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Here are some interesting facts about Juan de Nova Island - Category: Introduction - Background: 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.

Category: Government - Country name: conventional long form: none; conventional short form: Juan de Nova Island; local long form: none; local short form: Ile Juan de Nova

Category: People - Population: no indigenous inhabitants; note: there is a small French military garrison along with a few meteorologists; occasionally visited by scientists

Category: Economy - Economy - overview: Several thousand tons of guano are mined per year.

Category: Geography - Irrigated land (sq km): 0 sq km

Category: Transportation - Airports: 1 (2006)

Category: Communications - Communications - note: 1 meteorological station

Category: Military - Military - note: defense is the responsibility of France

Category: Transnational Issues - Disputes - international: claimed by Madagascar

Other random facts about Juan de Nova Island 

  1. Transportation - Airports - with unpaved runways: total: 1; 914 to 1,523 m: 1 (2006)

  2. Geography - Map references: Africa

  3. Geography - Natural hazards: periodic cyclones

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Source: CIA - The World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2028.html