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    Slovakia Geography - 2005

      Central Europe, south of Poland

      Geographic coordinates:
      48 40 N, 19 30 E

      Map references:

      total: 48,845 sq km
      land: 48,800 sq km
      water: 45 sq km

      Area - comparative:
      about twice the size of New Hampshire

      Land boundaries:
      total: 1,524 km
      border countries: Austria 91 km, Czech Republic 215 km, Hungary 677 km, Poland 444 km, Ukraine 97 km

      0 km (landlocked)

      Maritime claims:
      none (landlocked)

      temperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters

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

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Bodrok River 94 m
      highest point: Gerlachovsky Stit 2,655 m

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

      Land use:
      arable land: 30.16%
      permanent crops: 2.62%
      other: 67.22% (2001)

      Irrigated land:
      1,740 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards:

      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
      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 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Slovakia Geography 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Slovakia Geography 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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