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World Country Facts:

  1. Palau Category: Geography - Map references: Oceania

  2. Bouvet Island Category: Geography - Climate: antarctic

  3. Kenya Category: Military - Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 5,688,259; females age 16-49: 5,396,166 (2008 estimate)

  4. Chile Category: People - Education expenditures (% of GDP): 3.2% of GDP (2006)

  5. Congo, Democratic Republic of the Category: Geography - Geography - note: straddles equator; has narrow strip of land that controls the lower Congo River and is only outlet to South Atlantic Ocean; dense tropical rain forest in central river basin and eastern highlands

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Random World Country Facts:

  1. Libya Category: Economy - Economy - overview: The Libyan economy depends primarily upon revenues from the oil sector, which contribute about 95% of export earnings, about one-quarter of GDP, and 60% of public sector wages. Substantial revenues from the energy sector coupled with a small population give Libya one of the highest per capita GDPs in Africa, but little of this income flows down to the lower orders of society. Libyan officials in the past five years have made progress on economic reforms as part of a broader campaign to reintegrate the country into the international fold. This effort picked up steam after UN sanctions were lifted in September 2003 and as Libya announced in December 2003 that it would abandon programs to build weapons of mass destruction. Almost all US unilateral sanctions against Libya were removed in April 2004, helping Libya attract more foreign direct investment, mostly in the energy sector. Libyan oil and gas licensing rounds continue to draw high international interest; the National Oil Company set a goal of nearly doubling oil production to 3 million bbl/day by 2015. Libya faces a long road ahead in liberalizing the socialist-oriented economy, but initial steps - including applying for WTO membership, reducing some subsidies, and announcing plans for privatization - are laying the groundwork for a transition to a more market-based economy. The non-oil manufacturing and construction sectors, which account for more than 20% of GDP, have expanded from processing mostly agricultural products to include the production of petrochemicals, iron, steel, and aluminum. Climatic conditions and poor soils severely limit agricultural output, and Libya imports about 75% of its food. Libya's primary agricultural water source remains the Great Manmade River Project, but significant resources are being invested in desalinization research to meet growing water demands.

  2. Paraguay Category: Economy - Oil - proved reserves (bbl): 0 bbl (1 January 2006 estimate)

  3. American Samoa Category: Government - Government type: NA

  4. Panama Category: Transportation - Railways (km): total: 355 km; standard gauge: 77 km 1.435-m gauge; narrow gauge: 278 km 0.914-m gauge (2006)

  5. Timor-Leste Category: Economy - Industries: printing, soap manufacturing, handicrafts, woven cloth

Belgium Facts Info Stuff (BE):

Belgium Latitude Facts: 50.702068014706 and Belgium Longitude Facts: 4.51444852941174

More World Country Facts:

  1. Moldova Category: Geography - Maritime claims: none (landlocked)

  2. Sudan Category: Economy - Industries: oil, cotton ginning, textiles, cement, edible oils, sugar, soap distilling, shoes, petroleum refining, pharmaceuticals, armaments, automobile/light truck assembly

  3. Juan de Nova Island Category: Geography - Natural resources: guano deposits and other fertilizers

  4. Burma Category: Government - Government type: military junta

  5. El Salvador Category: Geography - Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural): total: 1.28 cu km/yr (25%/16%/59%); per capita: 186 cu m/yr (2000)

Belgium Regions are: Antwerpen Brabant Brabant Wallon Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Hainaut Liege Limburg Luxembourg Namur Oost-Vlaanderen Vlaams-Brabant West-Vlaanderen

Various World Country Facts:

  1. French Guiana Category: Economy - Natural gas - consumption (cu m): 0 cu m (2003 estimate)

  2. Burundi Category: Geography - Area (sq km): total: 27,830 sq km; land: 25,650 sq km; water: 2,180 sq km

  3. San Marino Category: Geography - Map references: Europe

  4. Pakistan Category: Military - Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 32,453,913; females age 16-49: 31,369,057 (2008 estimate)

  5. Vietnam Category: Communications - Internet hosts: 84,151 (2008)



Source: CIA - The World Factbook