Podlogistan Hub

Introduction

Background:
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Geography

Location:
Central Asia; north of Afghanistan and Pakistan, east of Turkmenistan, south of Uzbekistan, west of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Area:
Total: 125,000 sq km
Country Comparison to the World: 99
Land: 122,710 sq km
Water: 2,290 sq km
Area Comparative:
Approximately equivalent to Mississippi
Land Boundaries:
Total: 4,567 km
Border Countries: Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan
Coastline:
None (landlocked)
Maritime Claims:
None (landlocked)
Climate:
Arid to semiarid; cold winters and hot summers.
Terrain:
Rugged mountains in south eastern and central eastern regions; plains elsewhere.
Elevation Extremes:
Lowest Point: 300 m
Highest Point: 7,505 m
Natural Resources:
Hydroelectric power, natural gas, some petroleum, coal, copper, silver, gold, chromite, talc, barites, sulfur, lead, zinc, iron ore, salt, precious and semiprecious stones.
Land Use:
Arable Land: 12.13%
Permanent Crops: 0.21%
Other: 87.66% (2005)
Total Renewable Water Resources:
79.9 cu km (1997)
Freshwater Withdrawal (Domestic/Industrial/Agricultural):
Total: 11.96 cu km/yr (4%/5%/92%)
per capita: 837 cu m/yr (2000)
Natural Hazards:
Earthquakes, floods, droughts
Environment - current issues:
Inadequate sanitation facilities; limited natural freshwater resources; inadequate supplies of potable water; increasing levels of soil salinity; industrial pollution; excessive pesticides; deforestation (much of the remaining forests are being cut down for fuel and building materials); desertification

People & Society

Nationality:
Noun: Podlogistani(s)
Adjective: Podlogistani
Ethnic Groups:
Podlog 65%, Tajik 15%, Uzbek 8%, Turkmen 4%, Russian 3%, Kyrgyz 1%, Pashtun 1%, other 3% (2000 census)
Languages:
Podlog (official), Russian widely used in government and business
Religions:
Sunni Muslim 75%, Russian Orthodox 15%, Shia Muslim 6%, other 4% (2004 est.)
Population:
6,867,583 (July 2012 est)

Government

Country Name:
Conventional Long Form: Republic of Podlogistan
Conventional Short Form: Podlogistan
Local Long Form: Республика Подлогистан
Local Short Form: Подлогистан
Former: Podlog Soviet Socialist Republic
Government Type:
Republic

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Transnational Issues

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