Tromelin Island

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Tromelin Island

(trōmlăN`), c.1 sq mi (2.6 sq km), in the Indian Ocean c.260 mi (420 km) E of Madagascar, part of the Scattered Islands district with 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).
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. A French possession administered from 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.
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, the low, flat, sandy island is the site of a meteorological station important in forecasting Indian Ocean cyclones. A wildlife sanctuary, Tromelin is home to sea turtles and many seabirds, but is uninhabited except for visiting scientists. The island is also claimed by Mauritius.
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But the French Government, fearing that Dumont d'Urville was not acquainted with Dillon's movements, had sent the sloop Bayonnaise, commanded by Legoarant de Tromelin, to Vanikoro, which had been stationed on the west coast of America.
[5] Ayed, C.; Lubbers, S.; Andriot, I.; Merabtine, Y.; Guichard, E.; Tromelin, A.
As well as rectifying Ramgoolam's capitulation to the UK and enhancing his own political legacy as the man who completed his country's decolonisation process (at least from the UK, since the vexed question of the sovereignty of Tromelin Island, which involves France, remains), Jugnauth has three additional motives for trying to regain sovereignty.
During 2011 and 2012, we collected ticks from seabird colonies on 6 islands of the western Indian Ocean: Aride, Bird, Europa, Juan de Nova, Tromelin, and Reunion Islands (Figure 1; Table).
Indian Ocean islands: Aldabra, Amirante, Comoros, Cosmoledo, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles, Tromelin.
There are other islands within the Indian Ocean which are French isles, such as Glorioso, Tromelin, lies Sparses, Juan de Nova and Bassas de India.
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).