Match 106 DB Rec# - 7,558 Dataset-WOFACT Title :Heard Island and McDonald Islands Text : Heard Island and McDonald Islands Header Affiliation: (territory of Australia) Geography Location: Southern Africa, islands in the Indian Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Madagascar to Antarctica Map references: Antarctic Region Area: total area: 412 sq km land area: 412 sq km comparative area: slightly less than 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC Land boundaries: 0 km Coastline: 101.9 km Maritime claims: exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm territorial sea: 3 nm International disputes: none Climate: antarctic Terrain: Heard Island - bleak and mountainous, with a quiescent volcano; McDonald Islands - small and rocky Natural resources: none Land use: arable land: 0% permanent crops: 0% meadows and pastures: 0% forest and woodland: 0% other: 100% Irrigated land: 0 sq km Environment: current issues: NA natural hazards: Heard Island is dominated by a dormant volcano called Big Ben international agreements: NA Note: primarily used for research stations People Population: uninhabited Government Names: conventional long form: Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands conventional short form: Heard Island and McDonald Islands Digraph: HM Type: territory of Australia administered by the Ministry for Environment, Sport, and Territories Capital: none; administered from Canberra, Australia Independence: none (territory of Australia) Economy Overview: no economic activity Transportation Ports: none; offshore anchorage only Defense Forces Note: defense is the responsibility of Australia
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