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Coral Sea Islands Geography Profile 2016

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LocationOceania, islands in the Coral Sea, northeast of Australia
Geographic coordinates18 00 S, 152 00 E
Map referencesOceania
Areatotal: less than 3 sq km
land: less than 3 sq km
water: 0 sq km
note: includes numerous small islands and reefs scattered over a sea area of about 780,000 sq km (300,000 sq mi) with the Willis Islets the most important
Area - comparativeabout four times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline3,095 km
Maritime claimsterritorial sea: 3 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Climatetropical
Terrainsand and coral reefs and islands (cays)
Elevation extremesmean elevation: NA
elevation extremes: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: unnamed location on Cato Island 6 m
Natural resourcesNEGL
Land useagricultural land: 0%
arable land 0%; permanent crops 0%; permanent crops 0%
forest: 0%
other: 100% (mostly grass or scrub cover) (2011 est.)
Natural hazardsoccasional tropical cyclones
Environment - current issuesno permanent freshwater resources
Geography - noteimportant nesting area for birds and turtles

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on October 8, 2016