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    Vanuatu Geography - 1990

      Total area: 14,760 km2
      land area: 14,760 km2; includes more than 80 islands

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Connecticut

      Land boundary: none

      Coastline: 2,528 km

      Maritime claims: (measured from claimed archipelagic baselines);

      Contiguous zone: 24 nm;

      Continental shelf: edge of continental margin or 200 nm;

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical; moderated by southeast trade winds

      Terrain: mostly mountains of volcanic origin; narrow coastal plains

      Natural resources: manganese, hardwood forests, fish

      Land use: 1% arable land; 5% permanent crops; 2% meadows and pastures; 1% forest and woodland; 91% other

      Environment: subject to tropical cyclones or typhoons (January to April); volcanism causes minor earthquakes

      Note: located 5,750 km southwest of Honolulu in the South Pacific Ocean about three-quarters of the way between Hawaii and Australia

      NOTE: The information regarding Vanuatu 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 Vanuatu Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Vanuatu Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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