British Indian Ocean Territory: Geography#

Locationarchipelago in the Indian Ocean, south of India, about halfway between Africa and Indonesia
Geographic Coordinates6 00 S, 71 30 E; note - Diego Garcia 7 20 S, 72 25 E -6.0,71.5
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline698 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
highest point: unnamed location on Diego Garcia 15 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainflat and low (most areas do not exceed two meters in elevation)
Natural HazardsNA
Natural Resourcecoconuts, fish, sugarcane
Land Usearable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (2011)
Climatetropical marine; hot, humid, moderated by trade winds
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment - international agreementsNA
Large Cities
Geography-notearchipelago 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