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    Trinidad and Tobago Geography - 1991

      Total area: 5,130 km2
      land area: 5,130 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Delaware

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 362 km

      Maritime claims:
      Continental shelf: outer edge of continental margin or 200 nm
      Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical; rainy season (June to December)

      Terrain: mostly plains with some hills and low mountains

      Natural resources: crude oil, natural gas, asphalt

      Land use: arable land 14%; permanent crops 17%; meadows and pastures 2%; forest and woodland 44%; other 23%; includes irrigated 4%

      Environment: outside usual path of hurricanes and other tropical storms

      Note: located 11 km from Venezuela

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

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