Clipperton Island

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. It is 10,677 km (6,634 mi) from Paris, France, 5,400 km (2,900 nmi) from Papeete, Tahiti, and 1,080 km (580 nmi) from Mexico. It is an overseas state private property of France, under direct authority of the Minister of the Overseas.[1][2] In the past, Clipperton Island was the subject of a sovereignty dispute in particular between France and Mexico, which was finally settled through arbitration in 1931; the Clipperton Island Case remains widely studied in international law textbooks.

Clipperton
Native name:
Île de Clipperton, Isla de la Pasión
Clipperton Atoll with lagoon with depths (meters)
Clipperton
Geography
LocationPacific Ocean
Coordinates10°18′N 109°13′W
ArchipelagoLagoon
Area6 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Highest elevation29 m (95 ft)
Highest pointClipperton Rock
Administration
France
State private propertyÎle de Clipperton
Demographics
PopulationNon Applicable (1945)
Additional information
Time zone
Official websiteL’île de Clipperton