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World Country Facts:

  1. Lithuania Category: Government - Legislative branch: unicameral Parliament or Seimas (141 seats; 71 members are elected by popular vote, 70 are elected by proportional representation; serve four-year terms); elections: last held 10 and 24 October 2004 (next to be held in October 2008); election results: percent of vote by party - Labor 28.6%, Working for Lithuania (Social Democrats and Social Liberals) 20.7%, TS 14.6%, For Order and Justice (Liberal Democrats and Lithuanian People's Union) 11.4%, Liberal and Center Union 9.1%, Farmers and New Democracy Union 6.6%, other 9%; seats by faction - Social Democrats 38, TS 25, Labor 23, Farmers National Union 13 (combined with Civil Democracy), Liberal Democrats/Order and Justice 11, New Union Social Liberals 10, Liberal and Center Union 10, Liberal Movement 9, independent 2 (as of April 2008)

  2. Macau Category: Government - Legal system: based on Portuguese civil law system

  3. Turks and Caicos Islands Category: Economy - GDP (purchasing power parity): 6 million (2002 estimate)

  4. Europa Island Category: Geography - Area (sq km): total: 28 sq km; land: 28 sq km; water: 0 sq km

  5. European Union Category: Economy - Currency (code): euro, British pound, Bulgarian lev, Czech koruna, Danish krone, Estonian kroon, Hungarian forint, Latvian lat, Lithuanian litas, Polish zloty, Romanian leu, Slovak koruna, Swedish krona

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  1. Slovakia Category: Geography - Environment - current issues: air pollution from metallurgical plants presents human health risks; acid rain damaging forests

  2. French Guiana Category: Economy - Unemployment rate (%): 19.2% (December 2003 estimate)

  3. Isle of Man Category: Government - Legal system: the laws of the UK, where applicable, apply and Manx statutes

  4. Mexico Category: Government - Country name: conventional long form: United Mexican States; conventional short form: Mexico; local long form: Estados Unidos Mexicanos; local short form: Mexico

  5. Japan Category: Introduction - Background: In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For more than two centuries this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Following the Treaty of Kanagawa with the US in 1854, Japan opened its ports and began to intensively modernize and industrialize. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan became a regional power that was able to defeat the forces of both China and Russia. It occupied Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), and southern Sakhalin Island. In 1931-32 Japan occupied Manchuria, and in 1937 it launched a full-scale invasion of China. Japan attacked US forces in 1941 - triggering America's entry into World War II - and soon occupied much of East and Southeast Asia. After its defeat in World War II, Japan recovered to become an economic power and a staunch ally of the US. While the emperor retains his throne as a symbol of national unity, elected politicians - with heavy input from bureaucrats and business executives - wield actual decisionmaking power. The economy experienced a major slowdown starting in the 1990s following three decades of unprecedented growth, but Japan still remains a major economic power, both in Asia and globally.

Panama Facts Info Stuff (PA):

Panama Latitude Facts: 8.60972789115646 and Panama Longitude Facts: -80.5712925170068

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  1. Belgium Category: Economy - Oil - proved reserves (bbl): 0 bbl (1 January 2006 estimate)

  2. British Indian Ocean Territory Category: Government - Diplomatic representation in the US: none (overseas territory of the UK)

  3. Mauritius Category: Economy - Natural gas - exports (cu m): 0 cu m (2007 estimate)

  4. Israel Category: Government - Executive branch: chief of state: President Shimon PERES (since 15 July 2007); head of government: Prime Minister Ehud OLMERT (since May 2006); Deputy Prime Minister Tzipora "Tzipi" LIVNI; note - Prime Minister OLMERT resigned on 17 September 2008, but will serve as acting prime minister until a new government is formed; cabinet: Cabinet selected by prime minister and approved by the Knesset; elections: president is largely a ceremonial role and is elected by the Knesset for a seven-year term (one-term limit); election last held 13 June 2007 (next to be held in 2014 but can be called earlier); following legislative elections, the president assigns a Knesset member - traditionally the leader of the largest party - the task of forming a governing coalition; note: government coalition - Kadima, Labor Party, GIL (Pensioners), and SHAS; election results: Shimon PERES elected president; number of votes in first round - Shimon PERES 58, Reuven RIVLIN 37, Colette AVITAL 21; PERES elected president in second round with 86 votes (unopposed)

  5. Mongolia Category: Economy - Exports - partners (%): China 71.9%, Canada 10.7%, US 4.8% (2007)

Panama Regions are: Bocas del Toro Chiriqui Cocle Colon Darien Herrera Los Santos Panama San Blas Veraguas

Various World Country Facts:

  1. Solomon Islands Category: Economy - Natural gas - production (cu m): 0 cu m (2007 estimate)

  2. Andorra Category: Economy - Budget: revenues: 6.9 million; expenditures: 6.8 million (2007)

  3. Saint Lucia Category: Communications - Telephones - mobile cellular: 105,700 (2005)

  4. Akrotiri Category: Communications - Television broadcast stations: 0 (British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) provides multi-channel satellite service to Akrotiri, Dhekelia, and Nicosia) (2006)

  5. Papua New Guinea Category: Government - Government type: constitutional parliamentary democracy



Source: CIA - The World Factbook