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    Slovakia Geography 1998

      Location Central Europe, south of Poland

      Geographic coordinates 48 40 N, 19 30 E

      Map references Europe

      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: 1,355 km
      border countries: Austria 91 km, Czech Republic 215 km, Hungary 515 km, Poland 444 km, Ukraine 90 km

      Coastline 0 km (landlocked)

      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 extremes
      lowest point: Bodrok River 94 m
      highest point: Gerlachovka 2,655 m

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

      Land use
      arable land: 31%
      permanent crops: 3%
      permanent pastures: 17%
      forests and woodland: 41%
      other: 8% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land 800 sq km (1993 est.)

      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-Sulphur 85, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: Antarctic-Environmental Protocol

      Geography - note landlocked

      NOTE: The information regarding Slovakia on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Slovakia Geography 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Slovakia Geography 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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