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Saint Barthelemy Geography 2014

SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Saint Barthelemy Geography 2014
SOURCE: 2014 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 20, 2014

Location:
Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean; located in the Leeward Islands (northern) group; Saint Barthelemy lies east of the US Virgin Islands

Geographic coordinates:
17 90 N, 62 85 W

Map references:
Central America and the Caribbean

Area:
21 sq km

Area - comparative:
less than an eighth of the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Climate:
tropical, with practically no variation in temperature; has two seasons (dry and humid)

Terrain:
hilly, almost completely surrounded by shallow-water reefs, with plentiful beaches

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Caribbean Ocean 0 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - lowest point country ranks ]
highest point: Morne du Vitet 286 m

Natural resources:
has few natural resources, its beaches being the most important

Environment - current issues:
with no natural rivers or streams, fresh water is in short supply, especially in summer, and provided by desalinization of sea water, collection of rain water, or imported via water tanker


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Saint Barthelemy on this page is re-published from the 2014 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saint Barthelemy Geography 2014 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Barthelemy Geography 2014 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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