Clipperton Island

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nClipperton Island, located about 1,550 miles west of Mexico, is one of only twelve uninhabited territories in the world. It is also part of the French Pacific territory, which includes New Caledonia and Niue. The island was first claimed by Spain but was transferred to France in 1842. Today, the island is a conservation area and scientific research laboratory. It is known for its unusually wide variety of coral reef fauna, including the rare type of angelfish found only on Clipperton Island. The lush forest contains more than 250 types of trees and 500 species of flowering plants.nThe blog discusses what makes Clipperton Island so special and interesting to visitors. It also provides useful information about how to get there, including the cost and duration of a travel plan.