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Europa Island

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Europa Island
Flag of France.svg
Quick Facts
Capital administered from Reunion
Government possession of France
Currency euro (€)
Area 28km²
Population There is a small French military garrison and a few meteorologists; visited by scientists
Internet TLD .fr
Time Zone UTC +2h

Europa Island is nowhere near Europe. It is a small atoll off East Africa, about one-half of the way from southern Madagascar to southern Mozambique.


A French possession since 1897, this tropical, flat island is heavily wooded, and a wildlife sanctuary. It is the site of a small military garrison that staffs a weather station.

This isn't commonly a vacation spot, as it is difficult to reach since no commercial airlines stop there.

Get in[edit]

Map of Europa Island

By plane[edit]

There is an unpaved airstrip on the island.

By boat[edit]

There are no ports or harbours, anchorage is possible offshore.

Get around[edit]

There are a few rough, unpaved roads, but they are primarily for walking or military use.


There is no economic activity on Europa Island.


There is no public accommodation on Europa Island.

Stay safe[edit]

Stay healthy[edit]


There's no way this little rock was going to get the .eu TLD. It's nominally part of France's .fr domain.

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