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British Indian Ocean Territory

British Indian Ocean Territory Area Stats

Definitions

  • Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • 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).
  • Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Note: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
  • Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Water: Total water area in square kilometers
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
A note includes the entire Chagos Archipelago 2003
Comparative land area is about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC 2013
Comparative to US places land area is about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC 2008
Land 60 sq km 2006 8th out of 20
Note includes the entire Chagos Archipelago of 55 islands 2008
Total 54,400 sq km 2013 129th out of 251
Water 54,340 sq km 2013 13th out of 246

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

Citation

"British Indian Ocean Territory Area Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/British-Indian-Ocean-Territory/Geography/Area