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    Swazilandia Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Southern Africa, between Mozambique and South Africa

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 26 30 S, 31 30 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Africa

      Area:
      total: 17,363 sq km
      land: 17,203 sq km
      water: 160 sq km

      Area - comparativo: slightly smaller than New Jersey

      Fronteras:
      total: 535 km
      border countries: Mozambique 105 km, South Africa 430 km

      Costa: 0 km (landlocked)

      Demandas Mar�timas: none (landlocked)

      Clima: varies from tropical to near temperate

      Terreno: mostly mountains and hills; some moderately sloping plains

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Great Usutu River 21 m
      highest point: Emlembe 1,862 m

      Recursos Naturales: asbestos, coal, clay, cassiterite, hydropower, forests, small gold and diamond deposits, quarry stone, and talc

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 11%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 62%
      forests and woodland: 7%
      other: 20% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 670 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: NA

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: limited supplies of potable water; wildlife populations being depleted because of excessive hunting; overgrazing; soil degradation; soil erosion

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Endangered Species, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection
      signed, but not ratified: Desertification, Law of the Sea

      Nota - geograf�a: landlocked; almost completely surrounded by South Africa

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