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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.

Understand

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.

Climate

Tropical.

Landscape

Low and flat.

Get in

By plane

There is an unpaved airstrip.

Buy

There is no economic activity on Juan de Nova Island.

Sleep

There are no public accommodations on Juan de Nova Island.

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