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    French Southern and Antarctic Lands Geography 1997

      Location South of Africa, islands in the southern Indian Ocean, about equidistantbetween Africa, Antarctica, and Australia; note - French Southern and AntarcticLands includes Ile Amsterdam, Ile Saint-Paul, Iles Crozet, and Iles Kerguelenin the southern Indian Ocean, along with the French-claimed sector of Antarctica,"Adelie Land"; the US does not recognize the French claim to "Adelie Land"

      Geographic coordinates 43 00 S, 67 00 E

      Map references Antarctic Region

      total: 7,781 sq km
      land: 7,781 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      note: includes Ile Amsterdam, Ile Saint-Paul, Iles Crozet and Iles Kerguelen;excludes "Adelie Land" claim of about 500,000 sq km in Antarctica that isnot recognized by the US

      Area - comparative slightly less than 1.3 times the size of Delaware

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 1,232 km

      Maritime claims
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm from Iles Kerguelen only
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate antarctic

      Terrain volcanic

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point : Indian Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Mont Ross on Kerguelen 1,850 m

      Natural resources fish, crayfish

      Land use
      arable land : 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures : 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 100%

      Irrigated land 0 sq km (1993)

      Natural hazards Ile Amsterdam and Ile Saint-Paul are extinct volcanoes

      Environment - current issues NA

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

      Geography - note remote location in the southern Indian Ocean

      NOTE: The information regarding French Southern and Antarctic Lands 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 French Southern and Antarctic Lands Geography 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about French Southern and Antarctic Lands Geography 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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