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Martinique

Martinique 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.
  • Irrigated land: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water.
  • 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 slightly more than six times the size of Washington, DC 2011
Area > Comparative to US places slightly more than six times the size of Washington, DC 2006
Area > Land 1,060 sq km 2006 5th out of 20
Area > Land > Per capita 2.43 sq km per 1,000 people 2006 7th out of 7
Area > Total 1,100 sq km 2006 5th out of 18
Area > Water 40 sq km 2006 4th out of 6
Climate tropical; moderated by trade winds; rainy season (June to October); vulnerable to devastating cyclones (hurricanes) every eight years on average; average temperature 17.3 degrees C; humid 2011
Coastline 350 km 2011 139th out of 225
Elevation extremes > Highest point Montagne Pelee 1,397 m 2006
Geographic coordinates 14 40 N, 61 00 W 2006
Irrigated land 70 sq km 2003 144th out of 169
Land use > Arable land 9.09% 2005 117th out of 211
Location Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago 2006
Natural resources coastal scenery and beaches, cultivable land 2006
Terrain mountainous with indented coastline; dormant volcano 2006

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

Citation

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

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Martinique Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 8 Land use 3
  • Martinique ranked 24 places from the bottom for area > total amongst Hot countries in 2006.
  • Martinique ranked 14 places from the bottom for land use > arable land amongst Densely populated countries in 2005.
  • Martinique ranked #32 for land use > permanent crops globally in 2005.