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World Country Facts:

  1. Turks and Caicos Islands Category: Government - Dependency status: overseas territory of the UK

  2. Mozambique Category: Geography - Irrigated land (sq km): 1,180 sq km (2003)

  3. Timor-Leste Category: Introduction - Background: The Portuguese began to trade with the island of Timor in the early 16th century and colonized it in mid-century. Skirmishing with the Dutch in the region eventually resulted in an 1859 treaty in which Portugal ceded the western portion of the island. Imperial Japan occupied Portuguese Timor from 1942 to 1945, but Portugal resumed colonial authority after the Japanese defeat in World War II. East Timor declared itself independent from Portugal on 28 November 1975 and was invaded and occupied by Indonesian forces nine days later. It was incorporated into Indonesia in July 1976 as the province of Timor Timur (East Timor). An unsuccessful campaign of pacification followed over the next two decades, during which an estimated 100,000 to 250,000 individuals lost their lives. On 30 August 1999, in a UN-supervised popular referendum, an overwhelming majority of the people of Timor-Leste voted for independence from Indonesia. Between the referendum and the arrival of a multinational peacekeeping force in late September 1999, anti-independence Timorese militias - organized and supported by the Indonesian military - commenced a large-scale, scorched-earth campaign of retribution. The militias killed approximately 1,400 Timorese and forcibly pushed 300,000 people into western Timor as refugees. The majority of the country's infrastructure, including homes, irrigation systems, water supply systems, and schools, and nearly 100% of the country's electrical grid were destroyed. On 20 September 1999 the Australian-led peacekeeping troops of the International Force for East Timor (INTERFET) deployed to the country and brought the violence to an end. On 20 May 2002, Timor-Leste was internationally recognized as an independent state. In late April 2006, internal tensions threatened the new nation's security when a military strike led to violence and a near breakdown of law and order in Dili. At the request of the Government of Timor-Leste, an Australian-led International Stabilization Force (ISF) deployed to Timor-Leste in late May. In August, the UN Security Council established the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), which included an authorized police presence of over 1,600 personnel. In subsequent months, many of the ISF soldiers were replaced by UN police officers; approximately 80 ISF officers remained as of January 2008. From April to June 2007, the Government of Timor-Leste held presidential and parliamentary elections in a largely peaceful atmosphere with the support and assistance of UNMIT and international donors.

  4. Estonia Category: Geography - Geography - note: the mainland terrain is flat, boggy, and partly wooded; offshore lie more than 1,500 islands

  5. Jordan Category: Geography - Geography - note: strategic location at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba and as the Arab country that shares the longest border with Israel and the occupied West Bank

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Random World Country Facts:

  1. Iraq Category: Economy - Electricity - exports (kWh): 0 kWh (2008)

  2. Papua New Guinea Category: People - Nationality: noun: Papua New Guinean(s); adjective: Papua New Guinean

  3. Kiribati Category: People - Nationality: noun: I-Kiribati (singular and plural); adjective: I-Kiribati

  4. New Caledonia Category: Government - Administrative divisions: none (overseas territory of France); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 3 provinces named Province des Iles, Province Nord, and Province Sud

  5. British Virgin Islands Category: Economy - Fiscal year: 1 April - 31 March

Iceland Facts Info Stuff (IS):

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

More World Country Facts:

  1. Macedonia Category: Economy - Currency (code): Macedonian denar (MKD)

  2. United Arab Emirates Category: Economy - Currency (code): Emirati dirham (AED)

  3. Heard Island and McDonald Islands Category: Geography - Coastline (km): 101.9 km

  4. Tuvalu Category: Economy - Exports - commodities (%): copra, fish

  5. Guinea Category: Economy - Distribution of family income - Gini index: 38.1 (2006)

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

Various World Country Facts:

  1. Kyrgyzstan Category: Economy - Electricity - production (kWh): 15.62 billion kWh (2006 estimate)

  2. Ethiopia Category: People - Birth rate (births/1,000 population): 43.97 births/1,000 population (2008 estimate)

  3. Estonia Category: Geography - Geographic coordinates: 59 00 N, 26 00 E

  4. Marshall Islands Category: Economy - Exports: .4 million f.o.b. (2008 estimate)

  5. Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Category: Government - Diplomatic representation in the US: none (overseas territory of the UK; also claimed by Argentina)



Source: CIA - The World Factbook