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World Country Facts:

  1. Mauritius Category: Economy - Public debt (% of GDP): 57.2% of GDP (2008 estimate)

  2. Spain Category: Military - Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 8,228,426; females age 16-49: 7,990,678 (2008 estimate)

  3. Qatar Category: Geography - Area (sq km): total: 11,437 sq km; land: 11,437 sq km; water: 0 sq km

  4. Angola Category: Economy - Oil - imports (bbl/day): 19,550 bbl/day (2005)

  5. United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges Category: Geography - Natural resources: terrestrial and aquatic wildlife

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  1. Guinea-Bissau Category: Introduction - Background: Since independence from Portugal in 1974, Guinea-Bissau has experienced considerable political and military upheaval. In 1980, a military coup established authoritarian dictator Joao Bernardo 'Nino' VIEIRA as president. Despite setting a path to a market economy and multiparty system, VIEIRA's regime was characterized by the suppression of political opposition and the purging of political rivals. Several coup attempts through the 1980s and early 1990s failed to unseat him. In 1994 VIEIRA was elected president in the country's first free elections. A military mutiny and resulting civil war in 1998 eventually led to VIEIRA's ouster in May 1999. In February 2000, a transitional government turned over power to opposition leader Kumba YALA, after he was elected president in transparent polling. In September 2003, after only three years in office, YALA was ousted by the military in a bloodless coup, and businessman Henrique ROSA was sworn in as interim president. In 2005, former President VIEIRA was re-elected president pledging to pursue economic development and national reconciliation.

  2. Sierra Leone Category: Economy - Oil - consumption (bbl/day): 8,430 bbl/day (2006 estimate)

  3. Jamaica Category: Economy - Industries: tourism, bauxite/alumina, agro processing, light manufactures, rum, cement, metal, paper, chemical products, telecommunications

  4. Laos Category: Economy - Debt - external: .179 billion (2006)

  5. Brunei Category: Economy - GDP - composition by sector (%): agriculture: 0.7%; industry: 75%; services: 25% (2005 estimate)

Iceland Facts Info Stuff (IS):

Iceland Latitude Facts: 64.9051428571428 and Iceland Longitude Facts: -19.9092857142857

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  1. Seychelles Category: Government - Administrative divisions: 23 administrative districts; Anse aux Pins, Anse Boileau, Anse Etoile, Anse Louis, Anse Royale, Baie Lazare, Baie Sainte Anne, Beau Vallon, Bel Air, Bel Ombre, Cascade, Glacis, Grand' Anse (on Mahe), Grand' Anse (on Praslin), La Digue, La Riviere Anglaise, Mont Buxton, Mont Fleuri, Plaisance, Pointe La Rue, Port Glaud, Saint Louis, Takamaka

  2. Jarvis Island Category: Geography - Elevation extremes (m): lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m; highest point: unnamed location 7 m

  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina Category: Economy - Electricity - production (kWh): 12.84 billion kWh (2006 estimate)

  4. Wake Island Category: Geography - Elevation extremes (m): lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m; highest point: unnamed location 6 m

  5. Zambia Category: Economy - Oil - consumption (bbl/day): 14,760 bbl/day (2006 estimate)

Iceland Regions are: Arnessysla Austur-Hunavatnssysla Austur-Skaftafellssysla Borgarfjardarsysla Eyjafjardarsysla Gullbringusysla Kjosarsysla Myrasysla Nordur-Mulasysla Nordur-Tingeyjarsysla Rangarvallasysla Skagafjardarsysla Snafellsnes- og Hnappadalssysla Sudur-Mulasysla Sudur-Tingeyjarsysla Vestur-Bardastrandarsysla Vestur-Hunavatnssysla Vestur-Isafjardarsysla Vestur-Skaftafellssysla

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  1. Dominican Republic Category: People - Age structure (%): 0-14 years: 31.8% (male 1,537,981/female 1,482,546); 15-64 years: 62.4% (male 3,029,349/female 2,905,471); 65 years and over: 5.8% (male 255,898/female 295,888) (2008 estimate)

  2. Sweden Category: Economy - Inflation rate (consumer prices) (%): 1.6% (November 2008 estimate)

  3. Afghanistan Category: Economy - GDP - per capita (PPP): 0 (2008 estimate)

  4. France Category: People - Languages (%): French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish); overseas departments: French, Creole patois

  5. 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.



Source: CIA - The World Factbook