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World Country Facts:
- Gambia, The Category: Economy - Labor force: 400,000 (1996)
- Guam Category: People - Birth rate (births/1,000 population): 18.37 births/1,000 population (2008 estimate)
- Barbados Category: Geography - Total renewable water resources (cu km): 0.1 cu km (2003)
- Dhekelia Category: Economy - Currency (code): euro (EUR) adopted 1 January 2008; note - the Cypriot pound (CYP) formerly used
- Arctic Ocean Category: Economy - Economy - overview: Economic activity is limited to the exploitation of natural resources, including petroleum, natural gas, fish, and seals.
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- San Marino Category: Geography - Area (sq km): total: 61.2 sq km; land: 61.2 sq km; water: 0 sq km
- Armenia Category: Geography - Geography - note: landlocked in the Lesser Caucasus Mountains; Sevana Lich (Lake Sevan) is the largest lake in this mountain range
- Bermuda Category: Government - Capital: name: Hamilton; geographic coordinates: 32 17 N, 64 47 W; time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins second Sunday in March; ends first Sunday in November
- Mexico Category: Geography - Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling; signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
- Johnston Atoll Category: Transportation - Ports and terminals: Johnston Island
Colombia Facts Info Stuff (CO):
Colombia Latitude Facts: 5.70097251585623 and Colombia Longitude Facts: -74.7551162790698
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- South Africa Category: Introduction - Background: Dutch traders landed at the southern tip of modern day South Africa in 1652 and established a stopover point on the spice route between the Netherlands and the East, founding the city of Cape Town. After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjugation of the native inhabitants. The Boers resisted British encroachments but were defeated in the Boer War (1899-1902); however, the British and the Afrikaners, as the Boers became known, ruled together under the Union of South Africa. In 1948, the National Party was voted into power and instituted a policy of apartheid - the separate development of the races. The first multi-racial elections in 1994 brought an end to apartheid and ushered in black majority rule.
- Panama Category: Government - National holiday: Independence Day, 3 November (1903)
- Saint Helena Category: Economy - Oil - proved reserves (bbl): 0 bbl (1 January 2006 estimate)
- Albania Category: Economy - Economy - overview: Lagging behind its Balkan neighbors, Albania is making the difficult transition to a more modern open-market economy. The government has taken measures to curb violent crime, and recently adopted a fiscal reform package aimed at reducing the large gray economy and attracting foreign investment. The economy is bolstered by annual remittances from abroad of 0-0 million, mostly from Albanians residing in Greece and Italy; this helps offset the towering trade deficit. Agriculture, which accounts for more than one-fifth of GDP, is held back because of lack of modern equipment, unclear property rights, and the prevalence of small, inefficient plots of land. Energy shortages and antiquated and inadequate infrastructure contribute to Albania's poor business environment, which make it difficult to attract and sustain foreign investment. The completion of a new thermal power plant near Vlore and improved transmission line between Albania and Montenegro will help relieve the energy shortages. Also, the government is moving slowly to improve the poor national road and rail network, a long-standing barrier to sustained economic growth. On the positive side, macroeconomic growth was strong in 2003-07 and inflation is low and stable.
- Guyana Category: Economy - Electricity - imports (kWh): 0 kWh (2007 estimate)
Colombia Regions are: Amazonas
Norte de Santander
San Andres y Providencia
Valle del Cauca
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- Burundi Category: Economy - Agriculture - products: coffee, cotton, tea, corn, sorghum, sweet potatoes, bananas, manioc (tapioca); beef, milk, hides
- Belize Category: Economy - Fiscal year: 1 April - 31 March
- European Union Category: Economy - Exports - commodities (%): machinery, motor vehicles, aircraft, plastics, pharmaceuticals and other chemicals, fuels, iron and steel, nonferrous metals, wood pulp and paper products, textiles, meat, dairy products, fish, alcoholic beverages.
- Dominica Category: Economy - Electricity - imports (kWh): 0 kWh (2007 estimate)
- Nicaragua Category: Geography - Irrigated land (sq km): 610 sq km (2003)
Source: CIA - The World Factbook