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Coral Sea Islands Geography

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Coral Sea Islands: Geography

Location
Oceania, islands in the Coral Sea, northeast of Australia
Geographic coordinates
18 00 S, 152 00 E
Map references
Oceania
Area
total: less than 3 sq km
land: less than 3 sq km
water: 0 sq km
note: includes numerous small islands and reefs scattered over a sea
area of about 1 million sq km, with the Willis Islets the most
important
Area - comparative
NA
Land boundaries
0 km
Coastline
3,095 km
Maritime claims
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
territorial sea: 3 nm
Climate
tropical
Terrain
sand and coral reefs and islands (or cays)
Elevation extremes
lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: unnamed location on Cato Island 6 m
Natural resources
NEGL
Land use
arable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
permanent pastures: 0%
forests and woodland: 0%
other: 100% (mostly grass or scrub cover)
Irrigated land
0 sq km (1993)
Natural hazards
occasional, tropical cyclones
Environment - current issues
no permanent fresh water resources
Geography - note
important nesting area for birds and turtles
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