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    Glorioso Islands Geography 1997

      Location Southern Africa, group of islands in the Indian Ocean, northwest ofMadagascar

      Geographic coordinates 11 30 S, 47 20 E

      Map references Africa

      total: 5 sq km
      land : 5 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      note: includes Ile Glorieuse, Ile du Lys, Verte Rocks, Wreck Rock, and SouthRock

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

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 35.2 km

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

      Climate tropical

      Terrain NA

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 12 m

      Natural resources guano, coconuts

      Land use
      arable land: NA%
      permanent crops: NA%
      permanent pastures: NA%
      forests and woodland : NA%
      other: 100% (all lush vegetation and coconut palms)

      Irrigated land 0 sq km (1993)

      Natural hazards periodic cyclones

      Environment - current issues NA

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

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