Kerguelen 100 Francs - 2012

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Kerguelen 100 Francs - 2012

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Admiral Kerguelen, Black Cat, Port de France, scenery

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100 francs 2012 - Kerguelen Island is a possession of France in the Antarctic convergence. As such it tends to be stormy and especially very windy. This wind creates favorable conditions for cross pollination of Kerguelen cabbage, one of the few indigenous plants that grow in the harsh climate. The island is also famous for its feral house cat population, established when some cats were left there by passing sailors. Inbreeding has made these cats evolve somewhat crazily. Island habitation is now generally concentrated around Port de France and its scientific research facilities. American housecat Gilbert is depicted along with the main settlement and coastal rock formations. Improved golden hologram.