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  1. Pacific Ocean Category: Geography - Environment - current issues: endangered marine species include the dugong, sea lion, sea otter, seals, turtles, and whales; oil pollution in Philippine Sea and South China Sea

  2. Andorra Category: People - Birth rate (births/1,000 population): 10.59 births/1,000 population (2008 estimate)

  3. Namibia Category: People - HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate (%): 21.3% (2003 estimate)

  4. Netherlands Category: People - Population below poverty line (%): 10.5% (2005)

  5. Mauritania Category: Economy - Electricity - exports (kWh): 0 kWh (2007 estimate)

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  2. Niger Category: Geography - Maritime claims: none (landlocked)

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  5. Central African Republic Category: Geography - Area (sq km): total: 622,984 sq km; land: 622,984 sq km; water: 0 sq km

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Mauritania Latitude Facts: 19.49 and Mauritania Longitude Facts: -16.515

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  1. Antarctica Category: Transportation - Ports and terminals: there are no developed ports and harbors in Antarctica; most coastal stations have offshore anchorages, and supplies are transferred from ship to shore by small boats, barges, and helicopters; a few stations have a basic wharf facility; US coastal stations include McMurdo (77 51 S, 166 40 E), and Palmer (64 43 S, 64 03 W); government use only except by permit (see Permit Office under "Legal System"); all ships at port are subject to inspection in accordance with Article 7, Antarctic Treaty; offshore anchorage is sparse and intermittent; relevant legal instruments and authorization procedures adopted by the states parties to the Antarctic Treaty regulating access to the Antarctic Treaty area, to all areas between 60 and 90 degrees of latitude south, have to be complied with (see "Legal System"); The Hydrographic Committee on Antarctica (HCA), a special hydrographic commission of International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), is responsible for hydrographic surveying and nautical charting matters in Antarctic Treaty area; it coordinates and facilitates provision of accurate and appropriate charts and other aids to navigation in support of safety of navigation in region; membership of HCA is open to any IHO Member State whose government has acceded to the Antarctic Treaty and which contributes resources and/or data to IHO Chart coverage of the area; members of HCA are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, NZ, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Spain, UK, and US (2007)

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  5. Arctic Ocean Category: Geography - Elevation extremes (m): lowest point: Fram Basin -4,665 m; highest point: sea level 0 m

Mauritania Regions are: Dakhlet Nouadhibou Trarza

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Source: CIA - The World Factbook