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    Islas Cocos Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Southeastern Asia, group of islands in the Indian Ocean, south of Indonesia, about one-half of the way from Australia to Sri Lanka

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 12 30 S, 96 50 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Southeast Asia

      Area:
      total: 14 sq km
      land: 14 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      note: includes the two main islands of West Island and Home Island

      Area - comparativo: about 24 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Fronteras: 0 km

      Costa: 2.6 km

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

      Clima: pleasant, modified by the southeast trade winds for about nine months of the year; moderate rainfall

      Terreno: flat, low-lying coral atolls

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 5 m

      Recursos Naturales: fish

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 100% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: NA sq km

      Peligros Naturales: cyclones may occur in the early months of the year

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: fresh water resources are limited to rainwater accumulations in natural underground reservoirs

      Nota - geograf�a: two coral atolls thickly covered with coconut palms and other vegetation

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