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Clipperton Island Geography - 2024


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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


total: 6 sq km

land: 6 sq km

water: 0 sq km

Area - comparative

about 12 times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

Land boundaries

total: 0 km


11.1 km

Maritime claims

territorial sea: 12 nm

exclusive economic zone: 200 nm


tropical; humid, average temperature 20-32 degrees Celsius, wet season (May to October)


coral atoll


highest point: Rocher Clipperton 29 m

lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m

Natural resources


Land use

agricultural land: 0% (2018 est.)

forest: 0% (2018 est.)

other: 100% (2018 est.)

Natural hazards

subject to tropical storms and hurricanes from May to October

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: The information regarding Clipperton Island on this page is re-published from the 2024 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Clipperton Island 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Clipperton Island 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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