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    Juan de Nova Island Geography 1997

      Location Southern Africa, island in the Mozambique Channel, about one-third ofthe way between Madagascar and Mozambique

      Geographic coordinates 17 03 S, 42 45 E

      Map references Africa

      total: 4.4 sq km
      land : 4.4 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

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

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 24.1 km

      Maritime claims
      contiguous zone: 12 nm
      continental shelf: 200-m depth or to depth the of exploitation
      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 10 m

      Natural resources guano deposits and other fertilizers

      Land use
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures : 0%
      forests and woodland: 90%
      other: 10%

      Irrigated land 0 sq km (1993)

      Natural hazards periodic cyclones

      Environment - current issues NA

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

      Geography - note wildlife sanctuary

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

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