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Geography Stats: compare key data on Croatia & Czech Republic

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 > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • 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.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Total area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways."
  • 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
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Irrigated land: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water.
  • Natural hazards: Potential natural disasters.
  • 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.
  • Area > Land per 1000: Total land area in square kilometres. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Elevation extremes > Lowest point: This entry is derived from Geography > Elevation extremes, which includes both the highest point and the lowest point.
  • 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.
  • Population density: People per square kilometre, in 1999. At this time the world average was 14.42.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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 - ...
    Full definition
  • 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.
  • Area > Total per 1000: Total area in square kilometers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Area > Water per 1000: Total water area in square kilometers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Google Street View, year added: Year in which country was first covered by Google Street View.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Land boundaries > Total: The total length of all land boundaries and the individual lengths for each of the contiguous border countries
  • Highest point: Name of country’s highest point.
  • 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.
  • Note: This entry includes miscellaneous geographic information of significance not included elsewhere.
  • 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.
  • Capital: Country capital.
  • Marine Coastline: Length of each country's coastline in kilometers.
  • Border to area ratio: The ratio of a country's land border to its surface area.
  • Highest point elevation: Name of country’s highest point.
  • 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.
  • Northernmost point: Northernmost point.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Highest town: Name of country’s highest permanent settlement, which is occupied year-round.
  • Forested Land: Forested land as a proportion of total land area, estimate by FAO
  • Area > Water > Per capita: Total water area in square kilometers Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Area > Total > Per capita: Total area in square kilometers Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Northernmost point latitude: Latitude.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Land boundaries > Total > Per capita: The total length of all land boundaries and the individual lengths for each of the contiguous border countries Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • 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.
  • Land boundaries > Total per million: The total length of all land boundaries and the individual lengths for each of the contiguous border countries. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Continent or sub continent: Within Continent / Subcontinent.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • 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.
STAT Croatia Czech Republic HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than West Virginia slightly smaller than South Carolina
Area > Land 56,414 sq km
Ranked 123th.
77,276 sq km
Ranked 115th. 37% more than Croatia

Area > Land > Per capita 12.56 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 113th. 66% more than Czech Republic
7.56 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 145th.

Area > Total 56,594 sq km
Ranked 128th.
78,867 sq km
Ranked 117th. 39% more than Croatia

Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 1,113
Ranked 84th. 64% more than Czech Republic
677
Ranked 115th.

Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 1,113
Ranked 81st. 64% more than Czech Republic
677
Ranked 110th.
Climate Mediterranean and continental; continental climate predominant with hot summers and cold winters; mild winters, dry summers along coast temperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters
Coastline 6,268 km
Ranked 22nd.
0.0
Ranked 215th.

Geographic coordinates 45 10 N, 15 30 E 49 45 N, 15 30 E
Land area > Sq. km 53,910 sq km
Ranked 120th.
77,250 sq km
Ranked 111th. 43% more than Croatia

Land area > Square miles 21,851 square miles
Ranked 58th.
30,450 square miles
Ranked 52nd. 39% more than Croatia
Location Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia Central Europe, between Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and Austria
Natural resources oil, some coal, bauxite, low-grade iron ore, calcium, gypsum, natural asphalt, silica, mica, clays, salt, hydropower hard coal, soft coal, kaolin, clay, graphite, timber
Surface area > Sq. km 56,540 km²
Ranked 124th.
78,870 km²
Ranked 115th. 39% more than Croatia

Terrain geographically diverse; flat plains along Hungarian border, low mountains and highlands near Adriatic coastline and islands Bohemia in the west consists of rolling plains, hills, and plateaus surrounded by low mountains; Moravia in the east consists of very hilly country
Area > Water 620 sq km
Ranked 117th.
1,620 sq km
Ranked 96th. 3 times more than Croatia

Area > Comparative to US places slightly smaller than West Virginia slightly smaller than South Carolina
Population density > People per sq. km 79.46 people/m²
Ranked 97th.
132.46 people/m²
Ranked 67th. 67% more than Croatia

Elevation extremes > Highest point Dinara 1,831 m Snezka 1,602 m
Total area > Sq. km 56,590
Ranked 120th.
78,870
Ranked 111th. 39% more than Croatia

Land use > Arable land 15.85%
Ranked 70th.
40.12%
Ranked 11th. 3 times more than Croatia

Land boundaries > Border countries Bosnia and Herzegovina 932 km, Hungary 329 km, Serbia 241 km, Montenegro 25 km, Slovenia 455 km Austria 362 km, Germany 815 km, Poland 615 km, Slovakia 197 km
Irrigated land 36.27 sq km
Ranked 13th.
390 sq km
Ranked 116th. 11 times more than Croatia

Natural hazards destructive earthquakes flooding
Rural population density > Rural population per sq. km of arable land 174.13 people/km² of arable lan
Ranked 41st. 96% more than Czech Republic
89.01 people/km² of arable lan
Ranked 57th.

Area > Land per 1000 12.72 sq km
Ranked 100th. 72% more than Czech Republic
7.41 sq km
Ranked 134th.

Elevation extremes > Lowest point Adriatic Sea 0 m Labe (Elbe) River 115 m
Coastline per 1000 1.36 km
Ranked 30th.
0.0
Ranked 175th.
Population density 82.91 people per sqkm
Ranked 107th.
130.72 people per sqkm
Ranked 75th. 58% more than Croatia
Land area > Sq. km > Per capita 12 per 1,000 people
Ranked 108th. 59% more than Czech Republic
7.56 per 1,000 people
Ranked 136th.

Map references Europe Europe
Capital city with population Zagreb - 930,753 Prague - 1,215,771
Largest city with population Zagreb - 930,753 Prague - 1,215,771
Total renewable water resources None None
Forest area > Sq. km 21,374
Ranked 99th.
26,524
Ranked 93th. 24% more than Croatia

Surface area > Sq. km per 1000 12.73 km²
Ranked 107th. 65% more than Czech Republic
7.71 km²
Ranked 140th.

Environment > Current issues air pollution (from metallurgical plants) and resulting acid rain is damaging the forests; coastal pollution from industrial and domestic waste; landmine removal and reconstruction of infrastructure consequent to 1992-95 civil strife air and water pollution in areas of northwest Bohemia and in northern Moravia around Ostrava present health risks; acid rain damaging forests; efforts to bring industry up to EU code should improve domestic pollution
Land use > Other 82.69%
Ranked 156th. 40% more than Czech Republic
58.92%
Ranked 225th.

Area > Total per 1000 12.75 sq km
Ranked 103th. 69% more than Czech Republic
7.57 sq km
Ranked 138th.

Area > Water per 1000 0.0289 sq km
Ranked 120th.
0.153 sq km
Ranked 81st. 5 times more than Croatia

Land use > Permanent crops 1.47%
Ranked 103th. 53% more than Czech Republic
0.96%
Ranked 120th.

Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area 51.83 sq. km
Ranked 41st.
165.68 sq. km
Ranked 19th. 3 times more than Croatia

Google Street View, year added 2,012
Ranked 26th. About the same as Czech Republic
2,009
Ranked 66th.
Environment > International agreements > Party to Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling 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 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
Surface area > Sq. km > Per capita 12.72 km² per 1,000 people
Ranked 109th. 65% more than Czech Republic
7.71 km² per 1,000 people
Ranked 140th.

Land boundaries > Total 1,982 km
Ranked 88th.
1,989 km
Ranked 87th. About the same as Croatia

Highest point Dinara Sněžka
Irrigated land > Per capita 0.025 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 145th. 4% more than Czech Republic
0.024 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 146th.

Note controls most land routes from Western Europe to Aegean Sea and Turkish Straits; most Adriatic Sea islands lie off the coast of Croatia - some 1,200 islands, islets, ridges, and rocks landlocked; strategically located astride some of oldest and most significant land routes in Europe; Moravian Gate is a traditional military corridor between the North European Plain and the Danube in central Europe
Irrigated land per million 24.77 sq km
Ranked 142nd. 5% more than Czech Republic
23.51 sq km
Ranked 143th.

Capital Zagreb Prague
Marine Coastline 6,268 km
Ranked 22nd.
0.0
Ranked 215th.
Border to area ratio 0.0388 km/km²
Ranked 18th. 63% more than Czech Republic
0.0239 km/km²
Ranked 36th.
Highest point elevation None
None
Environment > International agreements > Signed, but not ratified none of the selected agreements none of the selected agreements
Northernmost point \u017dabnik , Sveti Martin na Muri , Me\u0111imurje County Severn\u00ed
Highest town Begovo Razdolje Boží Dar
Forested Land 31.9%
Ranked 72nd.
34.1%
Ranked 68th. 7% more than Croatia
Area > Water > Per capita 28.5 sq km per 1 million peo
Ranked 125th.
155.56 sq km per 1 million peo
Ranked 83th. 5 times more than Croatia

Area > Total > Per capita 12.59 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 118th. 63% more than Czech Republic
7.72 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 150th.

Northernmost point latitude 46\u00b033'N 51\u00b002'N
Land boundaries > Total > Per capita 0.441 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 42nd. 2 times more than Czech Republic
0.195 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 83th.

Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area 10.32%
Ranked 108th.
22.37%
Ranked 46th. 2 times more than Croatia

Land boundaries > Total per million 447 km
Ranked 41st. 2 times more than Czech Republic
190.8 km
Ranked 80th.

Agricultural land > % of land area 22.28%
Ranked 142nd.
55%
Ranked 56th. 2 times more than Croatia

Forest area > % of land area 39.65%
Ranked 60th. 15% more than Czech Republic
34.34%
Ranked 75th.

Terrestrial protected areas > % of total land area 14.06%
Ranked 103th.
22.37%
Ranked 49th. 59% more than Croatia

Population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters > % of total population 3.39%
Ranked 126th.
0.0
Ranked 187th.

Continent or sub continent Europe Europe
Low-lying areas > Elevation under 5 metres > % of land area 3.03%
Ranked 94th.
0.0
Ranked 187th.

Arable land > % of land area 16.02%
Ranked 70th.
40.96%
Ranked 12th. 3 times more than Croatia

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; Heal The World Foundation.; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook, City Population, CIA World Factbook, World Gazetteer, Official government websites.; World Development Indicators database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; International Road Federation, World Road Statistics and electronic files, except where noted.; Wikipedia: Google Street View (Coverage); Wikipedia: List of countries by highest point (Sovereign, fully recognized countries); CIA Factbook: List of countries by coastline size; Wikipedia: List of countries and territories by border/area ratio (Border/area ratio); Wikipedia: List of countries by northernmost point; Wikipedia: List of highest towns by country (Sovereign, fully recognized countries); FAO; United Nations Environmental Program and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre; Food and Agriculture Organization, electronic files and web site.; Center for International Earth Science Information Network; Wikipedia: List of political and geographic borders (Countries)

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