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 for Glorioso Islands
From CIA World Factbook 2002 :

  Glorioso Islands
  
     Introduction Glorioso Islands
     -----------------------------
                              Background: A French possession since 1892, the
                                          Glorioso Islands are composed of two
                                          lushly vegetated islands (Ile
                                          Glorieuse and Ile du Lys) and three
                                          rock islets. A military garrison
                                          operates a weather and radio station
                                          on Ile Glorieuse.
    
     Geography Glorioso Islands
     --------------------------
                                Location: Southern Africa, group of islands in
                                          the Indian Ocean, northwest of
                                          Madagascar
                  Geographic coordinates: 11 30 S, 47 20 E
                          Map references: Africa
                                    Area: total: 5 sq km
                                          note: includes Ile Glorieuse, Ile du
                                          Lys, Verte Rocks, Wreck Rock, and
                                          South Rock
                                          water: 0 sq km
                                          land: 5 sq km
                      Area - comparative: about eight times the size of The
                                          Mall in Washington, DC
                         Land boundaries: 0 km
                               Coastline: 35.2 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 12 m
                       Natural resources: guano, coconuts
                                Land use: arable land: 0%
                                          permanent crops: 0%
                                          other: 100% (all lush vegetation and
                                          coconut palms) (1998 est.)
                          Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1998 est.)
                         Natural hazards: periodic cyclones
            Environment - current issues: NA
                        Geography - note: the islands and rocks are surrounded
                                          by an extensive reef system
    
     People Glorioso Islands
     -----------------------
                               Population: no indigenous inhabitants
                                           note: there is a small French
                                           military garrison (July 2002 est.)
                   Population growth rate: NA
    
     Government Glorioso Islands
     ---------------------------
                             Country name: conventional long form: none
                                           conventional short form: Glorioso
                                           Islands
                                           local short form: Iles Glorieuses
                                           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
      Diplomatic representation in the US: none (possession of France)
        Diplomatic representation from the none (possession of France)
                                       US:
                         Flag description: the flag of France is used
    
     Economy Glorioso Islands
     ------------------------
                                      Economy - overview: no economic activity
    
     Communications Glorioso Islands
     -------------------------------
                               Communications - note: 1 meteorological station
    
     Transportation Glorioso Islands
     -------------------------------
                                      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 Glorioso Islands
     -------------------------
                            Military - note: defense is the responsibility of
                                             France
    
     Transnational Issues Glorioso Islands
     -------------------------------------
                               Disputes - international: claimed by Madagascar
    
                                         
  
  

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