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    Slovakia Geography 1997

      Location Central Europe, south of Poland

      Geographic coordinates 48 40 N, 19 30 E

      Map references Europe

      total: 48,845 sq km
      land: 48,800 sq km
      water: 45 sq km

      Area - comparative about twice the size of New Hampshire

      Land boundaries
      total: 1,355 km
      border countries: Austria 91 km, Czech Republic 215 km, Hungary 515 km, Poland 444 km,Ukraine 90 km

      Coastline 0 km (landlocked)

      Maritime claims none (landlocked)

      Climate temperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters

      Terrain rugged mountains in the central and northern part and lowlands in thesouth

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Bodrok River 94 m
      highest point: Gerlachovka 2,655 m

      Natural resources brown coal and lignite; small amounts of iron ore, copper and manganeseore; salt

      Land use
      arable land: 31%
      permanent crops : 3%
      permanent pastures: 17%
      forests and woodland: 41%
      other: 8% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land 800 sq km (1993 est.)

      Natural hazards NA

      Environment - current issues air pollution from metallurgical plants presents human health risks;acid rain damaging forests

      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, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol

      Geography - note landlocked

      NOTE: The information regarding Slovakia 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 Slovakia Geography 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Slovakia Geography 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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