Clipperton Island (France)

Clipperton Island (French: Île de Clipperton or Île de la Passion, Spanish: Isla de la Pasión) is an uninhabited 6 km2 (2.3 sq mi) coral atoll in the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America. It is a minor overseas territory of France.  Clipperton has had no permanent inhabitants since 1945. It is visited by fishermen, French Navy patrols, scientific researchers, film crews, shipwreck survivors and has been a popular site for transmissions by ham radio operators.

A fisherman’s documentary-

References:

Clipperton Island.  CountryReports.org Retrieved from http://www.countryreports.org/country/ClippertonIsland.htm.

The World Factbook: CLIPPERTON ISLAND. (2016, September 13).  Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved April 05, 2017, from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ip.html

©Allison J. Weaver Consulting, LLC 2017

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