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    Guadeloupe Geography 1995

      Location: Caribbean, in the Caribbean Sea, 500 km southeast of Puerto Rico

      Map references: Central America and the Caribbean

      total area: 1,780 sq km
      land area: 1,760 sq km
      comparative area: 10 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 306 km

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

      International disputes: none

      Climate: subtropical tempered by trade winds; relatively high humidity

      Terrain: Basse-Terre is volcanic in origin with interior mountains; Grand-Terre is low limestone formation

      Natural resources: cultivable land, beaches and climate that foster tourism

      Land use:
      arable land: 18%
      permanent crops: 5%
      meadows and pastures: 13%
      forest and woodland: 40%
      other: 24%

      Irrigated land: 30 sq km (1989 est.)

      current issues: NA
      natural hazards: subject to hurricanes (June to October); La Soufriere is an active volcano
      international agreements: NA

      NOTE: The information regarding Guadeloupe on this page is re-published from the 1995 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guadeloupe Geography 1995 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guadeloupe Geography 1995 should be addressed to the CIA.

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