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World Country Facts:

  1. Swaziland Category: Economy - Household income or consumption by percentage share (%): lowest 10%: 1.6%; highest 10%: 40.7% (2001)

  2. Netherlands Antilles Category: Government - Political pressure groups and leaders: Employers Association (VBC); Unions (AVBO)

  3. Madagascar Category: Military - Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 4,443,341; females age 16-49: 4,441,124 (2008 estimate)

  4. Turks and Caicos Islands Category: Government - Country name: conventional long form: none; conventional short form: Turks and Caicos Islands; abbreviation: TCI

  5. Korea, North Category: Economy - Economy - overview: North Korea, one of the world's most centrally directed and least open economies, faces chronic economic problems. Industrial capital stock is nearly beyond repair as a result of years of underinvestment and shortages of spare parts. Industrial and power output have declined in parallel from pre-1990 levels. Due in part to severe summer flooding followed by dry weather conditions in the fall of 2006, the nation suffered its 13th year of food shortages because of on-going systemic problems including a lack of arable land, collective farming practices, and persistent shortages of tractors and fuel. During the summer of 2007, severe flooding again occurred. Large-scale international food aid deliveries have allowed the people of North Korea to escape widespread starvation since famine threatened in 1995, but the population continues to suffer from prolonged malnutrition and poor living conditions. Large-scale military spending draws off resources needed for investment and civilian consumption. Since 2002, the government has formalized an arrangement whereby private "farmers' markets" were allowed to begin selling a wider range of goods. It also permitted some private farming on an experimental basis in an effort to boost agricultural output. In October 2005, the government tried to reverse some of these policies by forbidding private sales of grains and reinstituting a centralized food rationing system. By December 2005, the government terminated most international humanitarian assistance operations in North Korea (calling instead for developmental assistance only) and restricted the activities of remaining international and non-governmental aid organizations such as the World Food Program. External food aid now comes primarily from China and South Korea in the form of grants and long-term concessional loans. During the October 2007 summit, South Korea also agreed to develop some of North Korea's infrastructure and natural resources and light industry. Firm political control remains the Communist government's overriding concern, which will likely inhibit the loosening of economic regulations.

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  1. Yemen Category: People - Sex ratio (male(s)/female): at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female; under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female; 15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female; 65 years and over: 0.94 male(s)/female; total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2008 estimate)

  2. Comoros Category: Economy - Electricity - imports (kWh): 0 kWh (2007 estimate)

  3. Kosovo Category: Economy - Exports - commodities (%): mining and processed metal products, scrap metals, leather products, machinery, appliances

  4. Kazakhstan Category: Economy - GDP (purchasing power parity): 4.3 billion (2008 estimate)

  5. Arctic Ocean Category: Geography - Coastline (km): 45,389 km

Mauritius Facts Info Stuff (MU):

Mauritius Latitude Facts: -20.2163963963964 and Mauritius Longitude Facts: 57.6618918918919

More World Country Facts:

  1. Tromelin Island Category: Geography - Geography - note: climatologically important location for forecasting cyclones; wildlife sanctuary (seabirds, tortoises)

  2. Indonesia Category: Transnational Issues - Trafficking in persons: current situation: Indonesia is a source, transit, and destination country for women, children and men trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labor; Indonesian victims are trafficked to Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore; a significant number of Indonesian women who go overseas each year to work as domestic servants or "cultural performers" are subjected to conditions of involuntary servitude and commercial sexual exploitation; to a minimal extent, Indonesia is a destination for women from East Asia, Europe, and South America who are trafficked for sexual exploitation; there is extensive trafficking within Indonesia from rural to urban metropolitan areas particularly for sexual exploitation and involuntary domestic servitude; tier rating: Tier 2 Watch List - Indonesia is placed on the Tier 2 Watch List for its failure to provide evidence of increasing efforts to combat trafficking

  3. Azerbaijan Category: Economy - Oil - consumption (bbl/day): 160,000 bbl/day (2007 estimate)

  4. Chile Category: Geography - Coastline (km): 6,435 km

  5. Latvia Category: Economy - Industrial production growth rate (%): -3.2% (2008 estimate)

Mauritius Regions are: Black River Flacq Grand Port Moka Pamplemousses Plaines Wilhems Port Louis Riviere du Rempart Rodrigues Savanne

Various World Country Facts:

  1. Tunisia Category: Economy - Natural gas - imports (cu m): 0 cu m (2005)

  2. Saint Lucia Category: Military - Military expenditures (% of GDP): NA

  3. Brazil Category: Economy - Natural gas - imports (cu m): 10 billion cu m (2007 estimate)

  4. Angola Category: Geography - Environment - current issues: overuse of pastures and subsequent soil erosion attributable to population pressures; desertification; deforestation of tropical rain forest, in response to both international demand for tropical timber and to domestic use as fuel, resulting in loss of biodiversity; soil erosion contributing to water pollution and siltation of rivers and dams; inadequate supplies of potable water

  5. Belgium Category: Communications - Television broadcast stations: 25 (plus 10 repeaters) (1997)

Source: CIA - The World Factbook