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    Anguilla Geography 2001

      Location: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico

      Geographic coordinates: 18 15 N, 63 10 W

      Map references: Central America and the Caribbean

      total: 91 sq km
      land: 91 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative: about half the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 61 km

      Maritime claims:
      exclusive fishing zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 3 NM

      Climate: tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds

      Terrain: flat and low-lying island of coral and limestone

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Crocus Hill 65 m

      Natural resources: salt, fish, lobster

      Land use:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 100% (mostly rock with sparse scrub oak, few trees, some commercial salt ponds)

      Irrigated land: NA sq km

      Natural hazards: frequent hurricanes and other tropical storms (July to October)

      Environment - current issues: supplies of potable water sometimes cannot meet increasing demand largely because of poor distribution system

      NOTE: The information regarding Anguilla on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Anguilla Geography 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Anguilla Geography 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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