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Saint Barthelemy Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Saint Barthelemy Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

Location:
Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean; located in the Leeward Islands (northern) group; Saint Barthelemy lies east of the US Virgin Islands

Geographic coordinates:
17 90 N, 62 85 W

Map references:
Central America and the Caribbean

Area:
total: 25 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 25 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: negligible
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 239

Area - comparative:
less than one-eighth the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km

Climate:
tropical, with practically no variation in temperature; has two seasons (dry and humid)

Terrain:
hilly, almost completely surrounded by shallow-water reefs, with plentiful beaches

Elevation:
0 m lowest point: Caribbean Ocean
286 highest point: Morne du Vitet

Natural resources:
few natural resources; beaches foster tourism

Population distribution:
most of the populace concentrated in and around the capital of Gustavia, but scattered settlements exist around the island periphery

Environment - current issues:
land-based pollution; urbanization; with no natural rivers or streams, fresh water is in short supply, especially in summer, and is provided by the desalination of sea water, the collection of rain water, or imported via water tanker; overfishing

Geography - note:
a 1,200-hectare marine nature reserve, the Reserve Naturelle, is made up of five zones around the island that form a network to protect the island's coral reefs, seagrass, and endangered marine species

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Saint Barthelemy 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 Saint Barthelemy Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Barthelemy Geography 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
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  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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