France transmitted Spain an island

Pheasant Island

Pheasant Island

Pheasant Island passes under jurisdiction of Spain for the next six month.

Pheasant Island – is an island in the middle of the river Bidasoa, near its confluence with the Bay of Biscay, who is co-owned by Spain and France.

Administration of the Spanish town of Irun and the administration of the French town of Hendaye replace each other in the island area of ​​6820 square meters every six month.

In the middle of the island is a sign to commemorate the signing the 1659 Iberian peace treaty; In honor of this event, the French sometimes call it “Island Conference” or “Island of Diplomats.”

Starting this week and in the next six months, the island will be under the jurisdiction of Spain, which will oversee the island, and will be responsible for its maintenance.

Author: Tamar Tsintsqiladze

Leave a Reply