British Indian Ocean Territory Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in British Indian Ocean Territory?

Geography - note:

archipelago of 55 islands; Diego Garcia, largest and southernmost island, occupies strategic location in central Indian Ocean; island is site of joint US-UK military facility

Climate:

tropical marine; hot, humid, moderated by trade winds

British Indian Ocean Territory Use of Natural Resources

British Indian Ocean Territory Environment

Climate:

tropical marine; hot, humid, moderated by trade winds

Terrain:

flat and low (most areas do not exceed four meters in elevation)

Natural Resources:

coconuts, fish, sugarcane

Natural Hazards:

NA

Environmental Issues:

NA

British Indian Ocean Territory Geography

Geographic Location Political Map of the World
Total Area 21,004 Square Miles
54,400 Square Kilometers
Land Area 23 Square Miles
60 Square Kilometers
Water Area 20,981 Square Miles
54,340 Square Kilometers
Coastline 434 Miles
698 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 6 00 S, 71 30 E
Terrain flat and low (most areas do not exceed four meters in elevation)
Highest Point 15 Meters
Highest Point Location unnamed location on Diego Garcia 15 m
Lowest Point Location Indian Ocean 0 m
Natural Resources coconuts, fish, sugarcane
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