Croatia

Statistics

  • 997 Km^2 suspected mined areas
  • estimated 155,198 anti-personnel mines
  • 116 mine-affected municipalities

Breakdown of Contamination by terrain type

  • Forrest: 556 km2, (57%)
  • arable land: 140.7 km2 (14%)
  • meadows and pastures: 108 km2 (11%)
  • underbrush and Karst(limestone): 108 km2 (11%)

Economic losses due to mines

  • annual losses due to contamination
  • agriculture: $70 million)
  • forest industries $283.3 million

Specific Terrain Information

Forest

  • soil: thinner fine clay, limestone hills,
  • demining constricted to April - October
  • slope: 10 to 20 %

meadows/pastures

  • soil: fine clay and silt
  • obstructions: rivers/swamps
  • slope: flat and gently rolling <10%

Rocky Hills and Mountains

  • soil: loose rocks
  • obstructions: forest and rocks
  • slope: >30%
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