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    Bulgaria Geography - 1989

      Total area: 110,910 km2
      land area: 110,550 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Tennessee

      Land boundaries: 1,881 km total
      Greece 494 km, Romania 608 km, Turkey 240 km, Yugoslavia 539 km

      Coastline: 354 km

      Maritime claims: @m5Extended economic zone: 200 nm
      @m5Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: Macedonia question with Greece and Yugoslavia

      Climate: temperate; cold, damp winters; hot, dry summers

      Terrain: mostly mountains with lowlands in north and south

      Natural resources: bauxite, copper, lead, zinc, coal, timber, arable land

      Land use: 34% arable land; 3% permanent crops; 18% meadows and pastures; 35% forest and woodland; 10% other; includes 11% irrigated

      Environment: subject to earthquakes, landslides; deforestation; air pollution

      Note: strategic location near Turkish Straits; controls key land routes from Europe to Middle East and Asia

      NOTE: The information regarding Bulgaria on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bulgaria Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bulgaria Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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