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Anguilla Geography 1996

    • Affiliation:
      (dependent territory of the UK)

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

    • Map references:
      Central America and the Caribbean

    • Area:

        total area:
        91 sq km

        land area:
        91 sq km

        comparative area:
        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

    • International disputes:

    • Climate:
      tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds

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

    • Natural resources:
      negligible; salt, fish, lobster

    • Land use:

        arable land:

        permanent crops:

        meadows and pastures:

        forest and woodland:

        NA% (mostly rock with sparse scrub oak, few trees, some commercial salt ponds)

    • Irrigated land:
      NA sq km

    • Environment:

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

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

        international agreements:

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