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    Tromelin Island Geography 1997

      Location Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar

      Geographic coordinates 15 52 S, 54 25 E

      Map references Africa

      total: 1 sq km
      land: 1 sq km
      water : 0 sq km

      Area - comparative about 1.7 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 3.7 km

      Maritime claims
      contiguous zone: 12 nm
      continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate tropical

      Terrain sandy

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point : Indian Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 7 m

      Natural resources fish

      Land use
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other : 100% (scattered bushes)

      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 climatologically important location for forecasting cyclones; wildlifesanctuary

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

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