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Hydrometeorological Institute

Country profile


Area: 28,748 km2 (water: 4.7%)
Population: (estimate) 3,600,523
Population density: 134 /km2
Data obtained from WMO:  
Number of meteorological stations in WMO GOS catalog: 44
GOS stations density: 1.53 /1000 km2
Data obtained by questionnaire:  
Number of automatic weather stations (AWS): 32
AWS density: 1.11 /1000 km2 (Remark:only few stations measure precipitation)
Number of manned meteorological stations (measuring at least precipitation): 400
Manned stations density: 13.91 /1000 km2 (Remark: data not available sooner than after one month for majority of stations)
Number of soil moisture measurement sites: 50
Number of groundwater measurement sites: 300
Data on soil type available? Yes
Data on soil water holding capacity available? Yes