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    Yugoslavia Geography - 1990

      Total area: 255,800 km2
      land area: 255,400 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Wyoming

      Land boundaries: 2,961 km total; Albania 486 km, Austria 311 km, Bulgaria 539 km, Greece 246 km, Hungary 631 km, Italy 202 km, Romania 546 km

      Coastline: 3,935 km (including 2,414 km offshore islands)

      Maritime claims:

      Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploitation;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: Kosovo question with Albania; Macedonia question with Bulgaria and Greece

      Climate: temperate; hot, relatively dry summers with mild, rainy winters along coast; warm summer with cold winters inland

      Terrain: mostly mountains with large areas of karst topography; plain in north

      Natural resources: coal, copper, bauxite, timber, iron ore, antimony, chromium, lead, zinc, asbestos, mercury, crude oil, natural gas, nickel, uranium

      Land use: 28% arable land; 3% permanent crops; 25% meadows and pastures; 36% forest and woodland; 8% other; includes 1% irrigated

      Environment: subject to frequent and destructive earthquakes

      Note: controls the most important land routes from central and western Europe to Aegean Sea and Turkish straits

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

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