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  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
  • Maritime claims > Territorial sea: territorial sea - the sovereignty of a coastal State extends beyond its land territory and internal waters to an adjacent belt of sea, described as the territorial sea in the LOS Convention (Part II); this sovereignty extends to the air space over the territorial sea as well as its underlying seabed and subsoil; every State has the right to establish the breadth of its territorial sea up to a limit not exceeding 12 nautical miles. A full and definitive definition can be found in the Law of the Sea (LOS) Convention.
  • Natural hazards: Potential natural disasters.
  • Elevation extremes > Lowest point: This entry is derived from Geography > Elevation extremes, which includes both the highest point and the lowest point.
  • Irrigated land: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water.
  • Population density > People per sq. km: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Map references: The name of the CIA World Factbook reference map on which a country may be found. The entry on Geographic coordinates may be helpful in finding some smaller countries.
  • Land use > Other: The percentage share of used land that is not arable or under permanent crops. This includes permanent meadows and pastures, forests and woodlands, built-on areas, roads, barren land, etc.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Rural population density > Rural population per sq. km of arable land: Rural population density is the rural population divided by the arable land area. Rural population is calculated as the difference between the total population and the urban population. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.
  • Land use > Permanent crops: The percentage share of used land on which permanent crops are grown. This is land cultivated for crops that are not replanted after each harvest like citrus, coffee, and rubber. It includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber.
  • Population density: People per square kilometre, in 1999. At this time the world average was 14.42.
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Precipitation: Average Annual Precipitation in Largest City (mm, 1931-1960)
  • Capital city with population: Capital cities including most recent population (estimates included). Populations are figures only within the city limits, unless otherwise specified. All populations are from 2001 t0 2005 unless otherwise specified.
  • Area > Land per 1000: Total land area in square kilometres. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Largest city with population: Largest cities including most recent population (estimates included). Populations are figures only within the city limits, unless otherwise specified. All populations are from 2001 t0 2005 unless otherwise specified.
  • Environment > Current issues: This entry lists the most pressing and important environmental problems. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry:
    Acidification - the lowering of soil and water pH due to acid precipitation and deposition usually through precipitation; this process disrupts ecosystem nutrient flows and may kill freshwater fish and plants dependent on more neutral or alkaline conditions (see acid rain).
    Acid rain - characterized as containing harmful levels of sulfur dioxide or nitrogen oxide; acid rain is damaging and potentially deadly to the earth's fragile ecosystems; acidity is measured using the pH scale where 7 is neutral, values greater than 7 are considered alkaline, and values below 5.6 are considered acid precipitation; note - a pH of 2.4 (the acidity of vinegar) has been measured in rainfall in New England.
    Aerosol - a collection of airborne particles dispersed in a gas, smoke, or fog.
    Afforestation - converting a bare or agricultural space by planting trees and plants; reforestation involves replanting trees on areas that have been cut or destroyed by fire.
    Asbestos - a naturally occurring soft fibrous mineral commonly used in fireproofing materials and considered to be highly carcinogenic in particulate form.
    Biodiversity - also biological diversity; the relative number of species, diverse in form and function, at the genetic, organism, community, and ecosystem level; loss of biodiversity reduces an ecosystem's ability to recover from natural or man-induced disruption.
    Bio-indicators - a plant or animal species whose presence, abundance, and health reveal the general condition of its habitat.
    Biomass - the total weight or volume of living matter in a given area or volume.
    Carbon cycle - the term used to describe the exchange of carbon (in various forms, e.g., as carbon dioxide) between the atmosphere, ocean, terrestrial biosphere, and geological deposits.
    Catchments - assemblages used to capture and retain rainwater and runoff; an important water management technique in areas with limited freshwater resources, such as Gibraltar.
    DDT (dichloro-diphenyl-trichloro-ethane) - a colorless, odorless insecticide that has toxic effects on most animals; the use of DDT was banned in the US in 1972.
    Defoliants - chemicals which cause plants to lose their leaves artificially; often used in agricultural practices for weed control, and may have detrimental impacts on human and ecosystem health.
    Deforestation - ...
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  • Capital: Country capital.
  • Environment > International agreements > Party to: This entry is derived from Geography > Environment > International agreements, which separates country participation in international environmental agreements into two levels - party to and signed, but not ratified. Agreements are listed in alphabetical order by the abbreviated form of the full name.
  • Total area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways."
  • Irrigated land per million: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Forest area > Sq. km: Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens."
  • Land area > Sq. km > Per capita: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes." Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Note: This entry includes miscellaneous geographic information of significance not included elsewhere.
  • Irrigated land > Per capita: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Coastline per 1000: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Area > Total per 1000: Total area in square kilometers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area: Road density (km of road per 100 sq. km of land area). Road density is the ratio of the length of the country's total road network to the country's land area. The road network includes all roads in the country: motorways, highways, main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and other urban and rural roads.
  • Surface area > Sq. km per 1000: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Marine Coastline: Length of each country's coastline in kilometers.
  • Northernmost point latitude: Latitude.

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  • Area > Water per 1000: Total water area in square kilometers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Environment > International agreements > Signed, but not ratified: This entry is derived from Geography > Environment > International agreements, which separates country participation in international environmental agreements into two levels - party to and signed, but not ratified. Agreements are listed in alphabetical order by the abbreviated form of the full name.
  • Area > Water > Per capita: Total water area in square kilometers Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Forested Land: Forested land as a proportion of total land area, estimate by FAO
  • Surface area > Sq. km > Per capita: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total > Per capita: Total area in square kilometers Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total per million people: This entry provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Continent or sub continent: Within Continent / Subcontinent.

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  • Highest town: Name of country’s highest permanent settlement, which is occupied year-round.
  • Agricultural land > % of land area: Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.
  • Border to area ratio: The ratio of a country's land border to its surface area.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total: This entry is derived from Geography > Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural , which provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal.
  • Low-lying areas > Elevation under 5 metres > % of land area: Land area where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total land area). Land area below 5m is the percentage of total land where the elevation is 5 meters or less.
  • Arable land > % of land area: Arable land (% of land area). Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.
  • Forest area > % of land area: Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens."
  • Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area: Terrestrial and marine protected areas (% of total territorial area). Terrestrial protected areas are totally or partially protected areas of at least 1,000 hectares that are designated by national authorities as scientific reserves with limited public access, national parks, natural monuments, nature reserves or wildlife sanctuaries, protected landscapes, and areas managed mainly for sustainable use. Marine protected areas are areas of intertidal or subtidal terrain--and overlying water and associated flora and fauna and historical and cultural features--that have been reserved by law or other effective means to protect part or all of the enclosed environment. Sites protected under local or provincial law are excluded.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita: This entry provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita per million people: This entry provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Terrestrial protected areas > % of total land area: Terrestrial protected areas (% of total land area). Terrestrial protected areas are totally or partially protected areas of at least 1,000 hectares that are designated by national authorities as scientific reserves with limited public access, national parks, natural monuments, nature reserves or wildlife sanctuaries, protected landscapes, and areas managed mainly for sustainable use. Marine areas, unclassified areas, littoral (intertidal) areas, and sites protected under local or provincial law are excluded.
  • Population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters > % of total population: Population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total population). Population below 5m is the percentage of the total population living in areas where the elevation is 5 meters or less.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita: This entry is derived from Geography > Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural , which provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita per million people: This entry is derived from Geography > Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural , which provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total per million people: This entry is derived from Geography > Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural , which provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total: This entry provides the annual quantity of water in cubic kilometers removed from available sources for use in any purpose. Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream. Domestic sector use refers to water supplied by public distribution systems. Note that some of this total may be used for small industrial and/or limited agricultural purposes. Industrial sector use is the quantity of water used by self-supplied industries not connected to a public distribution system. Agricultural sector use includes water used for irrigation and livestock watering, and does not account for agriculture directly dependent on rainfall. Included are figures for total annual water withdrawal and per capita water withdrawal.
  • Northernmost point: Northernmost point.

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STAT France Turkey HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly less than the size of Texas slightly larger than Texas
Area > Land 545,630 sq km
Ranked 1st.
770,760 sq km
Ranked 37th. 41% more than France

Area > Land > Per capita 8.94 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th.
10.72 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 122nd. 20% more than France

Area > Total 643,801 sq km
Ranked 44th.
783,562 sq km
Ranked 38th. 22% more than France

Area > Water 3,374 sq km
Ranked 79th.
13,930 sq km
Ranked 37th. 4 times more than France

Climate <strong>metropolitan France: </strong>generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral<br /><strong>French Guiana:</strong> tropical; hot, humid; little seasonal temperature variation<br /><strong>Guadeloupe and Martinique:</strong> subtropical tempered by trade winds; moderately high humidity; rainy season (June to October); vulnerable to devastating cyclones (hurricanes) every eight years on average<br /><strong>Mayotte:</strong> tropical; marine; hot, humid, rainy season during northeastern monsoon (November to May); dry season is cooler (May to November)<br /><strong>Reunion:</strong> tropical, but temperature moderates with elevation; cool and dry (May to November), hot and rainy (November to April) temperate; hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters; harsher in interior
Coastline 4,853 km
Ranked 29th.
7,200 km
Ranked 19th. 48% more than France

Elevation extremes > Highest point Mont Blanc 4,807 m Mount Ararat 5,166 m
Geographic coordinates <strong>metropolitan France: </strong>46 00 N, 2 00 E<br /><strong>French Guiana:</strong> 4 00 N, 53 00 W<br /><strong>Guadeloupe:</strong> 16 15 N, 61 35 W<br /><strong>Martinique:</strong> 14 40 N, 61 00 W<br /><strong>Mayotte:</strong> 12 50 S, 45 10 E<br /><strong>Reunion:</strong> 21 06 S, 55 36 E 39 00 N, 35 00 E
Land area > Square miles 210,026 square miles
Ranked 14th.
300,948 square miles
Ranked 11th. 43% more than France
Land boundaries > Border countries Andorra 56.6 km, Belgium 620 km, Germany 451 km, Italy 488 km, Luxembourg 73 km, Monaco 4.4 km, Spain 623 km, Switzerland 573 km Armenia 268 km, Azerbaijan 9 km, Bulgaria 240 km, Georgia 252 km, Greece 206 km, Iran 499 km, Iraq 352 km, Syria 822 km
Land use > Arable land 33.45%
Ranked 20th. 28% more than Turkey
26.21%
Ranked 34th.

Location <strong>metropolitan France: </strong>Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain<br /><strong>French Guiana:</strong> Northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Brazil and Suriname<br /><strong>Guadeloupe:</strong> Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Puerto Rico<br /><strong>Martinique:</strong> Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago<br /><strong>Mayotte:</strong> Southern Indian Ocean, island in the Mozambique Channel, about half way between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique<br /><strong>Reunion:</strong> Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia (that portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe), bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria
Natural resources <strong>metropolitan France: </strong>coal, iron ore, bauxite, zinc, uranium, antimony, arsenic, potash, feldspar, fluorspar, gypsum, timber, fish<br /><strong>French Guiana:</strong> gold deposits, petroleum, kaolin, niobium, tantalum, clay coal, iron ore, copper, chromium, antimony, mercury, gold, barite, borate, celestite (strontium), emery, feldspar, limestone, magnesite, marble, perlite, pumice, pyrites (sulfur), clay, arable land, hydropower
Terrain <strong>metropolitan France: </strong>mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west; remainder is mountainous, especially Pyrenees in south, Alps in east<br /><strong>French Guiana:</strong> low-lying coastal plains rising to hills and small mountains<br /><strong>Guadeloupe:</strong> Basse-Terre is volcanic in origin with interior mountains; Grande-Terre is low limestone formation; most of the seven other islands are volcanic in origin<br /><strong>Martinique:</strong> mountainous with indented coastline; dormant volcano<br /><strong>Mayotte:</strong> generally undulating, with deep ravines and ancient volcanic peaks<br /><strong>Reunion:</strong> mostly rugged and mountainous; fertile lowlands along coast high central plateau (Anatolia); narrow coastal plain; several mountain ranges
Maritime claims > Territorial sea 12 nautical mile
Ranked 163th. Twice as much as Turkey
6 nautical mile
Ranked 180th.

Natural hazards flooding; avalanches; midwinter windstorms; drought; forest fires in south near the Mediterranean severe earthquakes, especially in northern Turkey, along an arc extending from the Sea of Marmara to Lake Van
Elevation extremes > Lowest point Rhone River delta -2 m Mediterranean Sea 0 m
Irrigated land 26,000 sq km
Ranked 23th.
53,400 sq km
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than France

Population density > People per sq. km 110.66 people/m²
Ranked 80th. 18% more than Turkey
93.64 people/m²
Ranked 90th.

Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 867
Ranked 93th. 46% more than Turkey
593
Ranked 123th.
Surface area > Sq. km 551,500 km²
Ranked 47th.
783,560 km²
Ranked 36th. 42% more than France

Area > Comparative to US places slightly less than the size of Texas slightly larger than Texas
Map references <strong>metropolitan France: </strong>Europe<br /><strong>French Guiana:</strong> South America<br /><strong>Guadeloupe:</strong> Central America and the Caribbean<br /><strong>Martinique:</strong> Central America and the Caribbean<br /><strong>Mayotte:</strong> Africa<br /><strong>Reunion:</strong> World Middle East
Land use > Other 64.69%
Ranked 3rd.
69.84%
Ranked 199th. 8% more than France

Land area > Sq. km 547,660 sq km
Ranked 46th.
769,630 sq km
Ranked 35th. 41% more than France

Rural population density > Rural population per sq. km of arable land 76.64 people/km² of arable lan
Ranked 58th.
98.89 people/km² of arable lan
Ranked 55th. 29% more than France

Land use > Permanent crops 1.86%
Ranked 92nd.
3.94%
Ranked 62nd. 2 times more than France

Population density 108.09 people per sqkm
Ranked 92nd. 27% more than Turkey
85.11 people per sqkm
Ranked 105th.
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 867
Ranked 98th. 46% more than Turkey
593
Ranked 131st.

Precipitation 650 mm
Ranked 58th.
697 mm
Ranked 51st. 7% more than France
Capital city with population Paris - 2,144,700 Ankara - 2,890,025
Area > Land per 1000 8.58 sq km
Ranked 1st.
10.95 sq km
Ranked 108th. 28% more than France

Total renewable water resources None None
Largest city with population Paris - 2,144,700 Istanbul - 8,803,468
Environment > Current issues some forest damage from acid rain; air pollution from industrial and vehicle emissions; water pollution from urban wastes, agricultural runoff water pollution from dumping of chemicals and detergents; air pollution, particularly in urban areas; deforestation; concern for oil spills from increasing Bosporus ship traffic
Capital Paris Ankara
Environment > International agreements > Party 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-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Seals, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling Air Pollution, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
Total area > Sq. km 549,190
Ranked 46th.
783,560
Ranked 35th. 43% more than France

Irrigated land per million 417.72 sq km
Ranked 52nd.
790.89 sq km
Ranked 25th. 89% more than France

Forest area > Sq. km 156,352
Ranked 37th. 53% more than Turkey
102,242
Ranked 51st.

Land area > Sq. km > Per capita 8.97 per 1,000 people
Ranked 123th.
10.71 per 1,000 people
Ranked 112th. 19% more than France

Note largest West European nation strategic location controlling the Turkish Straits (Bosporus, Sea of Marmara, Dardanelles) that link Black and Aegean Seas; Mount Ararat, the legendary landing place of Noah's ark, is in the far eastern portion of the country
Irrigated land > Per capita 0.432 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 52nd.
0.737 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 29th. 71% more than France

Coastline per 1000 0.0524 km
Ranked 118th.
0.0986 km
Ranked 102nd. 88% more than France

Area > Total per 1000 8.6 sq km
Ranked 1st.
11.09 sq km
Ranked 109th. 29% more than France

Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area 187.27 sq. km
Ranked 13th. 4 times more than Turkey
46.87 sq. km
Ranked 43th.

Surface area > Sq. km per 1000 8.73 km²
Ranked 129th.
11.57 km²
Ranked 111th. 32% more than France

Marine Coastline 4,853 km
Ranked 29th.
7,200 km
Ranked 19th. 48% more than France
Northernmost point latitude 51\u00b005'N 42\u00b006'N
Area > Water per 1000 0.022 sq km
Ranked 1st.
0.14 sq km
Ranked 84th. 6 times more than France

Freshwater > Withdrawal > Total 33.16 39.78
Environment > International agreements > Signed, but not ratified none of the selected agreements Environmental Modification
Area > Water > Per capita 22.94 sq km per 1 million peo
Ranked 4th.
136.59 sq km per 1 million peo
Ranked 86th. 6 times more than France

Forested Land 27.9%
Ranked 97th. 2 times more than Turkey
13.3%
Ranked 134th.
Surface area > Sq. km > Per capita 9.06 km² per 1,000 people
Ranked 130th.
10.87 km² per 1,000 people
Ranked 116th. 20% more than France

Freshwater > Withdrawal > Per capita 548 544
Area > Total > Per capita 8.96 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 3rd.
10.86 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 126th. 21% more than France

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total per million people 0.479 cu km/yr
Ranked 59th.
0.497 cu km/yr
Ranked 57th. 4% more than France

Continent or sub continent Europe / South America Middle East / Europe
Highest town Saint-Véran Kapıköy
Agricultural land > % of land area 53.72%
Ranked 59th. 5% more than Turkey
51.26%
Ranked 65th.

Border to area ratio 0.00524 km/km²
Ranked 116th. 55% more than Turkey
0.00338 km/km²
Ranked 139th.
Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total 31.62 cu km/yr
Ranked 25th.
40.1 cu km/yr
Ranked 19th. 27% more than France

Low-lying areas > Elevation under 5 metres > % of land area 2.07%
Ranked 110th. 2 times more than Turkey
1.03%
Ranked 139th.

Arable land > % of land area 33.54%
Ranked 24th. 26% more than Turkey
26.69%
Ranked 36th.

Forest area > % of land area 28.55%
Ranked 96th. 2 times more than Turkey
13.28%
Ranked 135th.

Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area 28.7%
Ranked 24th. 14 times more than Turkey
2.11%
Ranked 168th.

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita 512.1 cu m/yr
Ranked 6th.
572.9 cu m/yr
Ranked 5th. 12% more than France

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita per million people 7.91 cu m/yr
Ranked 19th.
8.14 cu m/yr
Ranked 9th. 3% more than France

Terrestrial protected areas > % of total land area 24.74%
Ranked 42nd. 12 times more than Turkey
2.05%
Ranked 183th.

Population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters > % of total population 4.04%
Ranked 116th. 69% more than Turkey
2.38%
Ranked 138th.

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita 512.1 cu m/yr
Ranked 6th.
572.9 cu m/yr
Ranked 5th. 12% more than France

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Per capita per million people 7.91 cu m/yr
Ranked 19th.
8.14 cu m/yr
Ranked 9th. 3% more than France

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total per million people 0.479 cu km/yr
Ranked 59th.
0.497 cu km/yr
Ranked 57th. 4% more than France

Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic/industrial/agricultural > Total 31.62 cu km/yr
Ranked 25th.
40.1 cu km/yr
Ranked 19th. 27% more than France

Northernmost point Bray-Dunes , Nord Cape \u0130nceburun , by Sinop

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