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    Trinidad and Tobago Geography 2000

      Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela

      Geographic coordinates: 11 00 N, 61 00 W

      Map references: Central America and the Caribbean

      total: 5,128 sq km
      land: 5,128 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Delaware

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 362 km

      Maritime claims:
      contiguous zone: 24 nm
      continental shelf: 200 nm or to the outer edge of the continental margin
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical; rainy season (June to December)

      Terrain: mostly plains with some hills and low mountains

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: El Cerro del Aripo 940 m

      Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, asphalt

      Land use:
      arable land: 15%
      permanent crops: 9%
      permanent pastures: 2%
      forests and woodland: 46%
      other: 28% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land: 220 sq km (1993 est.)

      Natural hazards: outside usual path of hurricanes and other tropical storms

      Environment - current issues: water pollution from agricultural chemicals, industrial wastes, and raw sewage; oil pollution of beaches; deforestation; soil erosion

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

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