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    Juan de Nova Island (possession of France) Geography 2000

      Location: Southern Africa, island in the Mozambique Channel, about one-third of the way between Madagascar and Mozambique

      Geographic coordinates: 17 03 S, 42 45 E

      Map references: Africa

      total: 4.4 sq km
      land: 4.4 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

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

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 24.1 km

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

      Climate: tropical

      Terrain: low and flat

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 10 m

      Natural resources: guano deposits and other fertilizers

      Land use:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 90%
      other: 10%

      Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1993)

      Natural hazards: periodic cyclones

      Environment - current issues: NA

      Geography - note: wildlife sanctuary

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