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Former French colonies: Geography stats

Definitions

  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Land per 1000: Total land area in square kilometres. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Maritime claims > Exclusive economic zone: Exclusive economic zone (EEZ) - the LOS Convention (Part V) defines the EEZ as a zone beyond and adjacent to the territorial sea in which a coastal State has: sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing the natura
  • Maritime claims > Territorial sea: territorial sea - the sovereignty of a coastal State extends beyond its land territory and internal waters to an adjacent belt of sea, described as the territorial sea in the LOS Convention (Part II); this sovereignty extends to the air space over the territorial sea as well as its underlying seabed and subsoil; every State has the right to establish the breadth of its territorial sea up to a limit not exceeding 12 nautical miles. A full and definitive definition can be found in the Law of the Sea (LOS) Convention.
  • Population density > People per sq. km: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Total area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways."
STAT FORMERLY FRENCH TOTAL FORMERLY FRENCH AVERAGE DATES
Area > Land 12.65 million sq km
7049934% of surveyed countries
505,903.32 sq km
8460 times more than average
2008
Area > Land > Per capita 53.42 sq km per 1,000 people
11% less than average
2008
Area > Land per 1000 51.77 sq km
31% more than average
2008
Area > Total 12.77 million sq km
9% of surveyed countries
510,821.16 sq km
15% less than average
2013
Area > Water 132,015 sq km
3% of surveyed countries
5,280.6 sq km
4 times less than average
2013
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 970.38
20% less than average
2011
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 943.36
25% less than average
2008
Coastline 21,253 km
2% of surveyed countries
1,118.58 km
4 times less than average
2011
Land area > Sq. km 505,533.6 sq km
34% less than average
2008
Land use > Arable land 13.46%
5% more than average
2013
Maritime claims > Exclusive economic zone 186.57 nautical mile
5% less than average
2013
Maritime claims > Territorial sea 22.84 nautical mile
30% more than average
2013
Population density > People per sq. km 73.87 people/m²
5 times less than average
2005
Surface area > Sq. km 12.77 million km²
9% of surveyed countries
510,618.4 km²
32% less than average
2005
Total area > Sq. km 510,814
37% less than average
2008

Citation

"Formerly French Geography Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/Former-French-colonies/Geography