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    Burma Geography - 1990

      Total area: 678,500 km2
      land area: 657,740 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Texas

      Land boundaries: 5,876 km total; Bangladesh 193 km, China 2,185 km, India 1,463 km, Laos 235 km, Thailand 1,800 km

      Coastline: 1,930 km

      Maritime claims:

      Contiguous zone: 24 nm;

      Continental shelf: edge of continental margin or 200 nm;

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical monsoon; cloudy, rainy, hot, humid summers (southwest monsoon, June to September); less cloudy, scant rainfall, mild temperatures, lower humidity during winter (northeast monsoon, December to April)

      Terrain: central lowlands ringed by steep, rugged highlands

      Natural resources: crude oil, timber, tin, antimony, zinc, copper, tungsten, lead, coal, some marble, limestone, precious stones, natural gas

      Land use: 15% arable land; 1% permanent crops; 1% meadows and pastures; 49% forest and woodland; 34% other; includes 2% irrigated

      Environment: subject to destructive earthquakes and cyclones; flooding and landslides common during rainy season (June to September); deforestation

      Note: strategic location near major Indian Ocean shipping lanes

      NOTE: The information regarding Burma on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Burma Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Burma Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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