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    British Virgin Islands Geography - 1989

      Total area: 150 km2
      land area: 150 km2

      Comparative area: about 0.8 times the size of Washington, DC

      Coastline: 80 km

      Maritime claims:
      @m5Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploitation
      @m5Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
      @m5Territorial sea: 3 nm

      Climate: subtropical; humid; temperatures moderated by trade winds

      Terrain: coral islands relatively flat; volcanic islands steep, hilly

      Natural resources: negligible

      Land use: 20% arable land; 7% permanent crops; 33% meadows and pastures; 7% forest and woodland; 33% other

      Environment: subject to hurricanes and tropical storms from July to October

      Note: strong ties to nearby US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

      NOTE: The information regarding British Virgin Islands 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 British Virgin Islands Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about British Virgin Islands Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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