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Glorioso Islands


    • Affiliation:
      (possession of France)

    • Location:
      Southern Africa, group of islands in the Indian Ocean, northwest of Madagascar

    • Map references:
      Africa

    • Area:

        total area:
        5 sq km

        land area:
        5 sq km

        comparative area:
        about 8.5 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

        note:
        includes Ile Glorieuse, Ile du Lys, Verte Rocks, Wreck Rock, and South Rock

    • Land boundaries:
      0 km

    • Coastline:
      35.2 km

    • Maritime claims:

        exclusive economic zone:
        200 nm

        territorial sea:
        12 nm

    • International disputes:
      claimed by Madagascar

    • Climate:
      tropical

    • Terrain:
      NA

    • Natural resources:
      guano, coconuts

    • Land use:

        arable land:
        0%

        permanent crops:
        0%

        meadows and pastures:
        0%

        forest and woodland:
        0%

        other:
        100% (all lush vegetation and coconut palms)

    • Irrigated land:
      0 sq km

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        NA

        natural hazards:
        periodic cyclones

        international agreements:
        NA






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