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    Sweden Geography - 1990

      Total area: 449,960 km2
      land area: 411,620 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than California

      Land boundaries: 2,193 km total; Finland 536 km, Norway 1,657 km

      Coastline: 3,218 km

      Maritime claims:

      Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploitation;

      Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: temperate in south with cold, cloudy winters and cool, partly cloudy summers; subarctic in north

      Terrain: mostly flat or gently rolling lowlands; mountains in west

      Natural resources: zinc, iron ore, lead, copper, silver, timber, uranium, hydropower potential

      Land use: 7% arable land; 0% permanent crops; 2% meadows and pastures; 64% forest and woodland; 27% other; includes NEGL% irrigated

      Environment: water pollution; acid rain

      Note: strategic location along Danish Straits linking Baltic and North Seas

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

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