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 for Tromelin Island
From CIA World Factbook 2002 :

  Tromelin Island
  
     Introduction Tromelin Island
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                              Background: 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.
    
     Geography Tromelin Island
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                                Location: Southern Africa, island in the
                                          Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar
                  Geographic coordinates: 15 52 S, 54 25 E
                          Map references: Africa
                                    Area: total: 1 sq km
                                          water: 0 sq km
                                          land: 1 sq km
                      Area - comparative: about 1.7 times the size of The Mall
                                          in Washington, DC
                         Land boundaries: 0 km
                               Coastline: 3.7 km
                         Maritime claims: continental shelf: 200-m depth or to
                                          the depth of exploitation
                                          exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
                                          territorial sea: 12 NM
                                 Climate: tropical
                                 Terrain: low, flat, and sandy
                      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
                                          highest point: unnamed location 7 m
                       Natural resources: fish
                                Land use: arable land: 0%
                                          permanent crops: 0%
                                          other: 100% (scattered bushes) (1998
                                          est.)
                          Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1998 est.)
                         Natural hazards: NA
            Environment - current issues: NA
                        Geography - note: climatologically important location
                                          for forecasting cyclones; wildlife
                                          sanctuary
    
     People Tromelin Island
     ----------------------
                                      Population: uninhabited (July 2002 est.)
                          Population growth rate: NA
    
     Government Tromelin Island
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                             Country name: conventional long form: none
                                           conventional short form: Tromelin
                                           Island
                                           local short form: Ile Tromelin
                                           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 Tromelin Island
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                                      Economy - overview: no economic activity
    
     Communications Tromelin Island
     ------------------------------
                       Communications - note: important meteorological station
    
     Transportation Tromelin Island
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                                      Waterways: none
                              Ports and harbors: none; offshore anchorage only
                                       Airports: 1 (2001)
                Airports - with unpaved runways: total: 1
                                                 under 914 m: 1 (2001)
    
     Military Tromelin Island
     ------------------------
                            Military - note: defense is the responsibility of
                                             France
    
     Transnational Issues Tromelin Island
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                 Disputes - international: claimed by Madagascar and Mauritius
    
                                         
  
  

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