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A stream near the slopes of Mt. Arama. The area surrounding the mountain is home to many plant species.
G E O G R A P H Y
Shoreline near the southern town of Floreciente. Most of Abarri's sandy coastline is treeless, particularly in the west.
The Land and Its Features
Abarri lies in southern Neropea. The countries of Santa Lucia, San Turibio, and Castilenas lie to the north, and Catalantia is on the east. The Abarrian Sea washes the whole coastline of the country. Abarri covers approximately 732,000 square kilometers.
Abarri has four natural geographic regions: western, southern, eastern, and northern. The western part of the country is mostly flat, dry subtropical grassland with patches of open woodlands. It is the largest natural region, covering the area between the national border with Santa Lucia and the capital city. It is the site of Lake Esmeralda, the only inland body of freshwater in the country. The easternmost part of this region is dotted with hills and mountains. The highest point in Abarri, the 4,018-meter Pico de Estrella (Star Peak), is in this natural region. The southern part of Abarri is a hilly river valley flanked by two rivers, the Tajara in the west and the Orencia in the east. Close to the Tajara is Mount Cotrado (2,437 m). In contrast, eastern Abarri is a low, flat river valley formed by three rivers: Ronama (a branch of Catala stretching from south to north), Catala (traversing Abarri and Catalantia from west to east), and Riacho (the shortest river in Abarri). Many agricultural activities occur in this natural region. Mountains dot the northern part of Abarri, with the 3,417-meter Pico de Pascua (Easter Peak) and the 3,860-meter Mount Arama being the most prominent.
Pico de Estrella is the highest point of Abarri.
Abarri has a mild climate along the coast and in the eastern interior. The western part of the country, usually recording the hottest summertime temperatures, has a dry climate. Rainfall varies widely. Western Abarri averages less than 200 millimeters of rain a year. Rain in the eastern part of the country averages 1,000 millimeters. Cyclones occasionally bring damage to eastern Abarri. Because Abarri is in the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons are reversed. January is the warmest month and July the coldest.
Abarri has significant mineral resources, although most have not been fully developed. Mineral deposits include chromium, copper, zinc, lead, gold, iron, tin, and coal. It is among the leading producers of tin in Neropea. Forests covering many mountain slopes across Abarri provide various kinds of wood for fuel and for construction. The most suitable soil for agriculture is in eastern Abarri.