Facts overview and information on Tromelin Island

General Information on Tromelin Island & Quick Overview

First explored by the French in 1776, the island came under the jurisdiction of Reunion in 1814. At present, it serves as a sea turtle sanctuary and is the site of an important meteorological station.

Geographical statistics & Information on Tromelin Island

Geographical Position: Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar Map Ref Latitude & Longitude 15 50 S, 54 20 East Total Land & Sea Area: Total2 square kilometres Sea Area 0 square kilometres land area 2 square kilometres Land boundaries 0 kilometres Coastal Length 4 kilometres Maritime claims continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation exclusive fishing zone 250 NM territorial sea: 10 NM

Climatological Conditions & information on Tromelin Island

Tropical

Terrain Features

Low, flat, and sandy; likely volcanic Highest & Lowest Elevations: Lowest elevation Indian Ocean at sea level Highest elevation unnamed location 8 metres Country’s natural resources fish stocks & resources

Geographical Point of Interest

Climatologically important location for forecasting cyclones; wildlife sanctuary (seabirds, tortoises)

Information on People

Population uninhabited, except for visits by scientists (July 2003 estimate)

Government information on Tromelin Island

Country name Tromelin Island Dependency status possession of France; administered by a high commissioner of the Republic, resident in Reunion Legal system the laws of France, where applicable, apply Description of the Flag the flag of France is used

Economy of Tromelin Island

Economy - overview no economic activity

Communications in Tromelin Island

Communications - note: important meteorological station

Transportation in & travel to Tromelin Island

Airports & airfields 1 (2002)

Military system of Tromelin Island

Military - note: Defence and military matters are the controlled by the Republic of France

International Issues Disputes - international claimed by Mauritius



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