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    Islas de Heard y McDonald Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Southern Africa, islands in the Indian Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Madagascar to Antarctica

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 53 06 S, 72 31 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Antarctic Region

      total: 412 sq km
      land: 412 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparativo: slightly more than 2 times the size of Washington, DC

      Fronteras: 0 km

      Costa: 101.9 km

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

      Clima: antarctic

      Terreno: Heard Island - bleak and mountainous, with a quiescent volcano; McDonald Islands - small and rocky

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Southern Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Big Ben 2,745 m

      Recursos Naturales: none

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 100%

      Tierras Irrigadas: 0 sq km (1993)

      Peligros Naturales: Heard Island is dominated by a dormant volcano called Big Ben

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: NA

      Nota - geograf�a: primarily used for research stations

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