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    Comoros Geography - 1991

      Total area: 2,170 km2
      land area: 2,170 km2

      Comparative area: slightly more than 12 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 340 km

      Maritime claims:
      Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: claims French-administered Mayotte

      Climate: tropical marine; rainy season (November to May)

      Terrain: volcanic islands, interiors vary from steep mountains to low hills

      Natural resources: negligible

      Land use: arable land 35%; permanent crops 8%; meadows and pastures 7%; forest and woodland 16%; other 34%

      Environment: soil degradation and erosion; deforestation; cyclones possible during rainy season

      Note: important location at northern end of Mozambique Channel

      NOTE: The information regarding Comoros on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Comoros Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Comoros Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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