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 LandsFrench Southern and Antarctic Lands,
overseas territory of France, including Adélie Land, which covers c.200,000 sq mi (520,000 sq km) in Antarctica, and a number of islands in the S Indian Ocean. The largest of these is Kerguelen (1,318 sq mi/3,414 sq km).
..... Click the link for more information.
. 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 (2015 est. pop. 863,000), 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
, the island is also claimed by Madagascar.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
References in periodicals archive ?
WHERE...is Europa Island? WHEN...did Austria join the European Union?
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.
| WHERE...is Europa Island? | WHEN...did Austria join the European Union?
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.

Full browser ?