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Slovenia Geography 2008

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SOURCE: 2008 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Location:
Central Europe, eastern Alps bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Austria and Croatia

Geographic coordinates:
46 07 N, 14 49 E

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 20,273 sq km
land: 20,151 sq km
water: 122 sq km

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than New Jersey

Land boundaries:
total: 1,382 km
border countries: Austria 330 km, Croatia 670 km, Hungary 102 km, Italy 280 km

Coastline:
46.6 km

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm

Climate:
Mediterranean climate on the coast, continental climate with mild to hot summers and cold winters in the plateaus and valleys to the east

Terrain:
a short coastal strip on the Adriatic, an alpine mountain region adjacent to Italy and Austria, mixed mountains and valleys with numerous rivers to the east

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Adriatic Sea 0 m
highest point: Triglav 2,864 m

Natural resources:
lignite coal, lead, zinc, building stone, hydropower, forests

Land use:
arable land: 8.53%
permanent crops: 1.43%
other: 90.04% (2005)

Irrigated land:
30 sq km (2003)

Total renewable water resources:
32.1 cu km (2005)

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):
Total: 0.9
Per capita: 457 cu m/yr (2002)

Natural hazards:
flooding and earthquakes

Environment - current issues:
Sava River polluted with domestic and industrial waste; pollution of coastal waters with heavy metals and toxic chemicals; forest damage near Koper from air pollution (originating at metallurgical and chemical plants) and resulting acid rain

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
despite its small size, this eastern Alpine country controls some of Europe's major transit routes


NOTE: The information regarding Slovenia on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Slovenia Geography 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Slovenia Geography 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.



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