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    Juan de Nova Island Geography - 2002

      Location Southern Africa, island in the Mozambique Channel, about one-third of the way between Madagascar and Mozambique

      Geographic coordinates 17 03 S, 42 45 E

      Map references Africa

      total: 4.4 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 4.4 sq km

      Area - comparative about seven times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 24.1 km

      Maritime claims
      continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM

      Climate tropical

      Terrain low and flat

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 10 m

      Natural resources guano deposits and other fertilizers

      Land use
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (90% forest) (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land 0 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards periodic cyclones

      Environment - current issues NA

      Geography - note wildlife sanctuary

      NOTE: The information regarding Juan de Nova 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 Juan de Nova Island Geography 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Juan de Nova Island Geography 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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