French Southern and Antarctic Lands Geography 1998
SOURCE: 1998 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Location south of Africa, islands in the southern Indian Ocean, about equidistant between Africa, Antarctica, and Australia; note - French Southern and Antarctic Lands includes Ile Amsterdam, Ile Saint-Paul, Iles Crozet, and Iles Kerguelen in the southern Indian Ocean, along with the French-claimed sector of Antarctica, "Adelie Land"; the US does not recognize the French claim to "Adelie Land"
Geographic coordinates 43 00 S, 67 00 E
Map references Antarctic Region
Area - comparative slightly less than 1.3 times the size of Delaware
Land boundaries 0 km
Coastline 1,232 km
Natural resources fish, crayfish
Irrigated land 0 sq km (1993)
Natural hazards Ile Amsterdam and Ile Saint-Paul are extinct volcanoes
Environment - current issues NA
Environment - international agreements
Geography - note
remote location in the southern Indian Ocean
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