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Saint Barthelemy Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Saint Barthelemy Geography 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

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: 240

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:
mean elevation: NA
[see also: Elevation - mean elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Ocean 0 m highest point: Morne du Vitet 286 m

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:
with no natural rivers or streams, fresh water is in short supply, especially in summer, and provided by desalination of sea water, collection of rain water, or imported via water tanker

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 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saint Barthelemy Geography 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Barthelemy Geography 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
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