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  1. Greece Category: Military - Military service age and obligation (years of age): 19-45 years of age for compulsory military service; during wartime the law allows for recruitment beginning January of the year of inductee's 18th birthday, thus including 17 year olds; 17 years of age for volunteers; conscript service obligation - 1 year for all services; women are eligible for voluntary military service (2008)

  2. India Category: People - Languages (%): Hindi 41%, Bengali 8.1%, Telugu 7.2%, Marathi 7%, Tamil 5.9%, Urdu 5%, Gujarati 4.5%, Kannada 3.7%, Malayalam 3.2%, Oriya 3.2%, Punjabi 2.8%, Assamese 1.3%, Maithili 1.2%, other 5.9%; note: English enjoys associate status but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication; Hindi is the national language and primary tongue of 41% of the people; there are 14 other official languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit; Hindustani is a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout northern India but is not an official language (2001 census)

  3. Seychelles Category: Economy - Electricity - production (kWh): 208 million kWh (2006 estimate)

  4. Finland Category: Transportation - Airports - with paved runways: total: 76; over 3,047 m: 2; 2,438 to 3,047 m: 27; 1,524 to 2,437 m: 10; 914 to 1,523 m: 22; under 914 m: 15 (2007)

  5. Brazil Category: Geography - Climate: mostly tropical, but temperate in south

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  1. Togo Category: Government - Political parties and leaders: Action Committee for Renewal or CAR [Yawovi AGBOYIBO]; Democratic Convention of African Peoples or CDPA; Democratic Party for Renewal or PDR; Juvento [Monsilia DJATO]; Movement of the Believers of Peace and Equality or MOCEP; Pan-African Patriotic Convergence or CPP; Rally for the Support for Development and Democracy or RSDD [Harry OLYMPIO]; Rally of the Togolese People or RPT [Faure GNASSINGBE]; Socialist Pact for Renewal or PSR; Union for Democracy and Social Progress or UDPS [Gagou KOKOU]; Union of Forces for a Change or UFC [Gilchrist OLYMPIO]

  2. Grenada Category: People - Total fertility rate (children born/woman): 2.27 children born/woman (2008 estimate)

  3. South Africa Category: Geography - Area (sq km): total: 1,219,912 sq km; land: 1,219,912 sq km; water: 0 sq km; note: includes Prince Edward Islands (Marion Island and Prince Edward Island)

  4. Dominican Republic Category: Introduction - Background: Explored and claimed by Christopher COLUMBUS on his first voyage in 1492, the island of Hispaniola became a springboard for Spanish conquest of the Caribbean and the American mainland. In 1697, Spain recognized French dominion over the western third of the island, which in 1804 became Haiti. The remainder of the island, by then known as Santo Domingo, sought to gain its own independence in 1821, but was conquered and ruled by the Haitians for 22 years; it finally attained independence as the Dominican Republic in 1844. In 1861, the Dominicans voluntarily returned to the Spanish Empire, but two years later they launched a war that restored independence in 1865. A legacy of unsettled, mostly non-representative rule followed, capped by the dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas TRUJILLO from 1930-61. Juan BOSCH was elected president in 1962, but was deposed in a military coup in 1963. In 1965, the United States led an intervention in the midst of a civil war sparked by an uprising to restore BOSCH. In 1966, Joaquin BALAGUER defeated BOSCH in an election to become president. BALAGUER maintained a tight grip on power for most of the next 30 years when international reaction to flawed elections forced him to curtail his term in 1996. Since then, regular competitive elections have been held in which opposition candidates have won the presidency. Former President (1996-2000) Leonel FERNANDEZ Reyna won election to a second term in 2004 following a constitutional amendment allowing presidents to serve more than one term.

  5. Moldova Category: Economy - Stock of direct foreign investment - at home: $NA

Germany Facts Info Stuff (DE):

Germany Latitude Facts: 50.7939301443617 and Germany Longitude Facts: 10.1037307315877

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  1. French Polynesia Category: People - Death rate (deaths/1,000 population): 4.67 deaths/1,000 population (2008 estimate)

  2. Saudi Arabia Category: Geography - Area - comparative: slightly more than one-fifth the size of the US

  3. Jersey Category: Economy - Unemployment rate (%): 2.2% (2006 estimate)

  4. South Africa Category: Transportation - Merchant marine: total: 3; by type: container 1, petroleum tanker 2; foreign-owned: 1 (Denmark 1); registered in other countries: 8 (Bahamas 1, Nigeria 1, NZ 1, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1, Seychelles 1, UK 3) (2008)

  5. Hong Kong Category: Economy - Industries: textiles, clothing, tourism, banking, shipping, electronics, plastics, toys, watches, clocks

Germany Regions are: Baden-Wurttemberg Bayern Berlin Brandenburg Bremen Hamburg Hessen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Niedersachsen Nordrhein-Westfalen Rheinland-Pfalz Saarland Sachsen Sachsen-Anhalt Schleswig-Holstein Thuringen

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  1. Holy See (Vatican City) Category: Government - Independence: 11 February 1929 (from Italy); note - the three treaties signed with Italy on 11 February 1929 acknowledged, among other things, the full sovereignty of the Vatican and established its territorial extent; however, the origin of the Papal States, which over the years have varied considerably in extent, may be traced back to the 8th century

  2. Dominican Republic Category: Economy - Imports: .02 billion f.o.b. (2008 estimate)

  3. Switzerland Category: Government - Government type: formally a confederation but similar in structure to a federal republic

  4. Luxembourg Category: Transportation - Airports: 2 (2007)

  5. Senegal Category: Economy - Current account balance: -.078 billion (2008 estimate)



Source: CIA - The World Factbook