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  1. Paraguay Category: Government - Flag description: three equal, horizontal bands of red (top), white, and blue with an emblem centered in the white band; unusual flag in that the emblem is different on each side; the obverse (hoist side at the left) bears the national coat of arms (a yellow five-pointed star within a green wreath capped by the words REPUBLICA DEL PARAGUAY, all within two circles); the reverse (hoist side at the right) bears the seal of the treasury (a yellow lion below a red Cap of Liberty and the words Paz y Justicia (Peace and Justice) capped by the words REPUBLICA DEL PARAGUAY, all within two circles)

  2. Mauritania Category: People - HIV/AIDS - deaths: fewer than 500 (2003 estimate)

  3. Liberia Category: People - Ethnic groups (%): indigenous African 95% (including Kpelle, Bassa, Gio, Kru, Grebo, Mano, Krahn, Gola, Gbandi, Loma, Kissi, Vai, Dei, Bella, Mandingo, and Mende), Americo-Liberians 2.5% (descendants of immigrants from the US who had been slaves), Congo People 2.5% (descendants of immigrants from the Caribbean who had been slaves)

  4. Kuwait Category: Economy - GDP (official exchange rate): 9.7 billion (2008 estimate)

  5. Djibouti Category: Transportation - Railways (km): total: 100 km (Djibouti segment of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway); narrow gauge: 100 km 1.000-m gauge; note: railway under joint control of Djibouti and Ethiopia but remains largely inoperable (2006)

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  1. Nauru Category: Geography - Area - comparative: about 0.1 times the size of Washington, DC

  2. Malaysia Category: Government - Political pressure groups and leaders: Bersih (electoral reform); Sharia High Court; other: religious groups; women's groups; youth groups

  3. Antigua and Barbuda Category: Geography - Coastline (km): 153 km

  4. United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges Category: Geography - Maritime claims: territorial sea: 12 nm; exclusive economic zone: 200 nm

  5. Spratly Islands Category: Geography - Irrigated land (sq km): 0 sq km

Cuba Facts Info Stuff (CU):

Cuba Latitude Facts: 21.9033333333333 and Cuba Longitude Facts: -79.5625

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  1. Israel Category: People - Life expectancy at birth (years): total population: 80.61 years; male: 78.54 years; female: 82.79 years (2008 estimate)

  2. Egypt Category: People - Literacy (%): definition: age 15 and over can read and write; total population: 71.4%; male: 83%; female: 59.4% (2005 estimate)

  3. Atlantic Ocean Category: Geography - Area - comparative: slightly less than 6.5 times the size of the US

  4. Nicaragua Category: Communications - Internet hosts: 58,157 (2008)

  5. Mongolia Category: Economy - GDP (purchasing power parity): .792 billion (2008 estimate)

Cuba Regions are: Camaguey Ciego de Avila Cienfuegos Ciudad de la Habana Granma Holguin La Habana Las Tunas Matanzas Pinar del Rio Sancti Spiritus Santiago de Cuba Villa Clara

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  1. Spain Category: Introduction - Background: Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World Wars I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) have given Spain one of the most dynamic economies in Europe and made it a global champion of freedom. Continuing challenges include Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) terrorism, illegal immigration, and slowing economic growth.

  2. Antarctica Category: Government - Government type: Antarctic Treaty Summary - the Antarctic Treaty, signed on 1 December 1959 and entered into force on 23 June 1961, establishes the legal framework for the management of Antarctica; the 30th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting was held in Delhi, India in April/May 2007; at these periodic meetings, decisions are made by consensus (not by vote) of all consultative member nations; at the end of 2007, there were 46 treaty member nations: 28 consultative and 18 non-consultative; consultative (decision-making) members include the seven nations that claim portions of Antarctica as national territory (some claims overlap) and 21 non-claimant nations; the US and Russia have reserved the right to make claims; the US does not recognize the claims of others; Antarctica is administered through meetings of the consultative member nations; decisions from these meetings are carried out by these member nations (with respect to their own nationals and operations) in accordance with their own national laws; the years in parentheses indicate when a consultative member-nation acceded to the Treaty and when it was accepted as a consultative member, while no date indicates the country was an original 1959 treaty signatory; claimant nations are - Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, NZ, Norway, and the UK. Nonclaimant consultative nations are - Belgium, Brazil (1975/1983), Bulgaria (1978/1998) China (1983/1985), Ecuador (1987/1990), Finland (1984/1989), Germany (1979/1981), India (1983/1983), Italy (1981/1987), Japan, South Korea (1986/1989), Netherlands (1967/1990), Peru (1981/1989), Poland (1961/1977), Russia, South Africa, Spain (1982/1988), Sweden (1984/1988), Ukraine (1992/2004), Uruguay (1980/1985), and the US; non-consultative members, with year of accession in parentheses, are - Austria (1987), Belarus (2006), Canada (1988), Colombia (1989), Cuba (1984), Czech Republic (1962/1993), Denmark (1965), Estonia (2001), Greece (1987), Guatemala (1991), Hungary (1984), North Korea (1987), Papua New Guinea (1981), Romania (1971), Slovakia (1962/1993), Switzerland (1990), Turkey (1996), and Venezuela (1999); note - Czechoslovakia acceded to the Treaty in 1962 and separated into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993; Article 1 - area to be used for peaceful purposes only; military activity, such as weapons testing, is prohibited, but military personnel and equipment may be used for scientific research or any other peaceful purpose; Article 2 - freedom of scientific investigation and cooperation shall continue; Article 3 - free exchange of information and personnel, cooperation with the UN and other international agencies; Article 4 - does not recognize, dispute, or establish territorial claims and no new claims shall be asserted while the treaty is in force; Article 5 - prohibits nuclear explosions or disposal of radioactive wastes; Article 6 - includes under the treaty all land and ice shelves south of 60 degrees 00 minutes south and reserves high seas rights; Article 7 - treaty-state observers have free access, including aerial observation, to any area and may inspect all stations, installations, and equipment; advance notice of all expeditions and of the introduction of military personnel must be given; Article 8 - allows for jurisdiction over observers and scientists by their own states; Article 9 - frequent consultative meetings take place among member nations; Article 10 - treaty states will discourage activities by any country in Antarctica that are contrary to the treaty; Article 11 - disputes to be settled peacefully by the parties concerned or, ultimately, by the ICJ; Articles 12, 13, 14 - deal with upholding, interpreting, and amending the treaty among involved nations; other agreements - some 200 recommendations adopted at treaty consultative meetings and ratified by governments include - Agreed Measures for Fauna and Flora (1964) which were later incorporated into the Environmental Protocol; Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals (1972); Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (1980); a mineral resources agreement was signed in 1988 but remains unratified; the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty was signed 4 October 1991 and entered into force 14 January 1998; this agreement provides for the protection of the Antarctic environment through six specific annexes: 1) environmental impact assessment, 2) conservation of Antarctic fauna and flora, 3) waste disposal and waste management, 4) prevention of marine pollution, 5) area protection and management and 6) liability arising from environmental emergencies; it prohibits all activities relating to mineral resources except scientific research; a permanent Antarctic Treaty Secretariat was established in 2004 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  3. Maldives Category: Economy - Labor force - by occupation (%): agriculture: 22%; industry: 18%; services: 60% (1995)

  4. Morocco Category: Government - Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal (as of January 2003)

  5. Algeria Category: Transportation - Railways (km): total: 3,973 km; standard gauge: 2,888 km 1.435-m gauge (283 km electrified); narrow gauge: 1,085 km 1.055-m gauge (2006)



Source: CIA - The World Factbook