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    Wallis and Futuna Geography - 1990

      Total area: 274 km2
      land area: 274 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 129 km

      Maritime claims:

      Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploitation;

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical; hot, rainy season (November to April); cool, dry season (May to October)

      Terrain: volcanic origin; low hills

      Natural resources: negligible

      Land use: 5% arable land; 20% permanent crops; 0% meadows and pastures; 0% forest and woodland; 75% other

      Environment: both island groups have fringing reefs

      Note: located 4,600 km southwest of Honolulu in the South Pacific Ocean about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand

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

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