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Slovakia Geography 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on January 12, 2011

Location:
Central Europe, south of Poland

Geographic coordinates:
48 40 N, 19 30 E

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 49,035 sq km
country comparison to the world: 130
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 48,105 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 930 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]

Area - comparative:
about twice the size of New Hampshire

Land boundaries:
total: 1,474 km
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
border countries: Austria 91 km, Czech Republic 197 km, Hungary 676 km, Poland 420 km, Ukraine 90 km

Coastline:
0 km (landlocked)
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
none (landlocked)

Climate:
temperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters
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Terrain:
rugged mountains in the central and northern part and lowlands in the south

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Bodrok River 94 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - lowest point country ranks ]
highest point: Gerlachovsky Stit 2,655 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - highest point country ranks ]

Natural resources:
brown coal and lignite; small amounts of iron ore, copper and manganese ore; salt; arable land

Land use:
arable land: 29.23%
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 2.67%
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
other: 68.1% (2005)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
1,830 sq km (2003)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Total renewable water resources:
50.1 cu km (2003)
[see also: Total renewable water resources country ranks ]

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):
total: 1.04
[see also: Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural) - total country ranks ]
per capita: 193 cu m/yr (2003)
[see also: Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural) - per capita country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
NA

Environment - current issues:
air pollution from metallurgical plants presents human health risks; acid rain damaging forests

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
landlocked; most of the country is rugged and mountainous; the Tatra Mountains in the north are interspersed with many scenic lakes and valleys


NOTE: The information regarding Slovakia on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Slovakia Geography 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Slovakia Geography 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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