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Encyclopedia > Islands controlled by France in the Indian and Pacific oceans

Indian Ocean Islands

The following islands are in the Indian Ocean

This article is in need of attention. ... Île Amsterdam is a sub-Antarctic island discovered by Juan Sebastián de Elcano on March 18, 1522. ... Orthographic projection centred over the Iles Crozet The Crozet Islands (French: ÃŽles Crozet or officially Archipel Crozet) are a sub-antarctic archipelago of small islands in the southern Indian Ocean, part of the French Southern Territories. ... Kerguelen Islands Orthographic projection centred over Kerguelen Island The Kerguelen Archipelago is in the southern Indian Ocean at 49°20′ S 70°20′ E. The main island, Grande Terre, originally called Desolation Island, is 6,675 km2 and it is surrounded by another 300 smaller islands and islets, forming an... ÃŽle Saint-Paul is a very small island in the French Southern Territories about 85 km (53 mi) south of its larger counterpart ÃŽle Amsterdam. ...

Pacific Islands

The following islands are in the Pacific Ocean:

The Windward Islands (French Îles du Vent) are the eastern group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. ... The Leeward Islands (French: Îles sous le Vent) are part of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. ... The Marquesas Islands is a group of islands in French Polynesia. ... The Austral Islands are the southernmost group of islands in French Polynesia, sometimes also called the Tubuai Islands, after one of the main islands. ... The ÃŽles Tuamotu-Gambier (French: ÃŽles Tuamotu-Gambier or Archipels des Tuamotu et des Gambier or Archipel des Tuamotu-Gambier or Tuamotu-Gambier or officially subdivision administrative des (ÃŽles) Tuamotu-Gambier) geographically consist of the Tuamotus and the Gambier Islands which are geographically located closely together. ... A Satellite photo of the Acteon Group, 4 atolls in the southeastern Tuamotus. ... The Gambier Islands (French: ÃŽles Gambier or Archipel des Gambier) are a small group of islands in French Polynesia, located at the southeast terminus of the Tuamotu archipelago. ... Wallis (Uvea) is an island in the Pacific Ocean belonging to the French territory of Wallis and Futuna. ... Futuna is an island in the Pacific Ocean belonging to the French territory of Wallis and Futuna. ... Alofi is an island in the Pacific Ocean belonging to the French territory of Wallis and Futuna. ...

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