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    Islas Salom�n Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Papua New Guinea

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 8 00 S, 159 00 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Oceania

      total: 28,450 sq km
      land: 27,540 sq km
      water: 910 sq km

      Area - comparativo: slightly smaller than Maryland

      Fronteras: 0 km

      Costa: 5,313 km

      Demandas Mar�timas: measured from claimed archipelagic baselines
      continental shelf: 200 nm
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Clima: tropical monsoon; few extremes of temperature and weather

      Terreno: mostly rugged mountains with some low coral atolls

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Mount Makarakomburu 2,447 m

      Recursos Naturales: fish, forests, gold, bauxite, phosphates, lead, zinc, nickel

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 1%
      permanent crops: 1%
      permanent pastures: 1%
      forests and woodland: 88%
      other: 9% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: NA sq km

      Peligros Naturales: typhoons, but they are rarely destructive; geologically active region with frequent earth tremors; volcanic activity

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: deforestation; soil erosion; much of the surrounding coral reefs are dead or dying

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Environmental Modification, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol

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