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Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • 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 > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • 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
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative 10 times the size of Washington, DC 2011
Area > Comparative to US places 10 times the size of Washington, DC 2006
Area > Land 1,706 sq km 2006 4th out of 20
Area > Land > Per capita 3.77 sq km per 1,000 people 2006 5th out of 7
Area > Total 1,780 sq km 2006 4th out of 18
Area > Water 74 sq km 2006 3rd out of 6
Climate subtropical tempered by trade winds; moderately high humidity 2011
Coastline 306 km 2011 145th out of 225
Elevation extremes > Highest point Soufriere 1,484 m 2006
Geographic coordinates 16 15 N, 61 35 W 2006
Land boundaries > Border countries Netherlands Antilles (Sint Maarten) 15 km 2011
Land use > Arable land 11.7% 2005 95th out of 211
Location Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Puerto Rico 2006
Natural resources cultivable land, beaches and climate that foster tourism 2006
Terrain Basse-Terre is volcanic in origin with interior mountains; Grande-Terre is low limestone formation; most of the seven other islands are volcanic in origin 2006

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008

Citation

"Guadeloupe Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Guadeloupe/Geography

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Guadeloupe Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 9 Land use 3