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    Clipperton Island Geography - 2002

      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 Political Map of the World

      total: 7 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 7 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%
      other: 100% (all coral) (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land 0 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards NA

      Environment - current issues NA

      Geography - note reef about 8 km in circumference

      NOTE: The information regarding Clipperton Island on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Clipperton Island Geography 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Clipperton Island Geography 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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