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World Country Facts:

  1. El Salvador Category: Economy - Budget: revenues: .928 billion; expenditures: .226 billion (2008 estimate)

  2. British Indian Ocean Territory Category: Geography - Location: archipelago in the Indian Ocean, south of India, about halfway between Africa and Indonesia

  3. World Category: Economy - Economy - overview: Global output rose by 5.2% in 2007, led by China (11.4%), India (9.2%), and Russia (8.1%). The 14 other successor nations of the USSR and the other old Warsaw Pact nations again experienced widely divergent growth rates; the three Baltic nations continued as strong performers, in the 8%-10% range of growth. From 2006 to 2007 growth rates slowed in all the major industrial countries except for the United Kingdom (3.1%). Analysts attribute the slowdown to uncertainties in the financial markets and lowered consumer confidence. Worldwide, nations varied widely in their growth results. Externally, the nation-state, as a bedrock economic-political institution, is steadily losing control over international flows of people, goods, funds, and technology. Internally, the central government often finds its control over resources slipping as separatist regional movements - typically based on ethnicity - gain momentum, e.g., in many of the successor states of the former Soviet Union, in the former Yugoslavia, in India, in Iraq, in Indonesia, and in Canada. Externally, the central government is losing decisionmaking powers to international bodies, notably the EU. In Western Europe, governments face the difficult political problem of channeling resources away from welfare programs in order to increase investment and strengthen incentives to seek employment. The addition of 80 million people each year to an already overcrowded globe is exacerbating the problems of pollution, desertification, underemployment, epidemics, and famine. Because of their own internal problems and priorities, the industrialized countries devote insufficient resources to deal effectively with the poorer areas of the world, which, at least from an economic point of view, are becoming further marginalized. The introduction of the euro as the common currency of much of Western Europe in January 1999, while paving the way for an integrated economic powerhouse, poses economic risks because of varying levels of income and cultural and political differences among the participating nations. The terrorist attacks on the US on 11 September 2001 accentuated a growing risk to global prosperity, illustrated, for example, by the reallocation of resources away from investment to anti-terrorist programs. The opening of war in March 2003 between a US-led coalition and Iraq added new uncertainties to global economic prospects. After the initial coalition victory, the complex political difficulties and the high economic cost of establishing domestic order in Iraq became major global problems that continued through 2007.

  4. French Guiana Category: Economy - GDP - per capita (PPP): ,300 (2003 estimate)

  5. Uruguay Category: People - Life expectancy at birth (years): total population: 76.14 years; male: 72.89 years; female: 79.51 years (2008 estimate)

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Random World Country Facts:

  1. Canada Category: Government - Executive branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor General Michaelle JEAN (since 27 September 2005); head of government: Prime Minister Stephen HARPER (since 6 February 2006); cabinet: Federal Ministry chosen by the prime minister usually from among the members of his own party sitting in Parliament; elections: the monarchy is hereditary; governor general appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister for a five-year term; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition in the House of Commons is automatically designated prime minister by the governor general

  2. Dominica Category: Government - Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

  3. Estonia Category: Economy - Unemployment rate (%): 6.2% (30 September 2008 estimate)

  4. Thailand Category: Government - Flag description: five horizontal bands of red (top), white, blue (double width), white, and red

  5. Liechtenstein Category: People - HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: NA

China Facts Info Stuff (CN):

China Latitude Facts: 30.6041776184786 and China Longitude Facts: 114.162827558742

More World Country Facts:

  1. Uganda Category: Transportation - Waterways (km): on Lake Victoria, 200 km on Lake Albert, Lake Kyoga, and parts of Albert Nile (2008)

  2. Panama Category: Government - Political parties and leaders: Democratic Change or CD [Ricardo MARTINELLI]; Democratic Revolutionary Party or PRD [Hugo GUIRAUD]; Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement or MOLIRENA [Gisela CHUNG]; Panamenista Party or PA [Juan Carlos VARELA] (formerly the Arnulfista Party); Patriotic Union Party or PU (combination of the Liberal National Party or PLN and the Solidarity Party or PS)[Jose Raul MULINO and Anibal GALINDO]; Popular Party or PP [Rene ORILLAC] (formerly Christian Democratic Party or PDC)

  3. Australia Category: Economy - Electricity - exports (kWh): 0 kWh (2007 estimate)

  4. Iceland Category: Government - Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador Albert JONSSON; chancery: Suite 1200, 1156 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005-1704; telephone: [1] (202) 265-6653; FAX: [1] (202) 265-6656; consulate(s) general: New York

  5. El Salvador Category: Economy - GDP - real growth rate (%): 3.2% (2008 estimate)

China Regions are: Anhui Beijing Chongqing Fujian Gansu Guangdong Guangxi Guizhou Hainan Hebei Heilongjiang Henan Hubei Hunan Jiangsu Jiangxi Jilin Liaoning Nei Mongol Ningxia Qinghai Shaanxi Shandong Shanghai Shanxi Sichuan Tianjin Xinjiang Xizang Yunnan Zhejiang

Various World Country Facts:

  1. Mozambique Category: Communications - Radio broadcast stations: AM 13, FM 17, shortwave 11 (2001)

  2. Suriname Category: Economy - Household income or consumption by percentage share (%): lowest 10%: NA%; highest 10%: NA%

  3. Antigua and Barbuda Category: Economy - Electricity - imports (kWh): 0 kWh (2007 estimate)

  4. Gibraltar Category: Transportation - Airports - with paved runways: total: 1; 1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (2007)

  5. Northern Mariana Islands Category: Communications - Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 6, shortwave 1 (2005)



Source: CIA - The World Factbook