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Mayotte (territorial collectivity of France) Geography

    Location: Southern Africa, island in the Mozambique Channel, about one-half of the way from northern Madagascar to northern Mozambique

    Geographic coordinates: 12 50 S, 45 10 E

    Map references: Africa

    Area:
    total: 375 sq km
    land: 375 sq km
    water: 0 sq km

    Area—comparative: slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC

    Land boundaries: 0 km

    Coastline: 185.2 km

    Maritime claims:
    exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
    territorial sea: 12 nm

    Climate: tropical; marine; hot, humid, rainy season during northeastern monsoon (November to May); dry season is cooler (May to November)

    Terrain: generally undulating, with deep ravines and ancient volcanic peaks

    Elevation extremes:
    lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
    highest point: Benara 660 m

    Natural resources: NEGL

    Land use:
    arable land: NA%
    permanent crops: NA%
    permanent pastures: NA%
    forests and woodland: NA%
    other: NA%

    Irrigated land: NA sq km

    Natural hazards: cyclones during rainy season

    Environment—current issues: NA

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

    Geography—note: part of Comoro Archipelago

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