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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.

Getting there

By plane

There is an unpaved airstrip on the island.

By boat

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


There is no public accommodation on Europa Island.


There is no economic activity on Europa Island.

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

Contact & location

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(administered from Reunion)
euro (EUR)
Area28 sq km
Governmentpossession of France
Populationthere is a small French military garrison and a few meteorologists; visited by scientists
TimezoneUTC +2