Juan de Nova Island (French: Île Juan da Nova (offeecial), Île Juan de Nova (local)), an aa kent as Saunt-Christophe, is a 4.4 square kilometres (1.7 sq mi) law, flat, tropical island in the narrowest pairt o the Mozambique Channel, aboot ane-third o the wey atween Madagascar an Mozambique. Anchorage is possible aff the northeast o the island which an aa haes a 1,300 metres (4,300 ft) airstrip. Administratively, the island is ane o the Scattered islands in the Indian Ocean, a destrict o the French Soothren an Antarctic Lands. Within its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) o 61,050 square kilometres (23,570 sq mi), it is claimed bi Madagascar. The island is garrisoned bi French troops frae Réunion an haes a wather station.