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Yugoslavia, The Land

Dinaric Alps, Vojvodina, Carpathian mountains, continental climate, Adriatic Sea

At the time of its breakup in 1991 Yugoslavia had a total land area of 255,804 sq km (98,766 sq mi). It was bounded on the west by Italy and the Adriatic Sea, on the north by Austria and Hungary, on the east by Romania and Bulgaria, on the south by Greece, and on the southwest by Albania. The country encompassed a variety of terrains and climates. Yugoslavia’s relatively long coastline along the Adriatic Sea tended toward a Mediterranean climate, with mild, rainy winters and warm, dry summers. Rising up from the coast were the Dinaric Alps, which dominated mountainous western and southern Yugoslavia. The limestone ranges and basins of the Balkan and Carpathian mountains distinguished the country’s eastern borders. The Pannonian Plain extended south from Hungary into north central Yugoslavia, and fertile plains characterized Vojvodina and the Slavonia region of Croatia. Most of inland Yugoslavia had a continental climate, with cold winters and hot summers.

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