×
Mayotte

Mayotte Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • 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
  • Elevation extremes > Lowest point: This entry is derived from Geography > Elevation extremes, which includes both the highest point and the lowest point.
  • Note: This entry includes miscellaneous geographic information of significance not included elsewhere.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Map references: The name of the CIA World Factbook reference map on which a country may be found. The entry on Geographic coordinates may be helpful in finding some smaller countries.
  • 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.
  • 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 twice the size of Washington, DC 2011
Area > Land 374 sq km 2011 1st out of 4
Area > Total 374 sq km 2011 1st out of 6
Area > Water 0.0 2011 1st out of 3
Climate tropical; marine; hot, humid, rainy season during northeastern monsoon (November to May); dry season is cooler (May to November) 2011
Coastline 185.2 km 2011 156th out of 225
Elevation extremes > Highest point Mlima Benara 660 m 2011
Elevation extremes > Lowest point Indian Ocean 0 m 2010
Note part of Comoro Archipelago 2011
Location Southern Indian Ocean, island in the Mozambique Channel, about half way between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique 2011
Map references Africa 2011
Maritime claims > Exclusive economic zone 200 nautical mile 2011 2nd out of 2
Maritime claims > Territorial sea 12 nautical mile 2011 1st out of 3
Natural resources NEGL 2011
Terrain generally undulating, with deep ravines and ancient volcanic peaks 2011

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Citation

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

Contribute an insight

captcha

Was this page useful for you?