Clipperton Island: Geography#

LocationMiddle America, atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, 1,120 km southwest of Mexico
Geographic Coordinates10 17 N, 109 13 W 10.283334,-109.21667
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline11.1 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Rocher Clipperton 29 m
Highest Mountains
Terraincoral atoll
Natural HazardsNA
Natural Resourcefish
Land Usearable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (all coral) (2011)
Climatetropical; humid, average temperature 20-32 degrees C, wet season (May to October)
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment - international agreementsNA
Large Cities
Geography-notethe atoll reef is approximately 12 km (7.5 mi) in circumference; an effort to colonize the atoll in the early 20th century ended in disaster and was abandoned in 1917