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    Bulgaria Geography 1997

      Location Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Romania and Turkey

      Geographic coordinates 43 00 N, 25 00 E

      Map references Europe

      total : 110,910 sq km
      land: 110,550 sq km
      water: 360 sq km

      Area - comparative slightly larger than Tennessee

      Land boundaries
      total: 1,808 km
      border countries: Greece 494 km, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 148 km, Romania608 km, Serbia and Montenegro 318 km (all with Serbia), Turkey 240 km

      Coastline 354 km

      Maritime claims
      contiguous zone: 24 nm
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea : 12 nm

      Climate temperate; cold, damp winters; hot, dry summers

      Terrain mostly mountains with lowlands in north and southeast

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Black Sea 0 m
      highest point: Musala 2,925 m

      Natural resources bauxite, copper, lead, zinc, coal, timber, arable land

      Land use
      arable land: 37%
      permanent crops: 2%
      permanent pastures: 16%
      forests and woodland: 35%
      other: 10% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land 12,370 sq km (1993 est.)

      Natural hazards earthquakes, landslides

      Environment - current issues air pollution from industrial emissions; rivers polluted from raw sewage,heavy metals, detergents; deforestation; forest damage from air pollution and resulting acid rain; soil contamination from heavy metals from metallurgicalplants and industrial wastes

      Environment - international agreements
      party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Sulphur85, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Endangered Species, EnvironmentalModification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone LayerProtection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified : Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds,Antarctic-Environmental Protocol

      Geography - note strategic location near Turkish Straits; controls key land routes fromEurope to Middle East and Asia

      NOTE: The information regarding Bulgaria on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bulgaria Geography 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bulgaria Geography 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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