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    Glorioso Islands Geography - 1991

      Total area: 5 km2
      land area: 5 km2
      includes Ile Glorieuse, Ile du Lys, Verte Rocks, Wreck Rock, and South Rock

      Comparative area: about 8.5 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 35.2 km

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

      Disputes: claimed by Madagascar

      Climate: tropical

      Terrain: undetermined

      Natural resources: guano, coconuts

      Land use: arable land 0%; permanent crops 0%; meadows and pastures 0%; forest and woodland 0%; other--lush vegetation and coconut palms 100%

      Environment: subject to periodic cyclones

      Note: located in the Indian Ocean just north of the Mozambique Channel between Africa and Madagascar

      NOTE: The information regarding Glorioso Islands 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 Glorioso Islands Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Glorioso Islands Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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