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Tromelin, the Island of Forgotten Slaves
France Birds Overseas France
Tromelin Island (; French: Île Tromelin, pronounced [il tʁɔmlɛ̃]) is a low, flat island in the Indian Ocean about 500 kilometres (310 mi) north of Réunion and about 450 kilometres (280 mi) east of Madagascar. Tromelin is administered as part of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, a French Overseas Territory, but Mauritius claims sovereignty over the island.
Tromelin has facilities for scientific expeditions and a weather station. It is a nesting site for birds and green sea turtles.