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Country vs country: France and Turkey compared: Geography

Definitions

  • 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 > 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Irrigated land: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water.
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • 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.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
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 > 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 None
None

Elevation extremes > Highest point Mont Blanc 4,807 m Mount Ararat 5,166 m

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

Environment > International agreements > Signed, but not ratified none of the selected agreements Environmental Modification

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

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

Irrigated land 26,000 sq km
Ranked 23th.
53,400 sq km
Ranked 1st. 2 times 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

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

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

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008

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