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    Anguilla Geography 1997

      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: NA%
      permanent crops: NA%
      permanent pastures: NA%
      forests and woodland: NA%
      other : 100% (mostly rock with sparse scrub oak, few trees, some commercialsalt 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 largelybecause of poor distribution system

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

      NOTE: The information regarding Anguilla on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Anguilla Geography 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Anguilla Geography 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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