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    Tuvalu Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Oceania, island group consisting of nine coral atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to Australia

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 8 00 S, 178 00 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Oceania

      Area:
      total: 26 sq km
      land: 26 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparativo: 0.1 times the size of Washington, DC

      Fronteras: 0 km

      Costa: 24 km

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

      Clima: tropical; moderated by easterly trade winds (March to November); westerly gales and heavy rain (November to March)

      Terreno: very low-lying and narrow coral atolls

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Pacific 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: severe tropical storms are usually rare, but, in 1997, there were three cyclones; low-level of islands make them very sensitive to sea-level rise

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: since there are no streams or rivers and groundwater is not potable, most water needs must be met by catchment systems with storage facilities (the Japanese Government has built one desalination plant and plans to build one other); beachhead erosion because of the use of sand for building materials; excessive clearance of forest undergrowth for use as fuel; damage to coral reefs from the spread of the Crown of Thorns starfish; Tuvalu is very concerned about global increases in greenhouse gas emissions and their effect on rising sea levels, which threaten the country's underground water table

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

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