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Martinique Geography: A summary of information about Martinique Geography, from government research data as well as independent research and other sources.
Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, north of Trinidad and Tobago
14 40 N, 61 00 W
Central America and the Caribbean
total: 1,100 sq km land: 1,060 sq km water: 40 sq km
slightly more than six times the size of Washington, DC
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm territorial sea: 12 nm
tropical; moderated by trade winds; rainy season (June to October); vulnerable to devastating cyclones (hurricanes) every eight years on average; average temperature 17.3 degrees C; humid
mountainous with indented coastline; dormant volcano
lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m highest point: Montagne Pelee 1,397 m
coastal scenery and beaches, cultivable land
arable land: 8% permanent crops: 8% permanent pastures: 17% forests and woodland: 44% other: 23% (1993 est.)
40 sq km (1993 est.)
hurricanes, flooding, and volcanic activity (an average of one major natural disaster every five years)