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    Coral Sea Islands Geography - 2004
    http://www.immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/coral_sea_islands/coral_sea_islands_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      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
      note: includes numerous small islands and reefs scattered over a sea area of about 780,000 sq km, with the Willis Islets the most important
      water: 0 sq km
      land: less than 3 sq km

      Area - comparative:
      NA

      Land boundaries:
      0 km

      Coastline:
      3,095 km

      Maritime claims - as described in UNCLOS 1982 (see Notes and Definitions):
      territorial sea: 3 NM
      exclusive fishing zone: 200 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%
      other: 100% (mostly grass or scrub cover) (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land:
      0 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards:
      occasional tropical cyclones

      Environment - current issues:
      no permanent fresh water resources

      Geography - note:
      important nesting area for birds and turtles


      NOTE: The information regarding Coral Sea Islands on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Coral Sea Islands Geography 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Coral Sea Islands Geography 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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