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    Coral Sea Islands Geography 1997

      Location Oceania, islands in the Coral Sea, northeast of Australia

      Geographic coordinates 18 00 S, 152 00 E

      Map references Oceania

      total: less than 3 sq km
      land: less than 3 sq km
      water : 0 sq km
      note: includes numerous small islands and reefs scattered over a sea areaof about 1 million sq km, with the Willis Islets the most important

      Area - comparative NA

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 3,095 km

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

      Climate tropical

      Terrain sand and coral reefs and islands (or cays)

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point : Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location on Cato Island 6 m

      Natural resources NEGL

      Land use
      arable land : 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 100% (mostly grass or scrub cover)

      Irrigated land 0 sq km (1993)

      Natural hazards occasional, tropical cyclones

      Environment - current issues no permanent fresh water resources

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

      Geography - note important nesting area for birds and turtles

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

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