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    Malta Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Southern Europe, islands in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily (Italy)

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 35 50 N, 14 35 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Europe

      total: 316 sq km
      land: 316 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparativo: slightly less than twice the size of Washington, DC

      Fronteras: 0 km

      Costa: 140 km

      Demandas Mar�timas:
      contiguous zone: 24 nm
      continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
      exclusive fishing zone: 25 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Clima: Mediterranean with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers

      Terreno: mostly low, rocky, flat to dissected plains; many coastal cliffs

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Ta'Dmejrek 253 m (near Dingli)

      Recursos Naturales: limestone, salt, arable land

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 38%
      permanent crops: 3%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 59% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 10 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: NA

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: very limited natural fresh water resources; increasing reliance on desalination

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Air Pollution, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Biodiversity, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol

      Nota - geograf�a: the country comprises an archipelago, with only the three largest islands (Malta, Ghawdex or Gozo, and Kemmuna or Comino) being inhabited; numerous bays provide good harbors

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