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    Cocos (Keeling) Islands Geography - 2003

      Location: Southeastern Asia, group of islands in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Indonesia, about halfway from Australia to Sri Lanka

      Geographic coordinates: 12 30 S, 96 50 E

      Map references: Southeast Asia

      Area: total: 14 sq km
      note: includes the two main islands of West Island and Home Island
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 14 sq km

      Area - comparative: about 24 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 26 km

      Maritime claims: exclusive fishing zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM

      Climate: tropical with high humidity, moderated by the southeast trade winds for about nine months of the year

      Terrain: flat, low-lying coral atolls

      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 5 m

      Natural resources: fish

      Land use: arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land: NA sq km

      Natural hazards: cyclone season is October to April

      Environment - current issues: fresh water resources are limited to rainwater accumulations in natural underground reservoirs

      Geography - note: islands are thickly covered with coconut palms and other vegetation

      NOTE: The information regarding Cocos (Keeling) Islands on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cocos (Keeling) Islands Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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