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    Bermuda Geography 2000

      Location: North America, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, east of North Carolina (US)

      Geographic coordinates: 32 20 N, 64 45 W

      Map references: North America

      Area:
      total: 58.8 sq km
      land: 58.8 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative: about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 103 km

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

      Climate: subtropical; mild, humid; gales, strong winds common in winter

      Terrain: low hills separated by fertile depressions

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Town Hill 76 m

      Natural resources: limestone, pleasant climate fostering tourism

      Land use:
      arable land: 6%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 94% (55% developed, 39% rural/open space) (1997 est.)

      Irrigated land: NA sq km

      Natural hazards: hurricanes (June to November)

      Environment - current issues: asbestos disposal; water pollution; preservation of open space

      Geography - note: consists of about 360 small coral islands with ample rainfall, but no rivers or freshwater lakes; some land, reclaimed and otherwise, was leased by US Government from 1941 to 1995

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