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    Pacific Islands, Trust Territory of the Geography - 1991

      Total area: 458 km2
      land area: 458 km2

      Comparative area: slightly more than 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 1,519 km

      Maritime claims:
      Contiguous zone: 12 nm
      Continental shelf: 200 m (depth)
      Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 3 nm

      Climate: wet season May to November; hot and humid

      Terrain: islands vary geologically from the high mountainous main island of Babelthuap to low, coral islands usually fringed by large barrier reefs

      Natural resources: forests, minerals (especially gold), marine products; deep-seabed minerals

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

      Environment: subject to typhoons from June to December; archipelago of six island groups totaling over 200 islands in the Caroline chain

      Note: important location 850 km southeast of the Philippines; includes World War II battleground of Peleliu and world-famous rock islands

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

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