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Juan de Nova Island Geography
Location:
Southern Africa, island in the Mozambique Channel, about one-third of the way between Madagascar and Mozambique
Geographic coordinates:
17 03 S, 42 45 E
Map references:
africa
Area:
total: 4.4 sq km
water: 0 sq km
land: 4.4 sq km
Area - comparative:
about seven times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Land boundaries:
0 km
Coastline:
24.1 km
Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Climate:
tropical
Terrain:
low and flat
Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
highest point: unnamed location 10 m
Natural resources:
guano deposits and other fertilizers
Land use:
arable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (90% forest) (2001)
Irrigated land:
0 sq km (1998 est.)
Natural hazards:
periodic cyclones
Environment - current issues:
NA
Geography - note:
wildlife sanctuary
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