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 for Clipperton Island
From CIA World Factbook 2002 :

  Clipperton Island
  
     Introduction Clipperton Island
     ------------------------------
                              Background: This isolated island was named for
                                          John CLIPPERTON, a pirate who made
                                          it his hideout early in the 18th
                                          century. Annexed by France in 1855,
                                          it was seized by Mexico in 1897.
                                          Arbitration eventually awarded the
                                          island to France, which took
                                          possession in 1935.
    
     Geography Clipperton Island
     ---------------------------
                                Location: Middle America, atoll in the North
                                          Pacific Ocean, 1,120 km southwest of
                                          Mexico
                  Geographic coordinates: 10 17 N, 109 13 W
                          Map references: Political Map of the World
                                    Area: total: 7 sq km
                                          water: 0 sq km
                                          land: 7 sq km
                      Area - comparative: about 12 times the size of The Mall
                                          in Washington, DC
                         Land boundaries: 0 km
                               Coastline: 11.1 km
                         Maritime claims: exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
                                          territorial sea: 12 NM
                                 Climate: tropical; humid, average temperature
                                          20-32 degrees C, rains May-October
                                 Terrain: coral atoll
                      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
                                          highest point: Rocher Clipperton 29
                                          m
                       Natural resources: fish
                                Land use: arable land: 0%
                                          permanent crops: 0%
                                          other: 100% (all coral) (1998 est.)
                          Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1998 est.)
                         Natural hazards: NA
            Environment - current issues: NA
                        Geography - note: reef about 8 km in circumference
    
     People Clipperton Island
     ------------------------
                                      Population: uninhabited (July 2002 est.)
                          Population growth rate: NA
    
     Government Clipperton Island
     ----------------------------
                            Country name: conventional long form: none
                                          conventional short form: Clipperton
                                          Island
                                          local short form: Ile Clipperton
                                          local long form: none
                                          former: sometimes called Ile de la
                                          Passion
                       Dependency status: possession of France; administered
                                          by France from French Polynesia by a
                                          high commissioner of the Republic
                            Legal system: the laws of France, where
                                          applicable, apply
                        Flag description: the flag of France is used
    
     Economy Clipperton Island
     -------------------------
                       Economy - overview: Although 115 species of fish have
                                           been identified in the territorial
                                           waters of Clipperton Island, the
                                           only economic activity is tuna
                                           fishing.
    
    
     Transportation Clipperton Island
     --------------------------------
                                      Waterways: none
                              Ports and harbors: none; offshore anchorage only
    
     Military Clipperton Island
     --------------------------
                            Military - note: defense is the responsibility of
                                             France
    
     Transnational Issues Clipperton Island
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                                                Disputes - international: none
    
                                         
  
  

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