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Jun 23 2014

Where is Clipperton Island and who was it named after?

Clipperton Island

Clipperton Island, courtesy, Wikipedia

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Answer: The island is located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 1280 km southwest of Acapulco, MexicoClipperton Island was named for John Clipperton, a pirate who was rumored to have made it his hideout early in the 18th century..

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The atoll has been occupied at various times by guano miners, would-be settlers or military personnel, mostly from Mexico, which claimed it until international arbitration awarded it to France in 1931.

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