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    Bosnia y Herzegovina Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Croatia

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 44 00 N, 18 00 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Europe

      total: 51,129 sq km
      land: 51,129 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparativo: slightly smaller than West Virginia

      total: 1,459 km
      border countries: Croatia 932 km, Serbia and Montenegro 527 km (312 km with Serbia, 215 km with Montenegro)

      Costa: 20 km

      Demandas Mar�timas: NA

      Clima: hot summers and cold winters; areas of high elevation have short, cool summers and long, severe winters; mild, rainy winters along coast

      Terreno: mountains and valleys

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Adriatic Sea 0 m
      highest point: Maglic 2,386 m

      Recursos Naturales: coal, iron, bauxite, manganese, forests, copper, chromium, lead, zinc, hydropower

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 14%
      permanent crops: 5%
      permanent pastures: 20%
      forests and woodland: 39%
      other: 22% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 20 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: destructive earthquakes

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: air pollution from metallurgical plants; sites for disposing of urban waste are limited; widespread casualties, water shortages, and destruction of infrastructure because of the 1992-95 civil strife

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Air Pollution, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Nota - geograf�a: within Bosnia and Herzegovina's recognized borders, the country is divided into a joint Bosniak/Croat Federation (about 51% of the territory) and the Bosnian Serb-led Republika Srpska [RS] (about 49% of the territory); the region called Herzegovina is contiguous to Croatia and traditionally has been settled by an ethnic Croat majority

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