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World Country Facts:

  1. Venezuela Category: Economy - Oil - consumption (bbl/day): 738,300 bbl/day (2007 estimate)

  2. World Category: People - Death rate (deaths/1,000 population): 8.23 deaths/1,000 population (2008 estimate)

  3. Luxembourg Category: Introduction - Background: Founded in 963, Luxembourg became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands. It lost more than half of its territory to Belgium in 1839, but gained a larger measure of autonomy. Full independence was attained in 1867. Overrun by Germany in both World Wars, it ended its neutrality in 1948 when it entered into the Benelux Customs Union and when it joined NATO the following year. In 1957, Luxembourg became one of the six founding countries of the European Economic Community (later the European Union), and in 1999 it joined the euro currency area.

  4. Cook Islands Category: Economy - Oil - imports (bbl/day): 476 bbl/day (2005)

  5. Lithuania Category: Economy - Oil - exports (bbl/day): 148,400 bbl/day (2005)

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Random World Country Facts:

  1. Southern Ocean Category: Introduction - Background: A large body of recent oceanographic research has shown that the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), an ocean current that flows from west to east around Antarctica, plays a crucial role in global ocean circulation. The region where the cold waters of the ACC meet and mingle with the warmer waters of the north defines a distinct border - the Antarctic Convergence - which fluctuates with the seasons, but which encompasses a discrete body of water and a unique ecologic region. The Convergence concentrates nutrients, which promotes marine plant life, and which in turn allows for a greater abundance of animal life. In the spring of 2000, the International Hydrographic Organization decided to delimit the waters within the Convergence as a fifth world ocean - the Southern Ocean - by combining the southern portions of the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean. The Southern Ocean extends from the coast of Antarctica north to 60 degrees south latitude, which coincides with the Antarctic Treaty Limit and which approximates the extent of the Antarctic Convergence. As such, the Southern Ocean is now the fourth largest of the world's five oceans (after the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Indian Ocean, but larger than the Arctic Ocean). It should be noted that inclusion of the Southern Ocean does not imply recognition of this feature as one of the world's primary oceans by the US Government.

  2. Slovenia Category: Geography - Geography - note: despite its small size, this eastern Alpine country controls some of Europe's major transit routes

  3. Atlantic Ocean Category: Geography - Climate: tropical cyclones (hurricanes) develop off the coast of Africa near Cape Verde and move westward into the Caribbean Sea; hurricanes can occur from May to December, but are most frequent from August to November

  4. Northern Mariana Islands Category: Geography - Area (sq km): total: 477 sq km; land: 477 sq km; water: 0 sq km; note: includes 14 islands including Saipan, Rota, and Tinian

  5. Tunisia Category: Economy - Industrial production growth rate (%): 4.5% (2008 estimate)

Congo Facts Info Stuff (CG):

Congo Latitude Facts: -2.49666666666667 and Congo Longitude Facts: 14.3

More World Country Facts:

  1. Bangladesh Category: Economy - Oil - production (bbl/day): 6,746 bbl/day (2007 estimate)

  2. Norfolk Island Category: Government - Diplomatic representation from the US: none (territory of Australia)

  3. Afghanistan Category: Economy - GDP (purchasing power parity): .29 billion (2008 estimate)

  4. Kyrgyzstan Category: Economy - Natural gas - consumption (cu m): 768 million cu m (2007 estimate)

  5. Arctic Ocean Category: Geography - Location: body of water between Europe, Asia, and North America, mostly north of the Arctic Circle

Congo Regions are: Brazzaville Kouilou Sangha

Various World Country Facts:

  1. Jarvis Island Category: Geography - Natural resources: guano (deposits worked until late 1800s), terrestrial and aquatic wildlife

  2. Baker Island Category: Geography - Natural hazards: the narrow fringing reef surrounding the island can be a maritime hazard

  3. Seychelles Category: Government - Legal system: based on English common law, French civil law, and customary law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

  4. Lebanon Category: Economy - Public debt (% of GDP): 163.5% of GDP (2008 estimate)

  5. Norway Category: People - Population: 4,644,457 (July 2008 estimate)



Source: CIA - The World Factbook