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    Pap�a Nueva Guinea Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Southeastern Asia, group of islands including the eastern half of the island of New Guinea between the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, east of Indonesia

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 6 00 S, 147 00 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Oceania

      total: 462,840 sq km
      land: 452,860 sq km
      water: 9,980 sq km

      Area - comparativo: slightly larger than California

      total: 820 km
      border countries: Indonesia 820 km

      Costa: 5,152 km

      Demandas Mar�timas: measured from claimed archipelagic baselines
      continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
      exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Clima: tropical; northwest monsoon (December to March), southeast monsoon (May to October); slight seasonal temperature variation

      Terreno: mostly mountains with coastal lowlands and rolling foothills

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Mount Wilhelm 4,509 m

      Recursos Naturales: gold, copper, silver, natural gas, timber, oil, fisheries

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 0.1%
      permanent crops: 1%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 92.9%
      other: 6% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: NA sq km

      Peligros Naturales: active volcanism; situated along the Pacific "Rim of Fire"; the country is subject to frequent and sometimes severe earthquakes; mud slides; tsunamis

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: rain forest subject to deforestation as a result of growing commercial demand for tropical timber; pollution from mining projects; severe drought

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, 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
      signed, but not ratified: Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol

      Nota - geograf�a: shares island of New Guinea with Indonesia; one of world's largest swamps along southwest coast

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