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    Guadeloupe Geography - 2003
    http://www.theodora.com/wfb2003/guadeloupe/guadeloupe_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Puerto Rico


      Geographic coordinates: 16 15 N, 61 35 W


      Map references: Central America and the Caribbean


      Area: total: 1,780 sq km
      note: Guadeloupe is an archipelago of nine inhabited islands, including Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, La Desirade, Iles des Saintes (2), Saint-Barthelemy, Iles de la Petite Terre, and Saint-Martin (French part of the island of Saint Martin)
      water: 74 sq km
      land: 1,706 sq km


      Area - comparative: 10 times the size of Washington, DC


      Land boundaries: total: 10.2 km
      border countries: Netherlands Antilles (Sint Maarten) 10.2 km


      Coastline: 306 km


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


      Climate: subtropical tempered by trade winds; moderately high humidity


      Terrain: Basse-Terre is volcanic in origin with interior mountains; Grande-Terre is low limestone formation; most of the seven other islands are volcanic in origin


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Soufriere 1,484 m


      Natural resources: cultivable land, beaches and climate that foster tourism


      Land use: arable land: 10.65%
      permanent crops: 4.14%
      other: 85.21% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 20 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: hurricanes (June to October); Soufriere de Guadeloupe is an active volcano


      Environment - current issues: NA


      Geography - note: a narrow channel, the Riviere Salee, divides Guadeloupe proper into two islands: the larger, western Basse-Terre and the smaller, eastern Grande-Terre


      NOTE: The information regarding Guadeloupe on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guadeloupe Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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