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    Antigua and Barbuda Geography - 1990

      Total area: 440 km2
      land area: 440 km2; includes Redonda

      Comparative area: slightly less than 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 153 km

      Maritime claims:

      Contiguous zone: 24 nm;

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical marine; little seasonal temperature variation

      Terrain: mostly low-lying limestone and coral islands with some higher volcanic areas

      Natural resources: negligible; pleasant climate fosters tourism

      Land use: 18% arable land; 0% permanent crops; 7% meadows and pastures; 16% forest and woodland; 59% other

      Environment: subject to hurricanes and tropical storms (July to October); insufficient freshwater resources; deeply indented coastline provides many natural harbors

      Note: 420 km east-southeast of Puerto Rico

      NOTE: The information regarding Antigua and Barbuda on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Antigua and Barbuda Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Antigua and Barbuda Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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