Juan de Nova
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Juan de Nova

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CIAWorldFactbook2002: Map of Juan de Nova Island, 8 August 2003

Juan de Nova is a low and flat - approximately 4.4 km² - tropical island in the Indian Ocean off EAst Africa, about one-third of the way between Madagascar and Mozambique. The island has a 1300m airstrip which makes anchorsage possible off the northeast of the island.

Juan de Nova is about 6kms long and 1.6kms at its widest, measuring an approximate area of 40 km². Half the island is mainly covered by Casuarinaceae. Turtles nest in the beaches around the island.

The island was abandoned during World War II and was visited by Germansubmariners. Installations, including a hangar, rail lines, houses and a jetty are in ruins.

where to stay

There are no public accommodations on Juan de Nova Island.

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