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Tromelin Island in Africa

Tromelin Island is a low, flat, sandy, uninhabited island off the southeast coast of Africa that is about one square kilometer in size. Tromelin is unhabited except for visiting scientists and it is the home of meteorological station used for forecasting cyclones. it is a nature reserve protection the sea turtle and it has been declared an "Important Bird Area" by the BirdLife International organization.
Aerial Photo of Tromelin Island by Amandine George
Photo Credit: Amandine George / TAAF

Where is Tromelin Island?
Tromelin island is located in the Indian Ocean, about 220 miles east of Northern Madagascar Island and north of Mauritius Island and Reunion Island It is part of a group of French-administered islands known collectively as Iles Esparses

Who Governs Tromelin Island?
Tromelin was first explored by the French in 1776 and it came under the jurisdiction of Reunion in 1814. It has been administered as a French overseas territory since the 1950's but Mauritius and the Seychelles Islands also claim Tromelin.

Wikipedia Introduction to Tromelin Island
Article with facts about Tromelin Island and information about Tromelin's history and its significance as a seabird breeding site.

Benoit Gysembergh Tromelin Island Photo
Aerial photo of Tromelin Island that clearly shows the airstrip, a few buildings, and the beaches surrounding most of the island.

WikiTravel Tromelin Island Guide
This Tromelin Island guide on the WikiTravel Web site includes general information about the island. It also explains that Tromelin Island is a sea tortoise and seabird sanctuary and is not open to tourism..

TAAF Introduction to Tromelin Island
French-language introduction to Tromelin island.


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Islands of Africa
Other Attractions in Africa
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