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Clipperton Island Geography Profile 2001

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Location

Middle America, atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, 1,120 km southwest of Mexico

Geographic coordinates

10 17 N, 109 13 W

Map references

World

Area

total: 7 sq km

land: 7 sq km

water: 0 sq km

Area - comparative

about 12 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

Land boundaries

0 km

Coastline

11.1 km

Maritime claims

exclusive economic zone: 200 NM

territorial sea: 12 NM

Climate

tropical, humid, average temperature 20-32 degrees C, rains May-October

Terrain

coral atoll

Elevation extremes

lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m

highest point: Rocher Clipperton 29 m

Natural resources

fish

Land use

arable land: 0%

permanent crops: 0%

permanent pastures: 0%

forests and woodland: 0%

other: 100% (all coral)

Irrigated land

0 sq km (1993)

Natural hazards

NA

Environment - current issues

NA

Geography - note

reef about 8 km in circumference


Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of May 15, 2007


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