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    Martinique Geography - 1990

      Total area: 1,100 km2
      land area: 1,060 km2

      Comparative area: slightly more than six times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 290 km

      Maritime claims:

      Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploitation;

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical; moderated by trade winds; rainy season (June to October)

      Terrain: mountainous with indented coastline; dormant volcano

      Natural resources: coastal scenery and beaches, cultivable land

      Land use: 10% arable land; 8% permanent crops; 30% meadows and pastures; 26% forest and woodland; 26% other; includes 5% irrigated

      Environment: subject to hurricanes, flooding, and volcanic activity that result in an average of one major natural disaster every five years

      Note: located 625 km southeast of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Sea

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

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