Clipperton Island

Clipperton Island

(Île de Clipperton or Île de la Passion (French), Isla de la Pasión (Spanish))

Population: Uninhabited

Area: 5km2 or 2mi2

Political Information: French Overseas Possession

Highest Point: Rocher Clipperton at 29 meters or 95 ft

Discovery: Named After John Clipperton, the English mutineer and pirate, who used the Island in 1705.

Time Zone (GMT/UTC): -8:00


Leaders: Brice Hortefeux Administers the Island as the current Minister of Overseas France (Ministre de l’Outre-Mer).

Sources: CIA World Fact Book, Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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