Low-tide elevation

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Low-tide elevation is a naturally formed area of land which is above water and surrounded by water at low tide but submerged at high tide.[1] It may be a mudflat or reef.

Legal status[edit]

Low tide elevations may be used as basepoints for the calculation of maritime zones unless they lie at a distance exceeding the breadth of the territorial sea (12-miles) from the nearest mainland or island,


  1. ^ United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Article 13 PART II

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