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Europa Island (possession of France) Geography

    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
    land: 28 sq km
    water: 0 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: NA

    Elevation extremes:
    lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
    highest point: unnamed location 24 m

    Natural resources: negligible

    Land use:
    arable land: NA%
    permanent crops: NA%
    permanent pastures: NA%
    forests and woodland: NA%
    other: NA%

    Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1993)

    Natural hazards: NA

    Environment—current issues: NA

    Environment—international agreements:
    party to: NA
    signed, but not ratified: NA

    Geography—note: wildlife sanctuary

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