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Slovakia Geography 2017
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Slovakia Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Location:
Central Europe, south of Poland

Geographic coordinates:
48 40 N, 19 30 E

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 49,035 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 48,105 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 930 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 131

Area - comparative:
about twice the size of New Hampshire

Land boundaries:
total: 1,611 km
border countries (5): Austria 105 km, Czech Republic 241 km, Hungary 627 km, Poland 541 km, Ukraine 97 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
0 km (landlocked)
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
none (landlocked)

Climate:
temperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters

Terrain:
rugged mountains in the central and northern part and lowlands in the south

Elevation:
mean elevation: 458 m
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Bodrok River 94 m highest point: Gerlachovsky Stit 2,655 m

Natural resources:
lignite, small amounts of iron ore, copper and manganese ore; salt; arable land

Land use:
agricultural land: 40.1% arable land 28.9%; permanent crops 0.4%; permanent pasture 10.8%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 40.2%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 19.7% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
869 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population - distribution:
a fairly even distribution throughout most of the country; slightly larger concentration in the west in proximity to the Czech border

Natural hazards:
NA

Environment - current issues:
air pollution from metallurgical plants presents human health risks; acid rain damaging forests

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
landlocked; most of the country is rugged and mountainous; the Tatra Mountains in the north are interspersed with many scenic lakes and valleys


NOTE: The information regarding Slovakia on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Slovakia Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Slovakia Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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