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Éparses Islands

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Geographic headingÉparses Islands
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Geographic subdivision usageÉparses Islands
Variant(s)Îles Éparses de l'océan Indien
Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean
See alsoIslands of the Indian Ocean
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Found inWork cat.: 2010540431: Zitte, G. Robinson volontaire : météo aux îles Éparses, c2010.
Expédition pluridisciplinaire "Îles Éparses" 2010, 2010, viewed online Oct. 3, 2015: French abstr. (les îles éparses) English abstr. (the French Eparses Islands in the south west Indian Ocean; the Éparses islands such as Juan de Nova and Europa are French remote islands scattered in the Mozambique Channel) p. 1 (Les îles Eparses) p. 8 (Terres australes et antarctiques françaises)
Accès aux îles Eparses, via Terres australes et antarctiques françaises website, Oct. 3, 2015 (îles Éparses)
TAAF website, Oct. 5, 2015: Présentation des TAAF (les îles Eparses) English version (The French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF) are an overseas territory which has been created in 1955 and which comprises the Crozet and Kerguelen archipelagos, the islands of Saint-Paul and Amsterdam, the Adélie Land on the Antarctic continent, and, since 2007, the Scattered Islands (Europa, Glorieuses, Juan de Nova, Bassas da India and Tromelin))
CIA The world factbook online, Oct. 5, 2015: French Southern and Antarctic Lands (In February 2007, the Iles Eparses became an integral part of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF); Iles Eparses, consists of five scattered tropical islands around Madagascar: Bassas da India; Europa Island; Glorioso Islands; Juan de Nova Island; Tromelin Island)
Wikipedia, Oct. 3, 2015: Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean (The Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean (French: Îles Éparses or Îles éparses de l'océan indien) consist of four small coral islands, an atoll, and a reef in the Indian Ocean, and have constituted the 5th district of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF) since February 2007. They have no permanent population. Three of the islands - the Glorioso Islands, Juan de Nova, and Europa - and the Bassas da India atoll lie in the Mozambique Channel west of Madagascar, while the fourth island, Tromelin, lies about 450 kilometres (280 mi) east of Madagascar. Also in the Mozambique Channel is the Banc du Geyser, a reef which was annexed by Madagascar in 1976. France continues to view the Banc du Geyser as part of the Îles Éparses; since January 3, 2005, the Îles Éparses have been administered on behalf of the French state by the senior administrator of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF - les Terres Australes et Antartiques Françaises), based in Réunion. The Îles Éparses had previously been under the administration of the prefect of Réunion since the independence of Madagascar in 1960. France maintains a military garrison of around 14 troops on each of the islands in the Mozambique Channel that are claimed by Madagascar. The Glorioso Islands are also claimed by the Comoros, while Mauritius claims Tromelin Island)
Wikipédia [French Wikipedia], Oct. 3, 2015 (Îles Éparses de l'océan Indien; formerly îles Éparses)
BoundingBox website, Oct. 3, 2015 (Îles Éparses, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, France; 039°38ʹ00ʺE--054°31ʹ00ʺE/011°30ʹ00ʺS--022°23ʹ00ʺS)
Not found inGEOnet, Oct. 3, 2015; Britannica online, Oct. 3, 2015