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    Slovenia Geography 2001

      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: 20,253 sq km
      land: 20,253 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than New Jersey

      Land boundaries:
      total: 1,165 km
      border countries: Austria 330 km, Croatia 501 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 and Austria, 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, hydropower

      Land use:
      arable land: 12%
      permanent crops: 3%
      permanent pastures: 24%
      forests and woodland: 54%
      other: 7% (1996 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, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol

      NOTE: The information regarding Slovenia on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Slovenia Geography 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Slovenia Geography 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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