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. 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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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.
Regarding Tromelin, President Hollande said that it is the wish of France to find an early solution to the question of sovereignty of Tromelin Island, claimed by Mauritius.
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