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    Portugal Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Southwestern Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 39 30 N, 8 00 W

      Referencias en el mapa: Europe

      Area:
      total: 92,391 sq km
      land: 91,951 sq km
      water: 440 sq km
      note: includes Azores and Madeira Islands

      Area - comparativo: slightly smaller than Indiana

      Fronteras:
      total: 1,214 km
      border countries: Spain 1,214 km

      Costa: 1,793 km

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

      Clima: maritime temperate; cool and rainy in north, warmer and drier in south

      Terreno: mountainous north of the Tagus River, rolling plains in south

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Ponta do Pico (Pico or Pico Alto) on Ilha do Pico in the Azores 2,351 m

      Recursos Naturales: fish, forests (cork), tungsten, iron ore, uranium ore, marble, arable land, hydro power

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 26%
      permanent crops: 9%
      permanent pastures: 9%
      forests and woodland: 36%
      other: 20% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 6,300 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: Azores subject to severe earthquakes

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: soil erosion; air pollution caused by industrial and vehicle emissions; water pollution, especially in coastal areas

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

      Nota - geograf�a: Azores and Madeira Islands occupy strategic locations along western sea approaches to Strait of Gibraltar

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