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 for Europa Island
From CIA World Factbook 2002 :

  Europa Island
  
     Introduction Europa Island
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                               Background: A French possession since 1897, the
                                           island is heavily wooded; it is the
                                           site of a small military garrison
                                           that staffs a weather station.
    
     Geography Europa Island
     -----------------------
                                Location: Southern Africa, island in the
                                          Mozambique Channel, about one-half
                                          of the way from southern Madagascar
                                          to southern Mozambique
                  Geographic coordinates: 22 20 S, 40 22 E
                          Map references: Africa
                                    Area: total: 28 sq km
                                          water: 0 sq km
                                          land: 28 sq km
                      Area - comparative: about 0.16 times the size of
                                          Washington, DC
                         Land boundaries: 0 km
                               Coastline: 22.2 km
                         Maritime claims: exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
                                          territorial sea: 12 NM
                                 Climate: tropical
                                 Terrain: low and flat
                      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
                                          highest point: unnamed location 24 m
                       Natural resources: NEGL
                                Land use: arable land: 0%
                                          permanent crops: 0%
                                          other: 100% (forests and woodlands)
                                          (1998 est.)
                          Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1998 est.)
                         Natural hazards: NA
            Environment - current issues: NA
                        Geography - note: wildlife sanctuary
    
     People Europa Island
     --------------------
                               Population: no indigenous inhabitants
                                           note: there is a small French
                                           military garrison (July 2002 est.)
                   Population growth rate: NA
    
     Government Europa Island
     ------------------------
                             Country name: conventional long form: none
                                           conventional short form: Europa
                                           Island
                                           local short form: Ile Europa
                                           local long form: none
                        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
                         Flag description: the flag of France is used
    
     Economy Europa Island
     ---------------------
                                      Economy - overview: no economic activity
    
     Communications Europa Island
     ----------------------------
                               Communications - note: 1 meteorological station
    
     Transportation Europa Island
     ----------------------------
                                      Waterways: none
                              Ports and harbors: none; offshore anchorage only
                                       Airports: 1 (2001)
                Airports - with unpaved runways: total: 1
                                                 914 to 1,523 m: 1 (2001)
    
     Military Europa Island
     ----------------------
                            Military - note: defense is the responsibility of
                                             France
    
     Transnational Issues Europa Island
     ----------------------------------
                               Disputes - international: claimed by Madagascar
    
                                         
  
  

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