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Islands of France

Clipperton (Passion, Ile de la)    [1160]
Group:
Country: France - Clipperton Island: Pacific
Lat: 10.30º NLong: 109.22º W
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
ISLAND TYPE:

Corse (Corsica)    [494]
   Group:
   Country: France - Corsica   Region: Mediterranean Sea
Lat: 42.15º N   Long : 9.15º E
Area: 8741.4 sq. km   Altitude: 2710 m
Shoreline: 784.2 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.0897
Depth to nearest land: >201 m
Nearest island: 15 km   group: 90 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 90 km    Isolation Index: 23
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE:     mediterranean
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: fires
   Threat Indicator: 1
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 240200 (1982)   Density: 27.5 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 0.4%/yr   Stable
  Accessibility: port, airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 8%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 10260 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 5
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 6
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 1   Low
CI-Marine: 1   Low
Last updated: 28/01/89

Oleron     [480]
   Group:
   Country: France   Region: Bay of Biscay
Lat: 45.92º N   Long : 1.30º W
Area: 189.8 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 74.5 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.3925
Depth to nearest land: <25 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 1 km   group: 1 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 1 km    Isolation Index: 3
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 8%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 10260 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 5
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 5
Last updated: 02/08/88

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