Îles of éparses

Îles of éparses (German about „“, complete French designation Îles éparses de l'océan India scattered islands) are called those French possessions in the Indian ocean, which are not assigned to an overseas regional administrative body. It concerns thereby throughout small isles, which are to a large extent uninhabited.

Since 2005 the islands by the Präfekten and highest manager of the French south and Antarctic areas (TAAF) are administered. Before the transmission to its responsibility the islands were administered traditionally by the Präfekten of Réunion, did not belong however even not to Réunion and thus also not to the European union.

the islands

in detail are covered the following islands:

  • Bassas there India: Atoll at 0,2 km ², in the road of Mozambique, uninhabited
  • Europe: 28 km ², in the channel from Mozambique, 330 km northeast from Tuléar on Madagascar, 500 km before the African coast, up to a small French military base uninhabited
  • Îles Glorieuses: 5 km ² including two small rock (Roches width unit and Île aux Crabes), in the road of Mozambique, with an exclusive economic zone of 48.350 km ², up to a small French military base uninhabited
  • Juan de Nova: 4.4 km ², in which road removes from Mozambique, 600 km von Mayotte and 280 km from the African coast, up to a small French military base uninhabited
  • Tromelin: 1 km ², northwest from Réunion, usually inhabits from ten to twenty Meteoroligists

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