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    Georgia Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Southwestern Asia, bordering the Black Sea, between Turkey and Russia

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 42 00 N, 43 30 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Commonwealth of Independent States

      total: 69,700 sq km
      land: 69,700 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparativo: slightly smaller than South Carolina

      total: 1,461 km
      border countries: Armenia 164 km, Azerbaijan 322 km, Russia 723 km, Turkey 252 km

      Costa: 310 km

      Demandas Mar�timas: NA

      Clima: warm and pleasant; Mediterranean-like on Black Sea coast

      Terreno: largely mountainous with Great Caucasus Mountains in the north and Lesser Caucasus Mountains in the south; Kolkhet'is Dablobi (Kolkhida Lowland) opens to the Black Sea in the west; Mtkvari River Basin in the east; good soils in river valley flood plains, foothills of Kolkhida Lowland

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Black Sea 0 m
      highest point: Mt'a Mqinvartsveri (Gora Kazbek) 5,048 m

      Recursos Naturales: forests, hydropower, manganese deposits, iron ore, copper, minor coal and oil deposits; coastal climate and soils allow for important tea and citrus growth

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 9%
      permanent crops: 4%
      permanent pastures: 25%
      forests and woodland: 34%
      other: 28% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 4,000 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: earthquakes

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: air pollution, particularly in Rust'avi; heavy pollution of Mtkvari River and the Black Sea; inadequate supplies of potable water; soil pollution from toxic chemicals

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Air Pollution, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

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