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Clipperton Island Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Clipperton Island Geography 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Location:
Middle America, atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, 1,120 km southwest of Mexico

Geographic coordinates:
10 17 N, 109 13 W

Map references:
Political Map of the World

Area:
total: 6 sq km
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land: 6 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 248

Area - comparative:
about 12 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
11.1 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
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exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
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Climate:
tropical; humid, average temperature 20-32 degrees Celsius, wet season (May to October)

Terrain:
coral atoll

Elevation:
mean elevation: NA
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elevation extremes: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m highest point: Rocher Clipperton 29 m

Natural resources:
fish

Land use:
agricultural land: 0% arable land 0%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0%
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forest: 0%
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other: 100% (all coral) (2011 est.)
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Natural hazards:
subject to tropical storms and hurricanes from May to October

Environment - current issues:
no natural resources, guano deposits depleted; the ring-shaped atoll encloses a stagnant fresh-water lagoon

Geography - note:
the atoll reef is approximately 12 km (7.5 mi) in circumference; an attempt to colonize the atoll in the early 20th century ended in disaster and was abandoned in 1917

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Clipperton Island on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Clipperton Island Geography 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Clipperton Island Geography 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
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