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    French Southern and Antarctic Lands Geography - 2003

      Location: southeast of Africa, islands in the southern Indian Ocean, about equidistant between Africa, Antarctica, and Australia; note - French Southern and Antarctic Lands include Ile Amsterdam, Ile Saint-Paul, Iles Crozet, and Iles Kerguelen in the southern Indian Ocean, along with the French-claimed sector of Antarctica, "Adelie Land"; the US does not recognize the French claim to "Adelie Land"

      Geographic coordinates: 43 00 S, 67 00 E

      Map references: Antarctic Region

      Area: total: 7,829 sq km
      note: includes Ile Amsterdam, Ile Saint-Paul, Iles Crozet and Iles Kerguelen; excludes "Adelie Land" claim of about 500,000 sq km in Antarctica that is not recognized by the US
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 7,829 sq km

      Area - comparative: slightly less than 1.3 times the size of Delaware

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 1,232 km

      Maritime claims: exclusive economic zone: 200 NM from Iles Kerguelen only
      territorial sea: 12 NM

      Climate: antarctic

      Terrain: volcanic

      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Mont Ross on Iles Kerguelen 1,850 m

      Natural resources: fish, crayfish

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

      Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards: Ile Amsterdam and Ile Saint-Paul are extinct volcanoes

      Environment - current issues: NA

      Geography - note: islands component is widely scattered across remote locations in the southern Indian Ocean

      NOTE: The information regarding French Southern and Antarctic Lands 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 French Southern and Antarctic Lands Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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