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    The Bahamas Geography - 1991

      Total area: 13,940 km2
      land area: 10,070 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Connecticut

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 3,542 km

      Maritime claims:
      Continental shelf: 200 m (depth) or to depth of exploitation
      Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 3 nm

      Climate: tropical marine; moderated by warm waters of Gulf Stream

      Terrain: long, flat coral formations with some low rounded hills

      Natural resources: salt, aragonite, timber

      Land use: arable land 1%; permanent crops NEGL%; meadows and pastures NEGL%; forest and woodland 32%; other 67%

      Environment: subject to hurricanes and other tropical storms that cause extensive flood damage

      Note: strategic location adjacent to US and Cuba; extensive island chain

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

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