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World Country Facts:

  1. Uganda Category: People - Median age (years): total: 15 years; male: 14.9 years; female: 15.1 years (2008 estimate)

  2. Svalbard Category: Economy - GDP - real growth rate (%): NA%

  3. Glorioso Islands Category: Geography - Environment - current issues: NA

  4. Bolivia Category: Transportation - Pipelines (km): gas 4,883 km; liquid petroleum gas 47 km; oil 2,475 km; refined products 1,589 km (2008)

  5. Libya Category: Introduction - Background: The Italians supplanted the Ottoman Turks in the area around Tripoli in 1911 and did not relinquish their hold until 1943 when defeated in World War II. Libya then passed to UN administration and achieved independence in 1951. Following a 1969 military coup, Col. Muammar Abu Minyar al-QADHAFI began to espouse his own political system, the Third Universal Theory. The system is a combination of socialism and Islam derived in part from tribal practices and is supposed to be implemented by the Libyan people themselves in a unique form of "direct democracy." QADHAFI has always seen himself as a revolutionary and visionary leader. He used oil funds during the 1970s and 1980s to promote his ideology outside Libya, supporting subversives and terrorists abroad to hasten the end of Marxism and capitalism. In addition, beginning in 1973, he engaged in military operations in northern Chad's Aozou Strip - to gain access to minerals and to use as a base of influence in Chadian politics - but was forced to retreat in 1987. UN sanctions in 1992 isolated QADHAFI politically following the downing of Pan AM Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. During the 1990s, QADHAFI began to rebuild his relationships with Europe. UN sanctions were suspended in April 1999 and finally lifted in September 2003 after Libya accepted responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing. In December 2003, Libya announced that it had agreed to reveal and end its programs to develop weapons of mass destruction and to renounce terrorism. QADHAFI has made significant strides in normalizing relations with Western nations since then. He has received various Western European leaders as well as many working-level and commercial delegations, and made his first trip to Western Europe in 15 years when he traveled to Brussels in April 2004. Libya has responded in good faith to legal cases brought against it in US courts for terrorist acts that predate its renunciation of violence. Claims for compensation in the Lockerbie bombing, LaBelle disco bombing, and UTA 772 bombing cases are ongoing. The US rescinded Libya's designation as a state sponsor of terrorism in June 2006. In late 2007, Libya was elected by the General Assembly to a nonpermanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the 2008-09 term.

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  1. Kiribati Category: Transnational Issues - Disputes - international: none

  2. Navassa Island Category: Transnational Issues - Disputes - international: claimed by Haiti, source of subsistence fishing

  3. Vanuatu Category: Military - Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 2,385; female: 2,290 (2008 estimate)

  4. Western Sahara Category: Communications - Radio broadcast stations: AM 2, FM 0, shortwave 0 (1998)

  5. South Africa Category: Economy - GDP - real growth rate (%): 3.7% (2008 estimate)

Dominica Facts Info Stuff (DM):

Dominica Latitude Facts: 15.3933333333333 and Dominica Longitude Facts: -61.3688888888889

More World Country Facts:

  1. Baker Island Category: Geography - Land boundaries (km): 0 km

  2. Comoros Category: Military - Military expenditures (% of GDP): 2.8% of GDP (2006)

  3. Romania Category: Transportation - Merchant marine: total: 17; by type: cargo 11, passenger 1, passenger/cargo 2, petroleum tanker 2, roll on/roll off 1; registered in other countries: 49 (Cambodia 1, Georgia 16, North Korea 4, Liberia 2, Malta 8, Marshall Islands 1, Moldova 3, Panama 7, Saint Kitts and Nevis 1, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1, Sierra Leone 3, Syria 2) (2008)

  4. Monaco Category: Economy - Inflation rate (consumer prices) (%): 1.9% (2000)

  5. Uruguay Category: Transportation - Waterways (km): 1,600 km (2008)

Dominica Regions are: Saint David Saint George Saint John Saint Joseph Saint Luke Saint Patrick Saint Paul Saint Peter

Various World Country Facts:

  1. New Caledonia Category: Government - National holiday: Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)

  2. Kosovo Category: Economy - Reserves of foreign exchange and gold: $NA

  3. Coral Sea Islands Category: Geography - Area (sq km): total: less than 3 sq km; land: less than 3 sq km; water: 0 sq km; note: includes numerous small islands and reefs scattered over a sea area of about 780,000 sq km, with the Willis Islets the most important

  4. Ecuador Category: Geography - Elevation extremes (m): lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m; highest point: Chimborazo 6,267 m

  5. Johnston Atoll Category: Geography - Area (sq km): total: 2.63 sq km; land: 2.63 sq km; water: 0 sq km



Source: CIA - The World Factbook