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Navassa Island Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











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


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Location:
Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, 30 nm west of Tiburon Peninsula of Haiti

Geographic coordinates:
18 25 N, 75 02 W

Map references:
Central America and the Caribbean

Area:
total: 5.4 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 5.4 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 249

Area - comparative:
about nine times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
8 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - territorial sea country ranks ]
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - exclusive economic zone country ranks ]

Climate:
marine, tropical

Terrain:
raised flat to undulating coral and limestone plateau; ringed by vertical white cliffs (9 to 15 m high)

Elevation:
mean elevation: NA
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elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m highest point: 200 m NNW of lighthouse 85 m

Natural resources:
guano (mining discontinued in 1898)

Land use:
agricultural land: 0% arable land 0%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0%
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forest: 0%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 100% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
hurricanes

Environment - current issues:
some coral bleaching

Geography - note:
strategic location 160 km south of the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; mostly exposed rock with numerous solution holes (limestone sinkholes) but with enough grassland to support goat herds; dense stands of fig trees, scattered cactus

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Navassa 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 Navassa Island Geography 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Navassa Island Geography 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
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  a) The 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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