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    Islas de Turcos y Caicos Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Caribbean, two island groups in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of The Bahamas

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 21 45 N, 71 35 W

      Referencias en el mapa: Central America and the Caribbean

      total: 430 sq km
      land: 430 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparativo: 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Fronteras: 0 km

      Costa: 389 km

      Demandas Mar�timas:
      exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Clima: tropical; marine; moderated by trade winds; sunny and relatively dry

      Terreno: low, flat limestone; extensive marshes and mangrove swamps

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Blue Hills 49 m

      Recursos Naturales: spiny lobster, conch

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 2%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 98% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: NA sq km

      Peligros Naturales: frequent hurricanes

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: limited natural fresh water resources, private cisterns collect rainwater

      Nota - geograf�a: 30 islands (eight inhabited)

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