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Anguilla (overseas territory of the UK) Geography 1999

    Location: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico

    Geographic coordinates: 18 15 N, 63 10 W

    Map references: Central America and the Caribbean

    total: 91 sq km
    land: 91 sq km
    water: 0 sq km

    Area—comparative: about half the size of Washington, DC

    Land boundaries: 0 km

    Coastline: 61 km

    Maritime claims:
    exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
    territorial sea: 3 nm

    Climate: tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds

    Terrain: flat and low-lying island of coral and limestone

    Elevation extremes:
    lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
    highest point: Crocus Hill 65 m

    Natural resources: salt, fish, lobster

    Land use:
    arable land: 0%
    permanent crops: 0%
    permanent pastures: 0%
    forests and woodland: 0%
    other: 100% (mostly rock with sparse scrub oak, few trees, some commercial salt ponds)

    Irrigated land: NA sq km

    Natural hazards: frequent hurricanes and other tropical storms (July to October)

    Environment—current issues: supplies of potable water sometimes cannot meet increasing demand largely because of poor distribution system

    Environment—international agreements:
    party to: NA
    signed, but not ratified: NA

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