Bassas da India

Bassas da India Geography Stats


  • 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 > Total: Total 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.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • 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 hazards: Potential natural disasters.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Population density: People per square kilometre, in 1999. At this time the world average was 14.42.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative about one-third the size of The Mall in Washington, DC 2011
Area > Comparative to US places about one-third the size of The Mall in Washington, DC 2006
Area > Land 0.2 sq km 2006 20th out of 20
Area > Total 0.2 sq km 2006 18th out of 18
Climate tropical 2011
Coastline 35.2 km 2011 202nd out of 225
Elevation extremes > Highest point unnamed location 2.4 m 2006
Geographic coordinates 21 30 S, 39 50 E 2006
Location Southern Africa, islands in the southern Mozambique Channel, about one-half of the way from Madagascar to Mozambique 2006
Maritime claims > Exclusive economic zone 200 nautical mile 2006 3rd out of 16
Maritime claims > Territorial sea 12 nautical mile 2006 3rd out of 17
Natural hazards maritime hazard since it is usually under water during high tide and surrounded by reefs; subject to periodic cyclones 2006
Natural resources none 2006
Population density 0.0 1999 252nd out of 255
Terrain volcanic rock 2006

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Heal The World Foundation.



Bassas da India Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 4

Bassas da India categories

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Geography Military
  • Bassas da India ranked last for area > total amongst Hot countries in 2006.
  • Bassas da India ranked 71 places from the bottom for coastline globally in 2011.
  • Bassas da India has ranked in the top 35 for land use > other since 1998.


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Posted on 11 Feb 2010

David Horn

David Horn

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