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World Country Facts:

  1. Dominica Category: Military - Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 756; female: 713 (2008 estimate)

  2. United Kingdom Category: People - Ethnic groups (%): white (of which English 83.6%, Scottish 8.6%, Welsh 4.9%, Northern Irish 2.9%) 92.1%, black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, mixed 1.2%, other 1.6% (2001 census)

  3. Micronesia, Federated States of Category: Economy - Imports - commodities (%): food, manufactured goods, machinery and equipment, beverages

  4. India Category: Economy - Economy - overview: India's diverse economy encompasses traditional village farming, modern agriculture, handicrafts, a wide range of modern industries, and a multitude of services. Services are the major source of economic growth, accounting for more than half of India's output with less than one third of its labor force. About three-fifths of the work force is in agriculture, leading the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to articulate an economic reform program that includes developing basic infrastructure to improve the lives of the rural poor and boost economic performance. The government has reduced controls on foreign trade and investment. Higher limits on foreign direct investment were permitted in a few key sectors, such as telecommunications. However, tariff spikes in sensitive categories, including agriculture, and incremental progress on economic reforms still hinder foreign access to India's vast and growing market. Privatization of government-owned industries remains stalled and continues to generate political debate; populist pressure from within the UPA government and from its Left Front allies continues to restrain needed initiatives. The economy has posted an average growth rate of more than 7% in the decade since 1997, reducing poverty by about 10 percentage points. India achieved 8.5% GDP growth in 2006, and again in 2007, significantly expanding production of manufactures. India is capitalizing on its large numbers of well-educated people skilled in the English language to become a major exporter of software services and software workers. Economic expansion has helped New Delhi continue to make progress in reducing its federal fiscal deficit. However, strong growth combined with easy consumer credit and a real estate boom fueled inflation concerns in 2006 and 2007, leading to a series of central bank interest rate hikes that have slowed credit growth and eased inflation concerns. The huge and growing population is the fundamental social, economic, and environmental problem.

  5. Congo, Democratic Republic of the Category: Economy - Fiscal year: calendar year

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Papua New Guinea Facts Info Stuff (PG):

Papua New Guinea Latitude Facts: -6.43166666666667 and Papua New Guinea Longitude Facts: 147.828333333333

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  1. Singapore Category: Military - Military branches: Singapore Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force (includes Air Defense) (2008)

  2. Micronesia, Federated States of Category: Military - Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 21,748 (2008 estimate)

  3. Wallis and Futuna Category: Economy - Budget: revenues: ,730; expenditures: ,330 (2004 estimate)

  4. Djibouti Category: People - HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 9,100 (2003 estimate)

  5. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Category: Communications - Television broadcast stations: 0 (2003)

Papua New Guinea Regions are: East New Britain Eastern Highlands Madang Milne Bay Morobe National Capital New Ireland Sandaun Western Highlands

Various World Country Facts:

  1. Bahrain Category: Economy - Stock of direct foreign investment - at home: .2 billion (2008 estimate)

  2. Malawi Category: Economy - Natural gas - imports (cu m): 0 cu m (2007 estimate)

  3. Madagascar Category: Geography - Elevation extremes (m): lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m; highest point: Maromokotro 2,876 m

  4. Marshall Islands Category: Geography - Map references: Oceania

  5. Burundi Category: Economy - Exchange rates: Burundi francs (BIF) per US dollar - 1,198 (2008 est.), 1,065 (2007), 1,030 (2006), 1,138 (2005), 1,100.91 (2004)

Source: CIA - The World Factbook