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    Corea del Sur Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 37 00 N, 127 30 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Asia

      total: 98,480 sq km
      land: 98,190 sq km
      water: 290 sq km

      Area - comparativo: slightly larger than Indiana

      total: 238 km
      border countries: North Korea 238 km

      Costa: 2,413 km

      Demandas Mar�timas:
      contiguous zone: 24 nm
      continental shelf: not specified
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm; between 3 nm and 12 nm in the Korea Strait

      Clima: temperate, with rainfall heavier in summer than winter

      Terreno: mostly hills and mountains; wide coastal plains in west and south

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Sea of Japan 0 m
      highest point: Halla-san 1,950 m

      Recursos Naturales: coal, tungsten, graphite, molybdenum, lead, hydropower potential

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 19%
      permanent crops: 2%
      permanent pastures: 1%
      forests and woodland: 65%
      other: 13% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 13,350 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: occasional typhoons bring high winds and floods; low-level seismic activity common in southwest

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: air pollution in large cities; water pollution from the discharge of sewage and industrial effluents; drift net fishing

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol

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