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    Malasia Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Southeastern Asia, peninsula and northern one-third of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia and the South China Sea, south of Vietnam

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 2 30 N, 112 30 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Southeast Asia

      total: 329,750 sq km
      land: 328,550 sq km
      water: 1,200 sq km

      Area - comparativo: slightly larger than New Mexico

      total: 2,669 km
      border countries: Brunei 381 km, Indonesia 1,782 km, Thailand 506 km

      Costa: 4,675 km (Peninsular Malaysia 2,068 km, East Malaysia 2,607 km)

      Demandas Mar�timas:
      continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation; specified boundary in the South China Sea
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Clima: tropical; annual southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February) monsoons

      Terreno: coastal plains rising to hills and mountains

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Gunung Kinabalu 4,100 m

      Recursos Naturales: tin, petroleum, timber, copper, iron ore, natural gas, bauxite

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 3%
      permanent crops: 12%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 68%
      other: 17% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 2,941 sq km (1998 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: flooding, landslides

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: air pollution from industrial and vehicular emissions; water pollution from raw sewage; deforestation; smoke/haze from Indonesian forest fires

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

      Nota - geograf�a: strategic location along Strait of Malacca and southern South China Sea

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