Nov 2, 2011

France FDC on "300 Years of the Discovery of Clipperton Island"

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300 Years of the Discovery of Clipperton Island

Date of Issue : 21 October 2011

Clipperton Island is an uninhabited nine-square-kilometre (approx. 3.5-square-mile) coral atoll in the eastern Pacific Ocean, southwest of Mexico and west of Central America, at 10°18′N 109°13′W. It is an overseas possession of France under direct authority of the Minister of Overseas France.

French discoverer Michel DuBocage sailed out of Le Havre on 6 September 1707, and discovered the Clipperton Island on 3 April 1711. He mapped the island and named it Île de la Passion (Passion Island) because it was discovered on Good Friday.

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