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    Santa Lucia Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 13 53 N, 60 68 W

      Referencias en el mapa: Central America and the Caribbean

      Area:
      total: 620 sq km
      land: 610 sq km
      water: 10 sq km

      Area - comparativo: 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Fronteras: 0 km

      Costa: 158 km

      Demandas Mar�timas: 200 nm
      contiguous zone: 24 nm
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Clima: tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season from January to April, rainy season from May to August

      Terreno: volcanic and mountainous with some broad, fertile valleys

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Mount Gimie 950 m

      Recursos Naturales: forests, sandy beaches, minerals (pumice), mineral springs, geothermal potential

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 8%
      permanent crops: 21%
      permanent pastures: 5%
      forests and woodland: 13%
      other: 53% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 10 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: hurricanes and volcanic activity

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: deforestation; soil erosion, particularly in the northern region

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol

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