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Croatia: Geography#

LocationSoutheastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia
Geographic Coordinates45 10 N, 15 30 E 45.166668,15.5
Area total: 56,594 sq km
land: 55,974 sq km
water: 620 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 56594
DBpedia: 56594
Geoname: 56542
Infoplease: 56542
Britannica: 56954
Wolfram: 56594

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Land boundariestotal: 2,237 km
border countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina 956 km, Hungary 348 km, Montenegro 19 km, Serbia 314 km, Slovenia 600 km
Coastline5,835 km (mainland 1,777 km, islands 4,058 km)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Adriatic Sea 0 m
highest point: Dinara 1,831 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Dinara 1831 m; Sveti Juri 1762 m; Vaganski Vrh 1757 m; Sveto Brdo 1752 m; Babin Vrh 1746 m
According to Geonames: Dinara 1830 m; Jankovo Brdo 1780 m; Mali Rajinac 1699 m; Velika Duvjakusa 1698 m; Goli Vrh 1670 m

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Important Mountains
Terraingeographically diverse; flat plains along Hungarian border, low mountains and highlands near Adriatic coastline and islands
Natural Hazardsdestructive earthquakes
Natural Resourceoil, some coal, bauxite, low-grade iron ore, calcium, gypsum, natural asphalt, silica, mica, clays, salt, hydropower
Land Usearable land: 15.85%
permanent crops: 1.47%
other: 82.69% (2011)
ClimateMediterranean and continental; continental climate predominant with hot summers and cold winters; mild winters, dry summers along coast
Irrigated Land36.27 sq km (2010)
Renewable Water Resources105.5 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesair pollution (from metallurgical plants) and resulting acid rain is damaging the forests; coastal pollution from industrial and domestic waste; landmine removal and reconstruction of infrastructure consequent to 1992-95 civil strife
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Zagreb; Split; Rijeka; Osijek; Zadar
According to Geonames: Zagreb - Centar; Zagreb; Split; Rijeka; Osijek

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Important Cities
Geography-notecontrols most land routes from Western Europe to Aegean Sea and Turkish Straits; most Adriatic Sea islands lie off the coast of Croatia - some 1,200 islands, islets, ridges, and rocks
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