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    Mayotte Geography 1998

      Location Southern Africa, island in the Mozambique Channel, about one-half of the way from northern Madagascar to northern Mozambique

      Geographic coordinates 12 50 S, 45 10 E

      Map references Africa

      total: 375 sq km
      land: 375 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 185.2 km

      Maritime claims
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate tropical; marine; hot, humid, rainy season during northeastern monsoon (November to May); dry season is cooler (May to November)

      Terrain generally undulating, with deep ravines and ancient volcanic peaks

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Benara 660 m

      Natural resources NEGL

      Land use
      arable land: NA%
      permanent crops: NA%
      permanent pastures: NA%
      forests and woodland: NA%
      other: NA%

      Irrigated land NA sq km

      Natural hazards cyclones during rainy season

      Environment - current issues NA

      Environment - international agreements
      party to: NA
      signed, but not ratified: NA

      Geography - note part of Comoro Archipelago

      NOTE: The information regarding Mayotte on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Mayotte Geography 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mayotte Geography 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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