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Clipperton Island

Clipperton
Native name: Île de Clipperton, Isla de la Pasión
Clipperton Island with enclosed lagoon, showing depths in metres
Clipperton Island with lagoon, showing depths in metres.
Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 10°18′N 109°13′W / 10.300°N 109.217°W / 10.300; -109.217Coordinates: 10°18′N 109°13′W / 10.300°N 109.217°W / 10.300; -109.217
Archipelago None
Area 6 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Highest elevation 29 m (95 ft)
Highest point Clipperton Rock
Administration
Minor territory Île de Clipperton
Demographics
Population Uninhabited (1945)
Additional information
Time zone
Official website L’île de Clipperton

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.

The atoll is 1,080 km (671 mi) south-west of Mexico, 2,424 km (1,506 mi) west of Nicaragua, 2,545 km (1,581 mi) west of Costa Rica and 2,260 km (1,404 mi) north-west of the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, at 10°18′N 109°13′W / 10.300°N 109.217°W / 10.300; -109.217 (Clipperton Island).

It is an uninhabited overseas minor territory of France, under direct authority of the Minister of Overseas France.

It is low-lying and largely barren, with some scattered grasses and a few clumps of coconut palms (Cocos nucifera). A small volcanic outcrop rising to 29 m (95 ft) on its south-east side is referred to as "Clipperton Rock".


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