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    Navassa Island Geography - 1990

      Total area: 5.2 km2
      land area: 5.2 km2

      Comparative area: about nine times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 8 km

      Maritime claims:

      Contiguous zone: 12 nm;

      Continental shelf: 200 m;

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: claimed by Haiti

      Climate: marine, tropical

      Terrain: raised coral and limestone plateau, flat to undulating; ringed by vertical white cliffs (9 to 15 meters high)

      Natural resources: guano

      Land use: 0% arable land; 0% permanent crops; 10% meadows and pastures; 0% forest and woodland; 90% other

      Environment: mostly exposed rock, but enough grassland to support goat herds; dense stands of fig-like trees, scattered cactus

      Note: strategic location between Cuba, Haiti, and Jamaica in the Caribbean Sea; 160 km south of the US Naval Base at Guantanamo, Cuba

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

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