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Clipperton Island Geography Profile 2018

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LocationMiddle America, atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, 1,120 km southwest of Mexico
Geographic coordinates10 17 N, 109 13 W
Map referencesPolitical Map of the World
Areatotal: 6 sq km
land: 6 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Area - comparativeabout 12 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline11.1 km
Maritime claimsterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Climatetropical; humid, average temperature 20-32 degrees Celsius, wet season (May to October)
Terraincoral atoll
Elevation extremesmean elevation: NA
elevation extremes: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Rocher Clipperton 29 m
Natural resourcesfish
Land useagricultural land: 0%
arable land 0%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0%
forest: 0%
other: 100% (all coral) (2011 est.)
Natural hazardssubject to tropical storms and hurricanes from May to October
Environment - current issuesno natural resources, guano deposits depleted; the ring-shaped atoll encloses a stagnant fresh-water lagoon
Geography - notethe atoll reef is approximately 12 km (7.5 mi) in circumference; an attempt to colonize the atoll in the early 20th century ended in disaster and was abandoned in 1917

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018