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    Slovenia Geography 1998

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

      Geographic coordinates 46 00 N, 15 00 E

      Map references Europe

      total: 20,256 sq km
      land: 20,256 sq km
      water: 0 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

      Coastline 46.6 km

      Maritime claims NA

      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, mixed mountain 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

      Land use
      arable land: 12%
      permanent crops: 3%
      permanent pastures: 28%
      forests and woodland: 51%
      other: 6% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land 20 sq km (1993 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, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Sulphur 94

      NOTE: The information regarding Slovenia 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 Slovenia Geography 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Slovenia Geography 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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