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    British Indian Ocean Territory Geography 2000

      Location: Southern Asia, archipelago in the Indian Ocean, about one-half the way from Africa to Indonesia

      Geographic coordinates: 6 00 S, 71 30 E

      Map references: World

      Area:
      total: 60 sq km
      land: 60 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      note: includes the entire Chagos Archipelago

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

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 698 km

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

      Climate: tropical marine; hot, humid, moderated by trade winds

      Terrain: flat and low (most areas do not exceed four meters in elevation)

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location on Diego Garcia 15 m

      Natural resources: coconuts, fish

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

      Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1993)

      Natural hazards: NA

      Environment - current issues: NA

      Geography - note: archipelago of 2,300 islands; Diego Garcia, largest and southernmost island, occupies strategic location in central Indian Ocean; island is site of joint US-UK military facility

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