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World Country Facts:

  1. Iceland Category: Economy - Natural gas - consumption (cu m): 0 cu m (2007 estimate)

  2. Tromelin Island Category: Geography - Area (sq km): total: 1 sq km; land: 1 sq km; water: 0 sq km

  3. Finland Category: Economy - Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad: 1.9 billion (2008 estimate)

  4. Western Sahara Category: Economy - Electricity - imports (kWh): 0 kWh (2007 estimate)

  5. Morocco Category: Economy - Electricity - consumption (kWh): 19.58 billion kWh (2006 estimate)

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  1. European Union Category: Economy - Current account balance: $NA

  2. Vietnam Category: Introduction - Background: The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Vietnam declared independence after World War II, but France continued to rule until its 1954 defeat by Communist forces under Ho Chi MINH. Under the Geneva Accords of 1954, Vietnam was divided into the Communist North and anti-Communist South. US economic and military aid to South Vietnam grew through the 1960s in an attempt to bolster the government, but US armed forces were withdrawn following a cease-fire agreement in 1973. Two years later, North Vietnamese forces overran the South reuniting the country under Communist rule. Despite the return of peace, for over a decade the country experienced little economic growth because of conservative leadership policies. However, since the enactment of Vietnam's "doi moi" (renovation) policy in 1986, Vietnamese authorities have committed to increased economic liberalization and enacted structural reforms needed to modernize the economy and to produce more competitive, export-driven industries. The country continues to experience protests from various groups - such as the Protestant Montagnard ethnic minority population of the Central Highlands and the Hoa Hao Buddhists in southern Vietnam over religious persecution. Montagnard grievances also include the loss of land to Vietnamese settlers.

  3. Pitcairn Islands Category: Transportation - Roadways (km): total: 6 km; unpaved: 6 km (dirt roads)

  4. Iceland Category: Economy - Industries: fish processing; aluminum smelting, ferrosilicon production; geothermal power, tourism

  5. Bermuda Category: Geography - Map references: North America

France Facts Info Stuff (FR):

France Latitude Facts: 46.9107939782989 and France Longitude Facts: 2.59494154057781

More World Country Facts:

  1. West Bank Category: People - Population below poverty line (%): 46% (2007 estimate)

  2. South Africa Category: Economy - Oil - production (bbl/day): 199,100 bbl/day (2007 estimate)

  3. Congo, Republic of the Category: People - Nationality: noun: Congolese (singular and plural); adjective: Congolese or Congo

  4. Howland Island Category: Economy - Economy - overview: no economic activity

  5. El Salvador Category: Geography - Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Massachusetts

France Regions are: Alsace Aquitaine Auvergne Basse-Normandie Bourgogne Bretagne Centre Champagne-Ardenne Corse Franche-Comte Haute-Normandie Ile-de-France Languedoc-Roussillon Limousin Lorraine Midi-Pyrenees Nord-Pas-de-Calais Pays de la Loire Picardie Poitou-Charentes Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Rhone-Alpes

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  1. Luxembourg Category: People - HIV/AIDS - deaths: fewer than 100 (2003 estimate)

  2. Mauritania Category: Economy - Exports - commodities (%): iron ore, fish and fish products, gold

  3. Brunei Category: Government - Independence: 1 January 1984 (from UK)

  4. Ghana Category: People - Population: 23,382,848; note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2008 estimate)

  5. Cape Verde Category: Geography - Area - comparative: slightly larger than Rhode Island



Source: CIA - The World Factbook