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    Slovenia Geography - 2004

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

      Geographic coordinates:
      46 07 N, 14 49 E

      Map references:

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

      Area - comparative:
      slightly smaller than New Jersey

      Land boundaries:
      total: 1,334 km
      border countries: Austria 330 km, Croatia 670 km, Italy 232 km, Hungary 102 km

      46.6 km

      Maritime claims - as described in UNCLOS 1982 (see Notes and Definitions):

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

      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, mercury, uranium, silver, hydropower, forests

      Land use:
      arable land: 11.48%
      permanent crops: 2.68%
      other: 85.84% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land:
      20 sq km (1998 est.)

      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-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
      signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants

      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 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Slovenia Geography 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Slovenia Geography 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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