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    Anguilla Geography 2000

      Location: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico

      Geographic coordinates: 18 15 N, 63 10 W

      Map references: Central America and the Caribbean

      total: 91 sq km
      land: 91 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative: about half the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 61 km

      Maritime claims:
      exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 3 nm

      Climate: tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds

      Terrain: flat and low-lying island of coral and limestone

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Crocus Hill 65 m

      Natural resources: salt, fish, lobster

      Land use:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 100% (mostly rock with sparse scrub oak, few trees, some commercial salt ponds)

      Irrigated land: NA sq km

      Natural hazards: frequent hurricanes and other tropical storms (July to October)

      Environment - current issues: supplies of potable water sometimes cannot meet increasing demand largely because of poor distribution system

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