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Slovakia: Geography#

LocationCentral Europe, south of Poland
Geographic Coordinates48 40 N, 19 30 E 48.666668,19.5
Area total: 49,035 sq km
land: 48,105 sq km
water: 930 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: 49035
DBpedia: 49034
Geoname: 48845
Infoplease: 48845
Britannica: 49034
Wolfram: 49035

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Land boundariestotal: 1,474 km
border countries: Austria 91 km, Czech Republic 197 km, Hungary 676 km, Poland 420 km, Ukraine 90 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Bodrok River 94 m
highest point: Gerlachovsky Stit 2,655 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Gerlachovský štít 2655 m; Lomnický štít 2633 m; Kriván 2495 m; Slavkovský štít 2452 m; Vychodna Vysoka 2428 m
According to Geonames: Gerlach 2655 m; Lomnica 2632 m; Lodowy Szczyt 2627 m; Durny Szczyt 2621 m; Kiezmarski Szczyt 2556 m

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Terrainrugged mountains in the central and northern part and lowlands in the south
Natural HazardsNA
Natural Resourcebrown coal and lignite; small amounts of iron ore, copper and manganese ore; salt; arable land
Land Usearable land: 28.36%
permanent crops: 0.41%
other: 71.22% (2011)
Climatetemperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters
Irrigated Land1,720 sq km (2007)
Renewable Water Resources50.1 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesair pollution from metallurgical plants presents human health risks; acid rain damaging forests
Environment - international agreementsparty 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
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Bratislava; Kosice; Presov; Zilina; Banska Bystrica
According to Geonames: Bratislava; Košice; Prešov; Nitra; Žilina

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Important Cities
Geography-notelandlocked; most of the country is rugged and mountainous; the Tatra Mountains in the north are interspersed with many scenic lakes and valleys
Important Rivers