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    Corea del Norte Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Eastern Asia, northern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Korea Bay and the Sea of Japan, between China and South Korea

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 40 00 N, 127 00 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Asia

      total: 120,540 sq km
      land: 120,410 sq km
      water: 130 sq km

      Area - comparativo: slightly smaller than Mississippi

      total: 1,673 km
      border countries: China 1,416 km, South Korea 238 km, Russia 19 km

      Costa: 2,495 km

      Demandas Mar�timas:
      territorial sea: 12 nm
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      note: military boundary line 50 nm in the Sea of Japan and the exclusive economic zone limit in the Yellow Sea where all foreign vessels and aircraft without permission are banned

      Clima: temperate with rainfall concentrated in summer

      Terreno: mostly hills and mountains separated by deep, narrow valleys; coastal plains wide in west, discontinuous in east

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Sea of Japan 0 m
      highest point: Paektu-san 2,744 m

      Recursos Naturales: coal, lead, tungsten, zinc, graphite, magnesite, iron ore, copper, gold, pyrites, salt, fluorspar, hydropower

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 14%
      permanent crops: 2%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 61%
      other: 23% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 14,600 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: late spring droughts often followed by severe flooding; occasional typhoons during the early fall

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: localized air pollution attributable to inadequate industrial controls; water pollution; inadequate supplies of potable water

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Environmental Modification, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution
      signed, but not ratified: Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Law of the Sea

      Nota - geograf�a: strategic location bordering China, South Korea, and Russia; mountainous interior is isolated and sparsely populated

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