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Europa Island

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Quick Facts
Capital administered from Reunion
Government possession of France
Currency euro (EUR)
Area 28 sq km
Population there is a small French military garrison and a few meteorologists; visited by scientists
Internet TLD .fr
Time Zone UTC +2

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.


Europa Island

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.

Get in

Map of Europa Island

By plane

There is an unpaved airstrip on the island.

By boat

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

Get around


There is no economic activity on Europa Island.


There is no public accommodation on Europa Island.

Stay safe

Stay healthy


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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