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    Trinidad and Tobago Geography 1997

      Location Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North AtlanticOcean, northeast of Venezuela

      Geographic coordinates 11 00 N, 61 00 W

      Map references Central America and the Caribbean

      total: 5,130 sq km
      land: 5,130 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative slightly smaller than Delaware

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 362 km

      Maritime claims
      contiguous zone: 24 nm
      continental shelf: 200 nm or to the outer edge of the continental margin
      exclusive economic zone : 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate tropical; rainy season (June to December)

      Terrain mostly plains with some hills and low mountains

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: El Cerro del Aripo 940 m

      Natural resources petroleum, natural gas, asphalt

      Land use
      arable land: 15%
      permanent crops: 9%
      permanent pastures: 2%
      forests and woodland : 46%
      other: 28% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land 220 sq km (1993 est.)

      Natural hazards outside usual path of hurricanes and other tropical storms

      Environment - current issues water pollution from agricultural chemicals, industrial wastes, andraw sewage; oil pollution of beaches; deforestation; soil erosion

      Environment - international agreements
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes,Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection,Tropical Timber 83, Wetlands, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified : none of the selected agreements

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

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