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    Navassa Island Geography 2001

      Location: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, about one-fourth of the way from Haiti to Jamaica

      Geographic coordinates: 18 25 N, 75 02 W

      Map references: Central America and the Caribbean

      total: 5.2 sq km
      land: 5.2 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

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

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 8 km

      Maritime claims:
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM

      Climate: marine, tropical

      Terrain: raised coral and limestone plateau, flat to undulating; ringed by vertical white cliffs (9 to 15 m high)

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location on southwest side 77 m

      Natural resources: guano

      Land use:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 10%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 90%

      Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1998)

      Natural hazards: NA

      Environment - current issues: NA

      Geography - note: strategic location 160 km south of the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; mostly exposed rock, but enough grassland to support goat herds; dense stands of fig-like trees, scattered cactus

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

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