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    Bosnia and Herzegovina Geography - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/bosnia_and_herzegovina/bosnia_and_herzegovina_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2006 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
      land: 51,129 sq km
      water: 0 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:
      no data available

      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 ore, bauxite, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, cobalt, manganese, nickel, clay, gypsum, salt, sand, forests, hydropower

      Land use:
      arable land: 19.61%
      permanent crops: 1.89%
      other: 78.5% (2005)

      Irrigated land:
      30 sq km (2003)

      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; deforestation

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Air Pollution, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Life Conservation, 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 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bosnia and Herzegovina Geography 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bosnia and Herzegovina Geography 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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    Revised 06-Jun-06
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