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Slovenia Geography 2017
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Slovenia Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Location:
south Central Europe, Julian Alps between Austria and Croatia

Geographic coordinates:
46 07 N, 14 49 E

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 20,273 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 20,151 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 122 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 155

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than New Jersey

Land boundaries:
total: 1,211 km
border countries (4): Austria 299 km, Croatia 600 km, Hungary 94 km, Italy 218 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
46.6 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm

Climate:
Mediterranean climate on the coast, continental climate with mild to hot summers and cold winters in the plateaus and valleys to the east

Terrain:
a short southwestern coastal strip of Karst topography on the Adriatic; an alpine mountain region lies adjacent to Italy and Austria in the north; mixed mountains and valleys with numerous rivers to the east

Elevation:
mean elevation: 492 m
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Adriatic Sea 0 m highest point: Triglav 2,864 m

Natural resources:
lignite, lead, zinc, building stone, hydropower, forests

Land use:
agricultural land: 22.8% arable land 8.4%; permanent crops 1.3%; permanent pasture 13.1%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 62.3%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 14.9% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
60 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population - distribution:
a fairly even distribution throughout most of the country, with urban areas attracting larger and denser populations; pockets in the mountainous northwest exhibit less density than elsewhere

Natural hazards:
flooding; earthquakes

Environment - current issues:
Sava River polluted with domestic and industrial waste; pollution of coastal waters with heavy metals and toxic chemicals; forest damage from urban air pollution and resulting acid rain

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

Geography - note:
despite its small size, this eastern Alpine country controls some of Europe's major transit routes


NOTE: The information regarding Slovenia on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Slovenia Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Slovenia Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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