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The Glorioso Islands are a small atoll in the Indian Ocean off East Africa, near Madagascar.

UnderstandEdit

A French possession since 1892, the Glorioso Islands are composed of two lushly vegetated tropical coral islands (Ile Glorieuse and Ile du Lys) and three rock islets. A military garrison operates a weather and radio station on Ile Glorieuse.

LandscapeEdit

The islands and rocks are low and flat, surrounded by an extensive reef system.

Get inEdit

By planeEdit

There is an airstrip on Ile Glorieuse.

By boatEdit

There are anchorages along the north side of the island group.

Get aroundEdit

BuyEdit

There is no economic activity in the Glorioso Islands.

SleepEdit

There are no public accommodations in the Glorioso Islands.

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