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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. 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.
..... Click the link for more information. , 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.