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    French Southern and Antarctic Lands Geography - 1990

      Total area: 7,781 km2
      land area: 7,781 km2; includes Ile Amsterdam, Ile Saint-Paul, Iles Kerguelen, and Iles Crozet; excludes claim not recognized by the US of about 500,000 km2 in Antarctica known as Terre Adelie

      Comparative area: slightly less than 1.5 times the size of Delaware

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 1,232 km

      Maritime claims:

      Contiguous zone: 12 nm;

      Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploration;

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: claim in Antarctica (Terre Adelie) not recognized by the US

      Climate: antarctic

      Terrain: volcanic

      Natural resources: fish, crayfish

      Land use: 0% arable land; 0% permanent crops; 0% meadows and pastures; 0% forest and woodland; 100% other

      Environment: Ile Amsterdam and Ile Saint-Paul are extinct volcanoes

      Note: located in the southern Indian Ocean about equidistant between Africa, Antarctica, and Australia

      NOTE: The information regarding French Southern and Antarctic Lands on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of French Southern and Antarctic Lands Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about French Southern and Antarctic Lands Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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