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    Anguilla Geography - 2005

      Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico

      Geographic coordinates:
      18 15 N, 63 10 W

      Map references:
      Central America and the Caribbean

      total: 102 sq km
      land: 102 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative:
      about half the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries:
      0 km

      61 km

      Maritime claims:
      territorial sea: 3 nm
      exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm

      tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds

      flat and low-lying island of coral and limestone

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Crocus Hill 65 m

      Natural resources:
      salt, fish, lobster

      Land use:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (mostly rock with sparse scrub oak, few trees, some commercial salt ponds) (2001)

      Irrigated land:

      Natural hazards:
      frequent hurricanes and other tropical storms (July to October)

      Environment - current issues:
      supplies of potable water sometimes cannot meet increasing demand largely because of poor distribution system

      Geography - note:
      the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles

      NOTE: The information regarding Anguilla on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Anguilla Geography 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Anguilla Geography 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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