Clipperton Island: Government#

Country nameconventional 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 statuspossession of France; administered directly by the Minister of Overseas France
Legal systemthe laws of France apply
Flag descriptionthe flag of France is used