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    Glorioso Islands Geography - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/glorioso_islands/glorioso_islands_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location:
      Southern Africa, group of islands in the Indian Ocean, northwest of Madagascar

      Geographic coordinates:
      11 30 S, 47 20 E

      Map references:
      Africa

      Area:
      total: 5 sq km
      land: 5 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      note: includes Ile Glorieuse, Ile du Lys, Verte Rocks, Wreck Rock, and South Rock

      Area - comparative:
      about eight times 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:
      low and flat

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 12 m

      Natural resources:
      guano, coconuts

      Land use:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (all lush vegetation and coconut palms) (2005)

      Irrigated land:
      0 sq km

      Natural hazards:
      periodic cyclones

      Environment - current issues:
      NA

      Geography - note:
      the islands and rocks are surrounded by an extensive reef system


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

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    Revised 06-Jun-06
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