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Anguilla Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Anguilla Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

Location:
Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico

Geographic coordinates:
18 15 N, 63 10 W

Map references:
Central America and the Caribbean

Area:
total: 91 sq km
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land: 91 sq km
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water: 0 sq km
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country comparison to the world: 227

Area - comparative:
about one-half the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
61 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 3 nm
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exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
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Climate:
tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds
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Terrain:
flat and low-lying island of coral and limestone

Elevation:
0 m lowest point: Caribbean Sea
73 highest point: Crocus Hill

Natural resources:
salt, fish, lobster

Land use:
agricultural land: 0% (2014 est.)
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arable land: 0% (2014 est.)
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permanent crops: 0% (2014 est.)
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permanent pasture: 0% (2014 est.)
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forest: 61.1% (2014 est.)
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other: 38.9% (2014 est.)
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Irrigated land:
0 sq km (2012)
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Population distribution:
most of the population is concentrated in The Valley in the center of the island; settlmement is fairly uniform in the southwest, but rather sparce in the northeast

Natural hazards:
frequent hurricanes and other tropical storms (July to October)

Environment - current issues:
supplies of potable water sometimes cannot meet increasing demand largely because of poor distribution system

Geography - note:
the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Anguilla on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Anguilla Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Anguilla Geography 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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