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    Bassas da India Geography - 1989

      Total area: undetermined

      Comparative area: undetermined

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 35.2 km

      Maritime claims:
      @m5Contiguous zone: 12 nm
      @m5Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploitation
      @m5Extended economic zone: 200 nm
      @m5Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: claimed by Madagascar

      Climate: tropical

      Terrain: a volcanic rock 2.4 m high

      Natural resources: none

      Land use: 0% arable land; 0% permanent crops; 0% meadows and pastures; 0% forest and woodland; 100% other (rock)

      Environment: surrounded by reefs; subject to periodic cyclones

      Note: navigational hazard since it is usually under water during high tide; located in southern Mozambique Channel about halfway between Africa and Madagascar

      NOTE: The information regarding Bassas da India on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bassas da India Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bassas da India Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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