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Cayman Islands: Geography#

LocationCaribbean, three-island group (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman) in Caribbean Sea, 240 km south of Cuba and 268 km northwest of Jamaica
Geographic Coordinates19 30 N, 80 30 W 19.5,-80.5
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline160 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
highest point: The Bluff on Cayman Brac 43 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainlow-lying limestone base surrounded by coral reefs
Natural Hazardshurricanes (July to November)
Natural Resourcefish, climate and beaches that foster tourism
Land Usearable land: 0.83%
permanent crops: 2.08%
other: 97.08% (2011)
Climatetropical marine; warm, rainy summers (May to October) and cool, relatively dry winters (November to April)
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssuesno natural freshwater resources; drinking water supplies must be met by rainwater catchments
Environment - international agreementsNA
Large Cities
Geography-noteimportant location between Cuba and Central America