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    The Bahamas Geography - 1989

      Total area: 13,940 km2
      land area: 10,070 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Connecticut

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 3,542 km

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

      Climate: tropical marine; moderated by warm waters of Gulf Stream

      Terrain: long, flat, coral formations with some low, rounded hills

      Natural resources: salt, aragonite, timber

      Land use: 1% arable land; NEGL% permanent crops; NEGL% meadows and pastures; 32% forest and woodland; 67% other

      Environment: subject to hurricanes and other tropical storms

      Note: strategic location adjacent to US and Cuba; extensive island chain

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

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