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Slovenia: Geography#

Locationsouth Central Europe, Julian Alps between Austria and Croatia
Geographic Coordinates46 07 N, 14 49 E 46.116665,14.816667
Area total: 20,273 sq km
land: 20,151 sq km
water: 122 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 1,086 km
border countries: Austria 330 km, Croatia 455 km, Hungary 102 km, Italy 199 km
Coastline46.6 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Adriatic Sea 0 m
highest point: Triglav 2,864 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Triglav 2864 m; Skrlatica 2740 m; Mangart 2678 m; Visoki Rokav 2646 m; Jalovec 2645 m
According to Geonames: Triglav 2864 m; Skrlatica 2740 m; Mangrt 2678 m; Jalovec 2645 m; Razor 2601 m

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Important Mountains
Terraina short coastal strip on the Adriatic, an alpine mountain region adjacent to Italy and Austria, mixed mountains and valleys with numerous rivers to the east
Natural Hazardsflooding; earthquakes
Natural Resourcelignite coal, lead, zinc, building stone, hydropower, forests
Land Usearable land: 8.31%
permanent crops: 1.33%
other: 90.36% (2011)
ClimateMediterranean climate on the coast, continental climate with mild to hot summers and cold winters in the plateaus and valleys to the east
Irrigated Land76.04 sq km (2010)
Renewable Water Resources31.87 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesSava River polluted with domestic and industrial waste; pollution of coastal waters with heavy metals and toxic chemicals; forest damage near Koper from air pollution (originating at metallurgical and chemical plants) and resulting acid rain
Environment - international agreementsparty 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
Large CitiesLjubljana; Maribor; Celje; Kranj; Velenje
Important Cities
Geography-notedespite its small size, this eastern Alpine country controls some of Europe's major transit routes
Important Rivers