Clipperton Island Government - 2023


Country name

conventional long form: none

conventional short form: Clipperton Island

local long form: none

local short form: Ile Clipperton

former: sometimes referred to as Ile de la Passion or Atoll Clipperton

etymology: named after an 18th-century English pirate who supposedly used the island as a base

Dependency status

possession of France; administered directly by the Minister of Overseas France

Legal system

the laws of France apply

Flag description

the flag of France is used

NOTE: The information regarding Clipperton Island on this page is re-published from the 2023 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Clipperton Island 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Clipperton Island 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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