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    Guadeloupe Geography - 1990

      Total area: 1,780 km2
      land area: 1,760 km2

      Comparative area: 10 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 306 km

      Maritime claims:

      Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploitation;

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: subtropical tempered by trade winds; relatively high humidity

      Terrain: Basse-Terre is volcanic in origin with interior mountains; Grand-Terre is low limestone formation

      Natural resources: cultivable land, beaches, and climate that foster tourism

      Land use: 18% arable land; 5% permanent crops; 13% meadows and pastures; 40% forest and woodland; 24% other; includes 1% irrigated

      Environment: subject to hurricanes (June to October); La Soufriere is an active volcano

      Note: located 500 km southeast of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Sea

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

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