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World Country Facts:

  1. Sierra Leone Category: Government - Political pressure groups and leaders: other: student unions; trade unions

  2. United Arab Emirates Category: Economy - Imports - commodities (%): machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food

  3. Mali Category: Transnational Issues - Refugees and internally displaced persons: refugees (country of origin): 6,300 (Mauritania) (2007)

  4. Estonia Category: Economy - Oil - production (bbl/day): 7,430 bbl/day (2007 estimate)

  5. Dhekelia Category: People - Population: approximately 15,700 live on the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia including 7,700 Cypriots, 3,600 Service and UK Based Contract personnel, and 4,400 dependents

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  1. Cocos (Keeling) Islands Category: Government - Political parties and leaders: none

  2. Afghanistan Category: Transportation - Pipelines (km): gas 466 km (2008)

  3. Indian Ocean Category: Geography - Natural resources: oil and gas fields, fish, shrimp, sand and gravel aggregates, placer deposits, polymetallic nodules

  4. Mali Category: People - Sex ratio (male(s)/female): at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female; under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female; 15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female; 65 years and over: 0.66 male(s)/female; total population: 0.9125 male(s)/female (2008 estimate)

  5. United Arab Emirates Category: Economy - Imports: 1.1 billion f.o.b. (2008 estimate)

Australia Facts Info Stuff (AU):

Australia Latitude Facts: -33.2312376237622 and Australia Longitude Facts: 144.977877475249

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  1. Saint Pierre and Miquelon Category: Geography - Area (sq km): total: 242 sq km; land: 242 sq km; water: 0 sq km; note: includes eight small islands in the Saint Pierre and the Miquelon groups

  2. Chad Category: Geography - Natural resources: petroleum, uranium, natron, kaolin, fish (Lake Chad), gold, limestone, sand and gravel, salt

  3. Ecuador Category: Economy - Economy - overview: Ecuador is substantially dependent on its petroleum resources, which have accounted for more than half of the country's export earnings and one-fourth of public sector revenues in recent years. In 1999/2000, Ecuador suffered a severe economic crisis, with GDP contracted by more than 6%, with a significant increase in poverty. The banking system also collapsed, and Ecuador defaulted on its external debt later that year. In March 2000, Congress approved a series of structural reforms that also provided for the adoption of the US dollar as legal tender. Dollarization stabilized the economy, and positive growth returned in the years that followed, helped by high oil prices, remittances, and increased non-traditional exports. From 2002-06 the economy grew 5.5%, the highest five-year average in 25 years. The poverty rate declined but remained high at 38% in 2006. In 2006 the government of Alfredo PALACIO (2005-07) seized the assets of Occidental Petroleum for alleged contract violations and imposed a windfall revenue tax on foreign oil companies, leading to the suspension of free trade negotiations with the US. These measures, combined with chronic underinvestment in the state oil company, Petroecuador, led to a drop in petroleum production in 2007. PALACIO's successor, Rafael CORREA, raised the specter of debt default - but Ecuador has paid its debt on time. He also decreed a higher windfall revenue tax on private oil companies, then sought to renegotiate their contracts to overcome the debilitating effect of the tax. This generated economic uncertainty; private investment has dropped and economic growth has slowed significantly.

  4. Jordan Category: Government - Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

  5. Finland Category: People - Infant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births): total: 3.5 deaths/1,000 live births; male: 3.81 deaths/1,000 live births; female: 3.17 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 estimate)

Australia Regions are: Australian Capital Territory New South Wales Northern Territory Queensland South Australia Tasmania Victoria Western Australia

Various World Country Facts:

  1. Lesotho Category: Transportation - Airports: 28 (2007)

  2. Bouvet Island Category: Geography - Coastline (km): 29.6 km

  3. Equatorial Guinea Category: People - Population: 616,459 (July 2008 estimate)

  4. French Southern and Antarctic Lands Category: Government - Executive branch: chief of state: President Nicolas SARKOZY (since 16 May 2007), represented by Senior Administrator Rollon MOUCHEL-BLAISOT (16 October 2008 estimate)

  5. Greenland Category: Economy - Unemployment rate (%): 9.3% (2005 estimate)



Source: CIA - The World Factbook