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Juan de Nova Island

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Juan de Nova Island is an island in the Indian Ocean off East Africa, about one-third of the way from Madagascar to Mozambique. It is part of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands.


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Named after a famous 15th century Spanish navigator and explorer, the island has been a French possession since 1897. It has been exploited for its guano and phosphate. Presently a small military garrison oversees a meteorological station.




Low and flat.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

There is an unpaved airstrip.

By boat[edit]


There is no economic activity on Juan de Nova Island.


There are no public accommodations on Juan de Nova Island.

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