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    Croatia Geography - 2003
    http://www.theodora.com/wfb2003/croatia/croatia_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia


      Geographic coordinates: 45 10 N, 15 30 E


      Map references: Europe


      Area: total: 56,542 sq km
      water: 128 sq km
      land: 56,414 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than West Virginia


      Land boundaries: total: 2,197 km
      border countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina 932 km, Hungary 329 km, Serbia and Montenegro (north) 241 km, Serbia and Montenegro (south) 25 km, Slovenia 670 km


      Coastline: 5,835 km (mainland 1,777 km, islands 4,058 km)


      Maritime claims: continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
      territorial sea: 12 NM


      Climate: Mediterranean and continental; continental climate predominant with hot summers and cold winters; mild winters, dry summers along coast


      Terrain: geographically diverse; flat plains along Hungarian border, low mountains and highlands near Adriatic coastline and islands


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Adriatic Sea 0 m
      highest point: Dinara 1,830 m


      Natural resources: oil, some coal, bauxite, low-grade iron ore, calcium, natural asphalt, silica, mica, clays, salt, hydropower


      Land use: arable land: 23.55%
      permanent crops: 2.24%
      other: 74.21% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 30 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: destructive earthquakes


      Environment - current issues: air pollution (from metallurgical plants) and resulting acid rain is damaging the forests; coastal pollution from industrial and domestic waste; landmine removal and reconstruction of infrastructure consequent to 1992-95 civil strife


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol


      Geography - note: controls most land routes from Western Europe to Aegean Sea and Turkish Straits


      NOTE: The information regarding Croatia 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 Croatia Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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