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   Introduction    Bassas da India
Background:
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This atoll is a volcanic rock surrounded by reefs and is awash at high tide. A French possession since 1897, it was placed under the administration of a commissioner residing in Reunion in 1968.

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   Geography    Bassas da India
Location:
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Southern Africa, islands in the southern Mozambique Channel, about one-half of the way from Madagascar to Mozambique
Geographic coordinates:
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21 30 S, 39 50 E
Map references:
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Africa
Area:
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total: 0.2 sq km
land: 0.2 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Area - comparative:
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about one-third the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Land boundaries:
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0 km
Coastline:
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35.2 km
Maritime claims:
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territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Climate:
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tropical
Terrain:
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volcanic rock
Elevation extremes:
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lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
highest point: unnamed location 2.4 m
Natural resources:
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none
Land use:
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arable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (all rock) (2001)
Irrigated land:
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0 sq km (1998 est.)
Natural hazards:
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maritime hazard since it is usually under water during high tide and surrounded by reefs; subject to periodic cyclones
Environment - current issues:
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NA
Geography - note:
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the islands emerge from a circular reef that sits atop a long-extinct, submerged volcano

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   People    Bassas da India
Population:
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uninhabited (July 2004 est.)

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   Government    Bassas da India
Country name:
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conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Bassas da India
Dependency status:
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possession of France; administered by a high commissioner of the Republic, resident in Reunion
Legal system:
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the laws of France, where applicable, apply
Flag description:
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the flag of France is used

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   Economy    Bassas da India
Economy - overview:
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no economic activity

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   Transportation    Bassas da India
Ports and harbors:
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none; offshore anchorage only

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   Military    Bassas da India
Military - note:
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defense is the responsibility of France

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   Transnational Issues    Bassas da India
Disputes - international:
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claimed by Madagascar

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