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    Sweden Geography - 2003
    http://www.theodora.com/wfb2003/sweden/sweden_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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


      Geographic coordinates: 62 00 N, 15 00 E


      Map references: Europe


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


      Area - comparative: slightly larger than California


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


      Coastline: 3,218 km


      Maritime claims: 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)


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


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


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Baltic Sea 0 m
      highest point: Kebnekaise 2,111 m


      Natural resources: zinc, iron ore, lead, copper, silver, timber, uranium, hydropower


      Land use: arable land: 6.8%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 93.2% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 1,150 sq km (1998 est.)


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


      Environment - current issues: acid rain damage to soils and lakes; pollution of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulphur 85, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, 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: Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol


      Geography - note: strategic location along Danish Straits linking Baltic and North Seas


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

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