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    Navassa Island Geography 1997

      Location Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, about one-fourth of the wayfrom Haiti to Jamaica

      Geographic coordinates 18 25 N, 75 02 W

      Map references Central America and the Caribbean

      total : 5.2 sq km
      land: 5.2 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

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

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 8 km

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

      Climate marine, tropical

      Terrain raised coral and limestone plateau, flat to undulating; ringed by verticalwhite cliffs (9 to 15 meters high)

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location on southwest side 77 m

      Natural resources guano

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

      Irrigated land 0 sq km (1993)

      Natural hazards NA

      Environment - current issues NA

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

      Geography - note strategic location 160 km south of the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay,Cuba; mostly exposed rock, but enough grassland to support goat herds; densestands of fig-like trees, scattered cactus

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

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