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    Dominica Geography 2001

      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: 15 25 N, 61 20 W

      Map references: Central America and the Caribbean

      total: 754 sq km
      land: 754 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, hydropower, arable land

      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, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      NOTE: The information regarding Dominica 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 Dominica Geography 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Dominica Geography 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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