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  1. French Polynesia Category: Economy - GDP (official exchange rate): .1 billion (2004)

  2. Indian Ocean Category: Transportation - Transportation - note: the International Maritime Bureau reports the territorial waters of littoral states and offshore waters as high risk for piracy and armed robbery against ships, particularly in the Gulf of Aden, along the east coast of Africa, the Bay of Bengal, and the Strait of Malacca; numerous vessels, including commercial shipping and pleasure craft, have been attacked and hijacked both at anchor and while underway; hijacked vessels are often disguised and cargoes stolen; crew and passengers are often held for ransom, murdered, or cast adrift

  3. Palau Category: Government - Capital: name: Melekeok; geographic coordinates: 7 29 N, 134 38 E; time difference: UTC+9 (14 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

  4. Rwanda Category: Introduction - Background: In 1959, three years before independence from Belgium, the majority ethnic group, the Hutus, overthrew the ruling Tutsi king. Over the next several years, thousands of Tutsis were killed, and some 150,000 driven into exile in neighboring countries. The children of these exiles later formed a rebel group, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), and began a civil war in 1990. The war, along with several political and economic upheavals, exacerbated ethnic tensions, culminating in April 1994 in the genocide of roughly 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus. The Tutsi rebels defeated the Hutu regime and ended the killing in July 1994, but approximately 2 million Hutu refugees - many fearing Tutsi retribution - fled to neighboring Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zaire. Since then, most of the refugees have returned to Rwanda, but several thousand remained in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC; the former Zaire) and formed an extremist insurgency bent on retaking Rwanda, much as the RPF tried in 1990. Despite substantial international assistance and political reforms - including Rwanda's first local elections in March 1999 and its first post-genocide presidential and legislative elections in August and September 2003 - the country continues to struggle to boost investment and agricultural output, and ethnic reconciliation is complicated by the real and perceived Tutsi political dominance. Kigali's increasing centralization and intolerance of dissent, the nagging Hutu extremist insurgency across the border, and Rwandan involvement in two wars in recent years in the neighboring DRC continue to hinder Rwanda's efforts to escape its bloody legacy.

  5. Samoa Category: Economy - Natural gas - proved reserves (cu m): 0 cu m (1 January 2006 estimate)

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  1. Uganda Category: Economy - GDP (purchasing power parity): .23 billion (2008 estimate)

  2. Indonesia Category: Geography - Total renewable water resources (cu km): 2,838 cu km (1999)

  3. Nepal Category: People - HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 61,000 (2001 estimate)

  4. Gambia, The Category: Geography - Climate: tropical; hot, rainy season (June to November); cooler, dry season (November to May)

  5. Comoros Category: Government - Flag description: four equal horizontal bands of yellow (top), white, red, and blue with a green isosceles triangle based on the hoist; centered within the triangle is a white crescent with the convex side facing the hoist and four white, five-pointed stars placed vertically in a line between the points of the crescent; the horizontal bands and the four stars represent the four main islands of the archipelago - Mwali, Njazidja, Nzwani, and Mahore (Mayotte - territorial collectivity of France, but claimed by Comoros); note: the crescent, stars, and color green are traditional symbols of Islam

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India Latitude Facts: 21.0490467516698 and India Longitude Facts: 78.4296782027931

More World Country Facts:

  1. Angola Category: Geography - Geography - note: the province of Cabinda is an exclave, separated from the rest of the country by the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  2. Pacific Ocean Category: Geography - Map references: Political Map of the World

  3. Niue Category: Economy - Exports: 1,400 (2004)

  4. Macedonia Category: Economy - Economy - overview: At independence in September 1991, Macedonia was the least developed of the Yugoslav republics, producing a mere 5% of the total federal output of goods and services. The collapse of Yugoslavia ended transfer payments from the central government and eliminated advantages from inclusion in a de facto free trade area. An absence of infrastructure, UN sanctions on the downsized Yugoslavia, and a Greek economic embargo over a dispute about the country's constitutional name and flag hindered economic growth until 1996. GDP subsequently rose each year through 2000. In 2001, during a civil conflict, the economy shrank 4.5% because of decreased trade, intermittent border closures, increased deficit spending on security needs, and investor uncertainty. Growth barely recovered in 2002 to 0.9%, then averaged 4% per year during 2003-07, expanding to 5.1% in 2007. Macedonia has maintained macroeconomic stability with low inflation, but it has so far lagged the region in attracting foreign investment and creating jobs, despite making extensive fiscal and business sector reforms. Official unemployment remains high at nearly 35%, but may be overstated based on the existence of an extensive gray market, estimated to be more than 20 percent of GDP, that is not captured by official statistics.

  5. Cameroon Category: Government - Political parties and leaders: Cameroonian Democratic Union or UDC [Adamou Ndam NJOYA]; Cameroon People's Democratic Movement or RDPC [Paul BIYA]; Movement for the Defense of the Republic or MDR [Dakole DAISSALA]; Movement for the Liberation and Development of Cameroon or MLDC [Marcel YONDO]; National Union for Democracy and Progress or UNDP [Maigari BELLO BOUBA]; Progressive Movement or MP; Social Democratic Front or SDF [John FRU NDI]; Union of Peoples of Cameroon or UPC [Augustin Frederic KODOCK]

India Regions are: Andaman and Nicobar Islands Andhra Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh Assam Bihar Chandigarh Chhattisgarh Dadra and Nagar Haveli Daman and Diu Delhi Goa Gujarat Haryana Himachal Pradesh Jammu and Kashmir Jharkhand Karnataka Kerala Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Manipur Meghalaya Mizoram Nagaland Orissa Puducherry Punjab Rajasthan Sikkim Tamil Nadu Tripura Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand West Bengal

Various World Country Facts:

  1. Saudi Arabia Category: Government - Suffrage: 21 years of age; male

  2. Paracel Islands Category: Geography - Natural resources: none

  3. Slovenia Category: People - Languages (%): Slovenian 91.1%, Serbo-Croatian 4.5%, other or unspecified 4.4% (2002 census)

  4. Iran Category: Economy - Imports - commodities (%): industrial raw materials and intermediate goods, capital goods, foodstuffs and other consumer goods, technical services

  5. Guadeloupe Category: Economy - Debt - external: $NA



Source: CIA - The World Factbook