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Anguilla Geography

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Anguilla: Geography

Location
Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico
Geographic coordinates
18 15 N, 63 10 W
Map references
Central America and the Caribbean
Area
total: 91 sq km
land: 91 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Area - comparative
about half the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries
0 km
Coastline
61 km
Maritime claims
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
territorial sea: 3 nm
Climate
tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds
Terrain
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%
permanent pastures: 0%
forests and woodland: 0%
other: 100% (mostly rock with sparse scrub oak, few trees, some
commercial salt ponds)
Irrigated land
NA sq km
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
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