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The UMMOA claims Banc du Geyser

The United Micronations Multi-Oceanic Archipelago (UMMOA) is expanding its claims, and today has claimed a piece of the African continent.

With the seas claiming greater and greater areas of both lowland territories and islands, the UMMOA, as a signatory of both the GPGPT and MOGPT treaties, has decided to claim a 25th national component, the Banc du Geyser.

The Banc du Geyser (also Banc du Geysir) is a mostly submerged reef in the Mozambique Channel, some 125 km (78 mi) northeast from Mayotte, 112 km (70 mi) southwest of the Îles Glorieuses, and 200 km (124 mi) off the northwestern coast of Madagascar.

The Banc is a dangerous oval-shaped reef 8 km (5 mi) long and 5 km (3 mi) wide that becomes exposed only at low tides.

The reef is already claimed by France, Madagascar, and the Comoros, so the UMMOA becomes a fourth claimant.