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S/ algeria/ (accessed June 19, 2003). . = noon GMT 1  LOCATION AND SIZE Andorra is one of the smallest independent countries on earth. It is a landlocked nation (does not have access to the sea) located on the southern slopes of the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France. 4 Andorra’s terrain (land) is rough and mountainous. Surrounding the mountain peaks, which oen rise higher than 2,900 meters (9,500 feet), there are many narrow gorges and valleys. ere is very little level ground. All the valleys are at least 900 meters (3,000 feet) above sea level, and the mean (midpoint between highest and lowest) elevation is over 1,800 meters (6,000 feet).

Antarctica contains 90 percent of the world’s natural ice total. 5 kilometers (3 miles) deep at its widest point. e East Antarctic glaciers are slightly larger than the West Antarctic glaciers. Some coastal Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography 27 A N TA R C T I C A areas support a few lichens during the summer months, but the ice sheets are otherwise barren. Glaciers move over the land at a slow and steady pace. Dramatic formations and striations (stripes, believed to be remnants of volcanic ash) may be observed in the glaciers.

London: John Murray, 1998. Dawson, Peter, and Andrea Dawson. Albania: A Guide and Illustrated Journal. Old Saybrook, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1995. Sherer, Stan. Long Life to Your Children! A Portrait of High Albania. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1997. Web Sites CARE International in Albania Web site. htm (accessed January 27, 2003). Geography of Albania, Land of the Eagles. html/ (accessed June 17, 2003). . = noon GMT  Longest distances: 2,400 kilometers (1,500 miles) from east to west; 2,100 kilometers (1,300 miles) from north to south 1  LOCATION AND SIZE Algeria is the largest of the three countries that form the Maghreb region of northwest Africa.

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