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World > North America > Saint Barthelemy > Geography (Facts)

Saint Barthelemy - Geography (Facts)
Location: located approximately 125 miles northwest of Guadeloupe
Geographic coordinates: 17 90 N, 62 85 W
Map references: Central America and the Caribbean
Area: 21 sq km
Area - comparative: less than an eighth of the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries: 0 km
Climate: tropical, with practically no variation in temperature; has two seasons (dry and humid)
Terrain: hilly, almost completely surrounded by shallow-water reefs, with 20 beaches
Elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Ocean 0 m
highest point: Morne du Vitet 286 m
Natural resources: has few natural resouces, its beaches being the most important
Environment - current issues: with no natural rivers or streams, fresh water is in short supply, especially in summer, and provided by desalinization of sea water, collection of rain water, or imported via water tanker


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