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    Glorioso Islands Geography - 2003

      Location: Southern Africa, group of islands in the Indian Ocean, northwest of Madagascar

      Geographic coordinates: 11 30 S, 47 20 E

      Map references: Africa

      Area: total: 5 sq km
      note: includes Ile Glorieuse, Ile du Lys, Verte Rocks, Wreck Rock, and South Rock
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 5 sq km

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

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 35.2 km

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

      Climate: tropical

      Terrain: low and flat

      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 12 m

      Natural resources: guano, coconuts

      Land use: arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (all lush vegetation and coconut palms) (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards: periodic cyclones

      Environment - current issues: NA

      Geography - note: the islands and rocks are surrounded by an extensive reef system

      NOTE: The information regarding Glorioso 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 Glorioso Islands Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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