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Coral Sea Islands Geography Profile 2014

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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 - comparativeNA
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline3,095 km
Maritime claimsterritorial sea: 3 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Climatetropical
Terrainsand and coral reefs and islands (or cays)
Elevation extremeslowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: unnamed location on Cato Island 6 m
Natural resourcesNEGL
Land usearable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (mostly grass or scrub cover) (2011)
Irrigated land0 sq km (2011)
Natural hazardsoccasional tropical cyclones
Environment - current issuesno permanent freshwater resources
Geography - noteimportant nesting area for birds and turtles

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of August 23, 2014