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Islands of Saudi Arabia

Farasan al Kabir     [68]
   Group: Archipelago: Farasan Islands
   Country: Saudi Arabia   Region: Red Sea
Lat: 16.75º N   Long : 41.97º E
Area: 394.7 sq. km   Altitude: 75 m
Shoreline: 201.0 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.5092
Depth to nearest land: <200 m
Nearest island: 2 km   group: 45 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 45 km    Isolation Index: 15
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 7  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 394.7 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 24/10/90

Sajid     [67]
   Group: Archipelago: Farasan Islands
   Country: Saudi Arabia   Region: Red Sea
Lat: 16.87º N   Long : 41.92º E
Area: 156.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 82.7 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.5301
Depth to nearest land: <200 m
Nearest island: 2 km   group: 50 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 50 km    Isolation Index: 16
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 7  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 156.0 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 24/10/90

Sinafir     [1939]
   Group:
   Country: Saudi Arabia   Region: Red Sea
Lat: 27.92º N   Long : 34.67º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Depth to nearest land: <100 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 3 km   group: 7 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 7 km    Isolation Index: 7
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 16%   Human Threat Indicator: 1
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 9800 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 5
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 6
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 01/08/90

Tiran     [1938]
   Group:
   Country: Saudi Arabia   Region: Red Sea
Lat: 27.97º N   Long : 34.58º E
Area: 0.0 sq. km   Altitude: 525 m
Depth to nearest land: <100 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 3 km   group: 6 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 6 km    Isolation Index: 7
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 16%   Human Threat Indicator: 1
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 9800 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 5
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 6
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 01/08/90

Zufaf     [1102]
   Group: Archipelago: Farasan Islands
   Country: Saudi Arabia   Region: Red Sea
Lat: 16.72º N   Long : 41.77º E
Area: 33.2 sq. km   Altitude: 115 m
Shoreline: 33.2 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 1.0000
Depth to nearest land: <200 m
Nearest island: 7 km   group: 7 km
Nearest continent: Asia    Distance: 75 km    Isolation Index: 14
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 7  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 33.2 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 24/10/90

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