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    Czechoslovakia Geography - 1990

      Total area: 127,870 km2
      land area: 125,460 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than New York State

      Land boundaries: 3,446 km total; Austria 548 km, GDR 459 km, Hungary 676 km, Poland 1,309 km, USSR 98 km, FRG 356 km

      Coastline: none--landlocked

      Maritime claims: none--landlocked

      Disputes: Nagymaros Dam dispute with Hungary

      Climate: temperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters

      Terrain: mixture of hills and mountains separated by plains and basins

      Natural resources: coal, timber, lignite, uranium, magnesite, iron ore, copper, zinc

      Land use: 40% arable land; 1% permanent crops; 13% meadows and pastures; 37% forest and woodland; 9% other; includes 1% irrigated

      Environment: infrequent earthquakes; acid rain; water pollution; air pollution

      Note: landlocked; strategically located astride some of oldest and most significant land routes in Europe; Moravian Gate is a traditional military corridor between the North European Plain and the Danube in central Europe

      NOTE: The information regarding Czechoslovakia 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 Czechoslovakia Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Czechoslovakia Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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