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    Mauritius Geography - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/mauritius/mauritius_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar


      Geographic coordinates: 20 17 S, 57 33 E


      Map references: Political Map of the World


      Area: total: 2,040 sq km
      note: includes Agalega Islands, Cargados Carajos Shoals (Saint Brandon), and Rodrigues
      water: 10 sq km
      land: 2,030 sq km


      Area - comparative: almost 11 times the size of Washington, DC


      Land boundaries: 0 km


      Coastline: 177 km


      Maritime claims: continental shelf: 200 NM or to the edge of the continental margin
      territorial sea: 12 NM
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM


      Climate: tropical, modified by southeast trade winds; warm, dry winter (May to November); hot, wet, humid summer (November to May)


      Terrain: small coastal plain rising to discontinuous mountains encircling central plateau


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Mont Piton 828 m


      Natural resources: arable land, fish


      Land use: arable land: 49.26%
      permanent crops: 2.96%
      other: 47.78% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 200 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: cyclones (November to April); almost completely surrounded by reefs that may pose maritime hazards


      Environment - current issues: water pollution, degradation of coral reefs


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements


      Geography - note: the main island, from which the country derives its name, is of volcanic origin and is almost entirely surrounded by coral reefs


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

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