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    Clipperton Island Geography 1997

      Location Middle America, atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, 1,120 km southwestof Mexico

      Geographic coordinates 10 17 N, 109 13 W

      Map references World

      total: 7 sq km
      land : 7 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative about 12 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 11.1 km

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

      Climate tropical, humid, average temperature 20-32 degrees C, rains May-October

      Terrain coral atoll

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point : Rocher Clipperton 29 m

      Natural resources none

      Land use
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops : 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 100% (all coral)

      Irrigated land 0 sq km (1993)

      Natural hazards subject to tornadoes

      Environment - current issues NA

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

      Geography - note reef about 8 km in circumference

      NOTE: The information regarding Clipperton Island 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 Clipperton Island Geography 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Clipperton Island Geography 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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