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    Trinidad and Tobago Geography - 2003

      Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela

      Geographic coordinates: 11 00 N, 61 00 W

      Map references: Central America and the Caribbean

      Area: total: 5,128 sq km
      land: 5,128 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Delaware

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 362 km

      Maritime claims: measured from claimed archipelagic baselines
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM
      continental shelf: 200 NM or to the outer edge of the continental margin
      contiguous zone: 24 NM

      Climate: tropical; rainy season (June to December)

      Terrain: mostly plains with some hills and low mountains

      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: El Cerro del Aripo 940 m

      Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, asphalt

      Land use: arable land: 14.62%
      permanent crops: 9.16%
      other: 76.22% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land: 30 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards: outside usual path of hurricanes and other tropical storms

      Environment - current issues: water pollution from agricultural chemicals, industrial wastes, and raw sewage; oil pollution of beaches; deforestation; soil erosion

      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Geography - note: Pitch Lake, on Trinidad's southwestern coast, is the world's largest natural reservoir of asphalt

      NOTE: The information regarding Trinidad and Tobago 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 Trinidad and Tobago Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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