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Christmas Island: Geography#

LocationSoutheastern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean, south of Indonesia
Geographic Coordinates10 30 S, 105 40 E -10.5,105.666664
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline138.9 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
highest point: Murray Hill 361 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainsteep cliffs along coast rise abruptly to central plateau
Natural Hazardsthe narrow fringing reef surrounding the island can be a maritime hazard
Natural Resourcephosphate, beaches
Land Usearable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (mainly tropical rainforest; 63% of the island is a national park) (2011)
Climatetropical with a wet season (December to April) and dry season; heat and humidity moderated by trade winds
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssuesloss of rainforest; impact of phosphate mining
Environment - international agreementsNA
Large Cities
Geography-notelocated along major sea lanes of Indian Ocean