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    Croacia Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 45 10 N, 15 30 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Europe

      total: 56,538 sq km
      land: 56,410 sq km
      water: 128 sq km

      Area - comparativo: slightly smaller than West Virginia

      total: 2,197 km
      border countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina 932 km, Hungary 329 km, Serbia and Montenegro 266 km (241 km with Serbia; 25 km with Montenegro), Slovenia 670 km

      Costa: 5,790 km (mainland 1,778 km, islands 4,012 km)

      Demandas Mar�timas:
      continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Clima: Mediterranean and continental; continental climate predominant with hot summers and cold winters; mild winters, dry summers along coast

      Terreno: geographically diverse; flat plains along Hungarian border, low mountains and highlands near Adriatic coastline and islands

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Adriatic Sea 0 m
      highest point: Dinara 1,830 m

      Recursos Naturales: oil, some coal, bauxite, low-grade iron ore, calcium, natural asphalt, silica, mica, clays, salt, hydropower

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 21%
      permanent crops: 2%
      permanent pastures: 20%
      forests and woodland: 38%
      other: 19% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 30 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: frequent and destructive earthquakes

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: air pollution (from metallurgical plants) and resulting acid rain is damaging the forests; coastal pollution from industrial and domestic waste; widespread casualties and destruction of infrastructure in border areas affected by civil strife

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification

      Nota - geograf�a: controls most land routes from Western Europe to Aegean Sea and Turkish Straits

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