Clipperton Island

Coordinates: 10°18′N 109°13′W / 10.300°N 109.217°W / 10.300; -109.217
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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
LocationPacific Ocean
Coordinates10°18′N 109°13′W / 10.300°N 109.217°W / 10.300; -109.217
ArchipelagoNone
Area6 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Highest elevation29 m (95 ft)
Highest pointClipperton Rock
Administration
Minor territoryÎle de Clipperton
Demographics
PopulationNon Applicable (1945)
Additional information
Time zone
Official websiteL’île de Clipperton

Clipperton Island is an uninhabited atoll in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Central America. It is about 6 square kilometres (2.3 sq mi) in size, and is an overseas territory of France. In Spanish, it is known as Isla de la Pasión. It is about 1,280 kilometres (800 mi) from Acapulco. The nearest French settlements is Papeete, 5,400 kilometres (3,400 mi) away. Paris is 10,677 kilometres (6,634 mi) away. Clipperton Island is about 945 km (587 mi; 510 nmi) south-east of Socorro Island in the Revillagigedo Archipelago, which is the nearest land.

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The island is low-lying and barren, with some scattered grasses, and a few of coconut trees.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sacotte, Jean-Charles (March 1, 1978). "Dx pedition on Clipperton". 1978 Dxpedition to Clipperton Atoll. Translated by Jeanne, Sylvie. Clipperton DX Club. Archived from the original on 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2023-04-01.
  2. Jost, Xenia; Jost, Christian H.; Meyer, Jean-Yves (2019-06-06). "Flora and Vegetation of Clipperton (La Passion) Atoll, North-Eastern Pacific Ocean: Three Centuries of Changes and Recent Plant Dynamics". Atoll Research Bulletin (623): 1–31. doi:10.5479/si.0077-5630.623. ISSN 0077-5630. S2CID 197962758. Archived from the original on 10 December 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2023.

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