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    Teritorio Brit�nicas del Oc�ano �ndico Geograf�a 2000

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

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 6 00 S, 71 30 E

      Referencias en el mapa: World

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

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

      Fronteras: 0 km

      Costa: 698 km

      Demandas Mar�timas:
      exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 3 nm

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

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

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location on Diego Garcia 15 m

      Recursos Naturales: coconuts, fish

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: NA%
      other: NA%

      Tierras Irrigadas: 0 sq km (1993)

      Peligros Naturales: NA

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: NA

      Nota - geograf�a: 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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