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    Bermuda Geography - 2006

      North America, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, east of South Carolina (US)

      Geographic coordinates:
      32 20 N, 64 45 W

      Map references:
      North America

      total: 53.3 sq km
      land: 53.3 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

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

      Land boundaries:
      0 km

      103 km

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

      subtropical; mild, humid; gales, strong winds common in winter

      low hills separated by fertile depressions

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Town Hill 76 m

      Natural resources:
      limestone, pleasant climate fostering tourism

      Land use:
      arable land: 20%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 80% (55% developed, 45% rural/open space) (2005)

      Irrigated land:

      Natural hazards:
      hurricanes (June to November)

      Environment - current issues:
      sustainable development

      Geography - note:
      consists of about 138 coral islands and islets with ample rainfall, but no rivers or freshwater lakes; some land was leased by US Government from 1941 to 1995

      NOTE: The information regarding Bermuda 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 Bermuda Geography 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bermuda Geography 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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