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    Sweden Geography - 1991

      Total area: 449,964 km2
      land area: 410,928 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than California

      Land boundaries: 2,205 km total
      Finland 586 km, Norway 1,619 km

      Coastline: 3,218 km

      Maritime claims: Continental shelf: 200 m (depth) 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: arable land 7%; permanent crops 0%; meadows and pastures 2%; forest and woodland 64%; other 27%; includes irrigated NEGL%

      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 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Sweden Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sweden Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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