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    Mayotte Geography - 1991

      Total area: 375 km2
      land area: 375 km2

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

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 185.2 km

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

      Disputes: claimed by Comoros

      Climate: tropical; marine; hot, humid, rainy season during northeastern monsoon (November to May); dry season is cooler (May to November)

      Terrain: generally undulating with ancient volcanic peaks, deep ravines

      Natural resources: negligible

      Land use: arable land NA%; permanent crops NA%; meadows and pastures NA%; forest and woodland NA%; other NA%

      Environment: subject to cyclones during rainy season

      Note: part of Comoro Archipelago; located in the Mozambique Channel about halfway between Africa and Madagascar

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

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