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    Mayotte Geography - 2003

      Location: Southern Africa, island in the Mozambique Channel, about one-half of the way from northern Madagascar to northern Mozambique

      Geographic coordinates: 12 50 S, 45 10 E

      Map references: Africa

      Area: total: 374 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 374 sq km

      Area - comparative: slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 185.2 km

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

      Climate: tropical; marine; hot, humid, rainy season during northeastern monsoon (November to May); dry season is cooler (May to November)

      Terrain: generally undulating, with deep ravines and ancient volcanic peaks

      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Benara 660 m

      Natural resources: NEGL

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

      Irrigated land: NA sq km

      Natural hazards: cyclones during rainy season

      Environment - current issues: NA

      Geography - note: part of Comoro Archipelago; 18 islands

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

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