[Country map of Europa Island]

Europa Island

(possession of France)


Location: Southern Africa, island in the Mozambique Channel, about one-half of the way from southern Madagascar to southern Mozambique

Map references: Africa

total area: 28 sq km
land area: 28 sq km
comparative area: about 0.2 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

International disputes: claimed by Madagascar

Climate: tropical

Terrain: NA

Natural resources: negligible

Land use:
arable land: NA%
permanent crops: NA%
meadows and pastures: NA%
forest and woodland: NA% (heavily wooded)
other: NA%

Irrigated land: 0 sq km

current issues: NA
natural hazards: NA
international agreements: NA

Note: wildlife sanctuary


Population: uninhabited


conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Europa Island
local long form: none
local short form: Ile Europa

Digraph: EU

Type: French possession administered by Commissioner of the Republic; resident in Reunion

Capital: none; administered by France from Reunion

Independence: none (possession of France)


Overview: no economic activity


Ports: none; offshore anchorage only

total: 1
with unpaved runways 914 to 1,523 m: 1


Note: 1 meteorological station

Defense Forces

Note: defense is the responsibility of France