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    Clipperton Island (possession of France) Geography 2000

      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: World

      Area:
      total: 7 sq km
      land: 7 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

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

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 11.1 km

      Maritime claims:
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical, humid, average temperature 20-32 degrees C, rains May-October

      Terrain: coral atoll

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

      Natural resources: none

      Land use:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 100% (all coral)

      Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1993)

      Natural hazards: subject to tornadoes

      Environment - current issues: NA

      Geography - note: reef about 8 km in circumference

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