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    Dominica Geography 1998

      Location Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about one-half of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago

      Geographic coordinates 13 30 N, 61 20 W

      Map references Central America and the Caribbean

      total: 750 sq km
      land: 750 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative slightly more than four times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 148 km

      Maritime claims
      contiguous zone: 24 nm
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds; heavy rainfall

      Terrain rugged mountains of volcanic origin

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Morne Diablatins 1,447 m

      Natural resources timber

      Land use
      arable land: 9%
      permanent crops: 13%
      permanent pastures: 3%
      forests and woodland: 67%
      other: 8% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land NA sq km

      Natural hazards flash floods are a constant threat; destructive hurricanes can be expected during the late summer months

      Environment - current issues NA

      Environment - international agreements
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Environmental Modification, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      NOTE: The information regarding Dominica on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Dominica Geography 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Dominica Geography 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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