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    Costa de Marfil Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Ghana and Liberia

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 8 00 N, 5 00 W

      Referencias en el mapa: Africa

      total: 322,460 sq km
      land: 318,000 sq km
      water: 4,460 sq km

      Area - comparativo: slightly larger than New Mexico

      total: 3,110 km
      border countries: Burkina Faso 584 km, Ghana 668 km, Guinea 610 km, Liberia 716 km, Mali 532 km

      Costa: 515 km

      Demandas Mar�timas:
      continental shelf: 200 nm
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Clima: tropical along coast, semiarid in far north; three seasons - warm and dry (November to March), hot and dry (March to May), hot and wet (June to October)

      Terreno: mostly flat to undulating plains; mountains in northwest

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Gulf of Guinea 0 m
      highest point: Mont Nimba 1,752 m

      Recursos Naturales: petroleum, diamonds, manganese, iron ore, cobalt, bauxite, copper, hydropower

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 8%
      permanent crops: 4%
      permanent pastures: 41%
      forests and woodland: 22%
      other: 25% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 680 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: coast has heavy surf and no natural harbors; during the rainy season torrential flooding is possible

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: deforestation (most of the country's forests - once the largest in West Africa - have been cleared by the timber industry); water pollution from sewage and industrial and agricultural effluents

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

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