Glorioso Islands

Glorioso Islands 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.
  • Note: This entry includes miscellaneous geographic information of significance not included elsewhere.
  • 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.
  • 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
Area > A note includes Ile Glorieuse, Ile du Lys, Verte Rocks, Wreck Rock, and South Rock 2003
Area > Comparative about eight times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC 2011
Area > Comparative to US places about eight times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC 2006
Area > Land 5 sq km 2006 12th out of 20
Area > Total 5 sq km 2006 10th out of 18
Climate tropical 2011
Coastline 35.2 km 2011 201st out of 225
Elevation extremes > Highest point unnamed location 12 m 2006
Geographic coordinates 11 30 S, 47 20 E 2006
Note the islands and rocks are surrounded by an extensive reef system 2006
Land use > Other 100% 2001 19th out of 257
Location Southern Africa, group of islands in the Indian Ocean, northwest of Madagascar 2006
Map references Africa 2011
Maritime claims > Exclusive economic zone 200 nautical mile 2006 12th out of 16
Maritime claims > Territorial sea 12 nautical mile 2006 12th out of 17
Natural hazards periodic cyclones 2006
Natural resources guano, coconuts 2006
Population density 0.0 1999 246th out of 255
Terrain low and flat 2006

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; Heal The World Foundation.



Glorioso Islands Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

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Glorioso Islands categories

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  • Glorioso Islands ranked 12 places from the bottom for area > total globally in 2006.
  • Glorioso Islands has ranked in the top 23 for land use > other since 1998.

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