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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 > Total > Per capita: Total area in square kilometers Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water > Per capita: Total water area in square kilometers Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • 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
  • Forested Land: Forested land as a proportion of total land area, estimate by FAO
  • 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.
  • Note: This entry includes miscellaneous geographic information of significance not included elsewhere.
  • Google Street View, year added: Year in which country was first covered by Google Street View.
  • Irrigated land: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water.
  • Irrigated land > Per capita: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • 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
  • Land use > Other: The percentage share of used land that is not arable or under permanent crops. This includes permanent meadows and pastures, forests and woodlands, built-on areas, roads, barren land, etc.
  • Land use > Permanent crops: The percentage share of used land on which permanent crops are grown. This is land cultivated for crops that are not replanted after each harvest like citrus, coffee, and rubber. It includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber.
  • 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 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
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 > Total > Per capita 2.52 sq km per 1,000 people 2006 6th out of 6
Area > Water 40 sq km 2006 4th out of 6
Area > Water > Per capita 91.72 sq km per 1 million peo 2006 3rd 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
Forested Land 43.9% 2000 51st out of 193
Geographic coordinates 14 40 N, 61 00 W 2006
Note the island is dominated by Mount Pelee, which on 8 May 1902 erupted and completely destroyed the city of Saint Pierre, killing 30,000 inhabitants 2006
Google Street View, year added 2,013 2014 11th out of 73
Irrigated land 70 sq km 2003 144th out of 169
Irrigated land > Per capita 0.164 sq km per 1,000 people 2003 90th out of 166
Land use > Arable land 9.09% 2005 117th out of 211
Land use > Other 80.91% 2005 156th out of 241
Land use > Permanent crops 10% 2005 31st out of 195
Location Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago 2006
Map references Central America and the Caribbean 2011
Maritime claims > Exclusive economic zone 200 nautical mile 2006 16th out of 16
Maritime claims > Territorial sea 12 nautical mile 2006 16th out of 17
Natural hazards hurricanes, flooding, and volcanic activity (an average of one major natural disaster every five years) 2006
Natural resources coastal scenery and beaches, cultivable land 2006
Population density 388.24 people per sqkm 1999 23th out of 255
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; FAO; Wikipedia: Google Street View (Coverage); Heal The World Foundation.

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Martinique Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

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