archipelago formed from the Crozet Plateau, Iles Crozet
is divided into two main groups: L'Occidental (the West),
which includes Ile aux Cochons, Ilots des Apotres, Ile
des Pingouins, and the reefs Brisants de l'Heroine; and
L'Oriental (the east), which includes Ile d'Est and Ile
de la Possession (the largest island of the Crozets).
Discovered and claimed by France in 1772, the islands
were used for seal hunting and as a base for whaling.
Originally administered as a dependency of Madagascar,
they became part of the Terres Australes et Antarctiques
Françaises (TAAF) in 1955. Crozet Islands currently are
uninhabited islands. of Norway. No private issues of
Crozet Islands banknotes have been detected. Naturally,
if there's any activity on the island, the Euro is used as a local paper currency.
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