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Macedonia: Geography#

LocationSoutheastern Europe, north of Greece
Geographic Coordinates41 50 N, 22 00 E 41.833332,22.0
Area total: 25,713 sq km
land: 25,433 sq km
water: 280 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: 25713
DBpedia: 0
Geoname: 25333
Infoplease: 25333
Britannica: 25713
Wolfram: 25713

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Land boundariestotal: 766 km
border countries: Albania 151 km, Bulgaria 148 km, Greece 246 km, Kosovo 159 km, Serbia 62 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Vardar River 50 m
highest point: Golem Korab (Maja e Korabit) 2,764 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Golemi Korab 2764 m; Titov Vrv 2747 m; Pelister 2601 m; Solunska Glava 2540 m; Ljuboten 2498 m
According to Geonames: Titov Vrv 2784 m; Turcin 2702 m; Crni Kamen 2675 m; Celepinski Vrv 2554 m; Солунска Глава 2538 m

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Important Mountains
Terrainmountainous territory covered with deep basins and valleys; three large lakes, each divided by a frontier line; country bisected by the Vardar River
Natural Hazardshigh seismic risks
Natural Resourcelow-grade iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, manganese, nickel, tungsten, gold, silver, asbestos, gypsum, timber, arable land
Land Usearable land: 16.1%
permanent crops: 1.36%
other: 82.54% (2011)
Climatewarm, dry summers and autumns; relatively cold winters with heavy snowfall
Irrigated Land1,278 sq km (2004)
Renewable Water Resources6.4 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesair pollution from metallurgical plants
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Air Pollution, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
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: Skopje; Kumanovo; Bitola; Prilep; Tetovo
According to Geonames: Skopje; Bitola; Kumanovo; Prilep; Tetovo

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Important Cities
Geography-notelandlocked; major transportation corridor from Western and Central Europe to Aegean Sea and Southern Europe to Western Europe