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    Bermuda Geography - 2002

      Location North America, group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, east of North Carolina (US)

      Geographic coordinates 32 20 N, 64 45 W

      Map references North America

      total: 53.3 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 53.3 sq km

      Area - comparative about one-third the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 103 km

      Maritime claims
      exclusive fishing zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM

      Climate subtropical; mild, humid; gales, strong winds common in winter

      Terrain low hills separated by fertile depressions

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Town Hill 76 m

      Natural resources limestone, pleasant climate fostering tourism

      Land use
      arable land: 6%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 94% (55% developed, 45% rural/open space) (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land NA sq km

      Natural hazards hurricanes (June to November)

      Environment - current issues asbestos disposal; water pollution; preservation of open space; sustainable development

      Geography - note consists of about 138 coral islands and islets with ample rainfall, but no rivers or freshwater lakes; some land, reclaimed and otherwise, was leased by US Government from 1941 to 1995

      NOTE: The information regarding Bermuda on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bermuda Geography 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bermuda Geography 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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