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    Las Islas V�rgines de EE.UU. Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 18 20 N, 64 50 W

      Referencias en el mapa: Central America and the Caribbean

      Area:
      total: 352 sq km
      land: 349 sq km
      water: 3 sq km

      Area - comparativo: twice the size of Washington, DC

      Fronteras: 0 km

      Costa: 188 km

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

      Clima: subtropical, tempered by easterly trade winds, relatively low humidity, little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season May to November

      Terreno: mostly hilly to rugged and mountainous with little level land

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Crown Mountain 474 m

      Recursos Naturales: sun, sand, sea, surf

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 15%
      permanent crops: 6%
      permanent pastures: 26%
      forests and woodland: 6%
      other: 47% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: NA sq km

      Peligros Naturales: several hurricanes in recent years; frequent and severe droughts and floods; occasional earthquakes

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: lack of natural freshwater resources

      Nota - geograf�a: important location along the Anegada Passage - a key shipping lane for the Panama Canal; Saint Thomas has one of the best natural, deepwater harbors in the Caribbean

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