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    Cayman Islands Geography - 1990

      Total area: 260 km2
      land area: 260 km2

      Comparative area: slightly less than 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 160 km

      Maritime claims:

      Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 3 nm

      Climate: tropical marine; warm, rainy summers (May to October) and cool, relatively dry winters (November to April)

      Terrain: low-lying limestone base surrounded by coral reefs

      Natural resources: fish, climate and beaches that foster tourism

      Land use: 0% arable land; 0% permanent crops; 8% meadows and pastures; 23% forest and woodland; 69% other

      Environment: within the Caribbean hurricane belt

      Note: important location between Cuba and Central America

      NOTE: The information regarding Cayman Islands 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 Cayman Islands Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cayman Islands Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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