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    Rep�blica Checa Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Central Europe, southeast of Germany

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 49 45 N, 15 30 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Europe

      total: 78,866 sq km
      land: 77,276 sq km
      water: 1,590 sq km

      Area - comparativo: slightly smaller than South Carolina

      total: 1,881 km
      border countries: Austria 362 km, Germany 646 km, Poland 658 km, Slovakia 215 km

      Costa: 0 km (landlocked)

      Demandas Mar�timas: none (landlocked)

      Clima: temperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters

      Terreno: Bohemia in the west consists of rolling plains, hills, and plateaus surrounded by low mountains; Moravia in the east consists of very hilly country

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Elbe River 115 m
      highest point: Snezka 1,602 m

      Recursos Naturales: hard coal, soft coal, kaolin, clay, graphite, timber

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 41%
      permanent crops: 2%
      permanent pastures: 11%
      forests and woodland: 34%
      other: 12% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 240 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: flooding

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: air and water pollution in areas of northwest Bohemia and in northern Moravia around Ostrava present health risks; acid rain damaging forests

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Sulphur 85, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol

      Nota - geograf�a: landlocked; strategically located astride some of oldest and most significant land routes in Europe; Moravian Gate is a traditional military corridor between the North European Plain and the Danube in central Europe

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