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    Vanuatu Geography - 1989

      Total area: 14,760 km2
      land area: 14,760 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Connecticut

      Land boundary: none

      Coastline: 2,528 km

      Maritime claims: (measured from claimed archipelagic baselines)
      @m5Contiguous zone: 24 nm
      @m5Continental shelf: edge of continental margin or 200 nm
      @m5Extended economic zone: 200 nm
      @m5Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical; moderated by southeast trade winds

      Terrain: mostly mountains of volcanic origin; narrow coastal plains

      Natural resources: manganese, hardwood forests, fish

      Land use: 1% arable land; 5% permanent crops; 2% meadows and pastures; 1% forest and woodland; 91% other

      Environment: subject to tropical cyclones or typhoons (January to April); volcanism causes minor earthquakes; over 80 islands

      Note: located 5,750 km southwest of Honolulu in the South Pacific Ocean about three-quarters of the way between Hawaii and Australia

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

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