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    Bosnia and Herzegovina Geography - 2003
    http://www.theodora.com/wfb2003/bosnia_and_herzegovina/bosnia_and_herzegovina_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Croatia


      Geographic coordinates: 44 00 N, 18 00 E


      Map references: Europe


      Area: total: 51,129 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 51,129 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than West Virginia


      Land boundaries: total: 1,459 km
      border countries: Croatia 932 km, Serbia and Montenegro 527 km


      Coastline: 20 km


      Maritime claims: NA


      Climate: hot summers and cold winters; areas of high elevation have short, cool summers and long, severe winters; mild, rainy winters along coast


      Terrain: mountains and valleys


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Adriatic Sea 0 m
      highest point: Maglic 2,386 m


      Natural resources: coal, iron, bauxite, manganese, forests, copper, chromium, lead, zinc, hydropower


      Land use: arable land: 9.8%
      permanent crops: 2.94%
      other: 87.26% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 20 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: destructive earthquakes


      Environment - current issues: air pollution from metallurgical plants; sites for disposing of urban waste are limited; water shortages and destruction of infrastructure because of the 1992-95 civil strife


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Air Pollution, Climate Change, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements


      Geography - note: within Bosnia and Herzegovina's recognized borders, the country is divided into a joint Bosniak/Croat Federation (about 51% of the territory) and the Bosnian Serb-led Republika Srpska or RS (about 49% of the territory); the region called Herzegovina is contiguous to Croatia and Serbia and Montenegro (Montenegro), and traditionally has been settled by an ethnic Croat majority in the west and an ethnic Serb majority in the east


      NOTE: The information regarding Bosnia and Herzegovina on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bosnia and Herzegovina Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.



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