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    Bassas da India Geography - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/bassas_da_india/bassas_da_india_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location:
      Southern Africa, islands in the southern Mozambique Channel, about one-half of the way from Madagascar to Mozambique

      Geographic coordinates:
      21 30 S, 39 50 E

      Map references:
      Africa

      Area:
      total: 0.2 sq km
      land: 0.2 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative:
      about one-third the size of The Mall in Washington, DC

      Land boundaries:
      0 km

      Coastline:
      35.2 km

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

      Climate:
      tropical

      Terrain:
      volcanic rock

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 2.4 m

      Natural resources:
      none

      Land use:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (all rock) (2005)

      Irrigated land:
      0 sq km

      Natural hazards:
      maritime hazard since it is usually under water during high tide and surrounded by reefs; subject to periodic cyclones

      Environment - current issues:
      NA

      Geography - note:
      the islands emerge from a circular reef that sits atop a long-extinct, submerged volcano


      NOTE: The information regarding Bassas da India on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bassas da India Geography 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bassas da India Geography 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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