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    Martinique Geography 1997

      Location Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, north of Trinidad and Tobago

      Geographic coordinates 14 40 N, 61 00 W

      Map references Central America and the Caribbean

      total : 1,100 sq km
      land: 1,060 sq km
      water: 40 sq km

      Area - comparative slightly more than six times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 350 km

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

      Climate tropical; moderated by trade winds; rainy season (June to October);vulnerable to devastating cyclones (hurricanes) every eight years on average;average temperature 17.3 degrees C; humid

      Terrain mountainous with indented coastline; dormant volcano

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Montagne Pelee 1,397 m

      Natural resources coastal scenery and beaches, cultivable land

      Land use
      arable land: 8%
      permanent crops: 8%
      permanent pastures: 17%
      forests and woodland: 44%
      other : 23% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land 40 sq km (1993 est.)

      Natural hazards hurricanes, flooding, and volcanic activity (an average of one majornatural disaster every five years)

      Environment - current issues NA

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

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

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