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    Suecia Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 62 00 N, 15 00 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Europe

      total: 449,964 sq km
      land: 410,934 sq km
      water: 39,030 sq km

      Area - comparativo: slightly larger than California

      total: 2,205 km
      border countries: Finland 586 km, Norway 1,619 km

      Costa: 3,218 km

      Demandas Mar�timas:
      continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
      exclusive economic zone: agreed boundaries or midlines
      territorial sea: 12 nm (adjustments made to return a portion of straits to high seas)

      Clima: temperate in south with cold, cloudy winters and cool, partly cloudy summers; subarctic in north

      Terreno: mostly flat or gently rolling lowlands; mountains in west

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Baltic Sea 0 m
      highest point: Kebnekaise 2,111 m

      Recursos Naturales: zinc, iron ore, lead, copper, silver, timber, uranium, hydropower

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 7%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 1%
      forests and woodland: 68%
      other: 24% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 1,150 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: ice floes in the surrounding waters, especially in the Gulf of Bothnia, can interfere with maritime traffic

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: acid rain damaging soils and lakes; pollution of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Sulphur 85, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, 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, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol

      Nota - geograf�a: strategic location along Danish Straits linking Baltic and North Seas

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