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    Bhut�n Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Southern Asia, between China and India

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 27 30 N, 90 30 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Asia

      total: 47,000 sq km
      land: 47,000 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparativo: about half the size of Indiana

      total: 1,075 km
      border countries: China 470 km, India 605 km

      Costa: 0 km (landlocked)

      Demandas Mar�timas: none (landlocked)

      Clima: varies; tropical in southern plains; cool winters and hot summers in central valleys; severe winters and cool summers in Himalayas

      Terreno: mostly mountainous with some fertile valleys and savanna

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Drangme Chhu 97 m
      highest point: Kula Kangri 7,553 m

      Recursos Naturales: timber, hydropower, gypsum, calcium carbide

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 2%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 6%
      forests and woodland: 66%
      other: 26% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 340 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: violent storms coming down from the Himalayas are the source of the country's name which translates as Land of the Thunder Dragon; frequent landslides during the rainy season

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: soil erosion; limited access to potable water

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Nuclear Test Ban
      signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea

      Nota - geograf�a: landlocked; strategic location between China and India; controls several key Himalayan mountain passes

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