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Introduction

The Crozet Islands are a sub-antarctic archipelago of small islands in the southern Indian Ocean. They form one of the five administrative districts of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands.

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Geography

Not including minor islets or rock reefs etc., the Crozet group consists of six islands, divided in The Eastern and Western Groups, which are 94.5 kilometres apart. The Crozet Islands are uninhabited, except for the research station Alfred Faure (Port Alfred) on the East side of Île de la Possession, which has been continuously manned since 1963. Previous scientific stations included La Grande Manchotière and La Petite Manchotière.

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Cities

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Weather

The Crozet islands have a tundra climate, with monthly temperature averaging 2.9 °C and 7.9 °C in winter and summer respectively. Precipitation is high, with over 2,000 mm per year. It rains on average 300 days a year, and winds exceeding 100 km/h occur on 100 days a year. The temperatures may rise to 18 °Cin summer and rarely go below -5 °C even in winter.

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Getting There and Around

By Boat

The Marion Dufresne travels to the islands of Kerguelen, Crozet, Saint Paul and Amsterdam 4 times a year from Reunion.

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