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Europa Island

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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.

Buy[edit][add listing]

There is no economic activity on Europa Island.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

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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