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  1. Kingman Reef Category: Geography - Environment - current issues: none

  2. Zambia Category: Transnational Issues - Trafficking in persons: current situation: Zambia is a source, transit, and destination country for women and children trafficked for the purposes of forced labor and sexual exploitation; many Zambian child laborers, particularly those in the agriculture, domestic service, and fishing sectors, are also victims of human trafficking; Zambian women, lured by false employment or marriage offers abroad, are trafficked to South Africa via Zimbabwe and to Europe via Malawi for sexual exploitation; Zambia is a transit point for regional trafficking of women and children, particularly from Angola to Namibia and from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to South Africa for agricultural labor; tier rating: Tier 2 Watch List - Zambia is on the Tier 2 Watch List for failing to provide evidence of increasing efforts to combat severe forms of trafficking, particularly in regard to its inability to bring alleged traffickers to justice through prosecutions and convictions; unlike 2006, there were no new prosecutions or convictions of alleged traffickers in 2007; government efforts to protect victims of trafficking remained extremely limited throughout the year (2008)

  3. Faroe Islands Category: Economy - GDP - per capita (PPP): ,000 (2001 estimate)

  4. Guyana Category: People - Median age (years): total: 28.2 years; male: 27.7 years; female: 28.7 years (2008 estimate)

  5. Turkmenistan Category: Economy - Economic aid - recipient: .25 million from the US (2005)

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  1. Papua New Guinea Category: Geography - Map references: Oceania

  2. Uganda Category: Government - Diplomatic representation from the US: chief of mission: Ambassador Steven BROWNING; embassy: 1577 Ggaba Road, Kampala; mailing address: P. O. Box 7007, Kampala; telephone: [256] (41) 234-142; FAX: [256] (41) 258-451

  3. American Samoa Category: Government - Country name: conventional long form: Territory of American Samoa; conventional short form: American Samoa; abbreviation: AS

  4. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Category: People - HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: NA

  5. India Category: Transnational Issues - Disputes - international: since China and India launched a security and foreign policy dialogue in 2005, consolidated discussions related to the dispute over most of their rugged, militarized boundary, regional nuclear proliferation, Indian claims that China transferred missiles to Pakistan, and other matters continue; various talks and confidence-building measures have cautiously begun to defuse tensions over Kashmir, particularly since the October 2005 earthquake in the region; Kashmir nevertheless remains the site of the world's largest and most militarized territorial dispute with portions under the de facto administration of China (Aksai Chin), India (Jammu and Kashmir), and Pakistan (Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas); India and Pakistan have maintained the 2004 cease fire in Kashmir and initiated discussions on defusing the armed stand-off in the Siachen glacier region; Pakistan protests India's fencing the highly militarized Line of Control and construction of the Baglihar Dam on the Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir, which is part of the larger dispute on water sharing of the Indus River and its tributaries; UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) has maintained a small group of peacekeepers since 1949; India does not recognize Pakistan's ceding historic Kashmir lands to China in 1964; to defuse tensions and prepare for discussions on a maritime boundary, India and Pakistan seek technical resolution of the disputed boundary in Sir Creek estuary at the mouth of the Rann of Kutch in the Arabian Sea; Pakistani maps continue to show its Junagadh claim in Indian Gujarat State; discussions with Bangladesh remain stalled to delimit a small section of river boundary, to exchange territory for 51 Bangladeshi exclaves in India and 111 Indian exclaves in Bangladesh, to allocate divided villages, and to stop illegal cross-border trade, migration, violence, and transit of terrorists through the porous border; Bangladesh protests India's attempts to fence off high-traffic sections of the border; dispute with Bangladesh over New Moore/South Talpatty/Purbasha Island in the Bay of Bengal deters maritime boundary delimitation; India seeks cooperation from Bhutan and Burma to keep Indian Nagaland and Assam separatists from hiding in remote areas along the borders; Joint Border Committee with Nepal continues to examine contested boundary sections, including the 400 square kilometer dispute over the source of the Kalapani River; India maintains a strict border regime to keep out Maoist insurgents and control illegal cross-border activities from Nepal

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Qatar Latitude Facts: 25.3154545454545 and Qatar Longitude Facts: 51.4181818181818

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  1. Iran Category: People - Religions (%): Muslim 98% (Shi'a 89%, Sunni 9%), other (includes Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha'i) 2%

  2. Lithuania Category: Geography - Terrain: lowland, many scattered small lakes, fertile soil

  3. Guam Category: Government - Legislative branch: unicameral Legislature (15 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve two-year terms); elections: last held 7 November 2006 (next to be held in November 2008); election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Republican Party 8, Democratic Party 7; note: Guam elects one nonvoting delegate to the US House of Representatives; election last held 7 November 2006 (next to be held in November 2008); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Democratic Party 1

  4. South Africa Category: People - HIV/AIDS - deaths: 370,000 (2003 estimate)

  5. Maldives Category: Economy - Current account balance: -2 million (2007)

Qatar Regions are: Ad Dawhah Al Jumaliyah Al Khawr Al Wakrah Municipality

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  1. Antarctica Category: Geography - Terrain: about 98% thick continental ice sheet and 2% barren rock, with average elevations between 2,000 and 4,000 meters; mountain ranges up to nearly 5,000 meters; ice-free coastal areas include parts of southern Victoria Land, Wilkes Land, the Antarctic Peninsula area, and parts of Ross Island on McMurdo Sound; glaciers form ice shelves along about half of the coastline, and floating ice shelves constitute 11% of the area of the continent

  2. Bermuda Category: Communications - Television broadcast stations: 3 (2005)

  3. Isle of Man Category: People - Population: 76,220 (July 2008 estimate)

  4. Jersey Category: Government - Legislative branch: unicameral Assembly of the States of Jersey (58 seats; 55 are voting members, of which 12 are senators elected for six-year terms, 12 are constables or heads of parishes elected for three-year terms, 29 are deputies elected for three-year terms, the bailiff and the deputy bailiff, and 3 non-voting members includes the Dean of Jersey, the Attorney General, and the Solicitor General appointed by the monarch); elections: last held 19 October 2005 for senators and 23 November 2005 for deputies (next to be held on 15 October 2008); election results: percent of vote - NA; seats - independents 55

  5. Chile Category: Transnational Issues - Disputes - international: Chile and Peru rebuff Bolivia's reinvigorated claim to restore the Atacama corridor, ceded to Chile in 1884, but Chile has offered instead unrestricted but not sovereign maritime access through Chile to Bolivian gas and other commodities; Chile rejects Peru's unilateral legislation to change its latitudinal maritime boundary with Chile to an equidistance line with a southwestern axis favoring Peru, in October 2007, Peru took its maritime complaint with Chile to the ICJ; territorial claim in Antarctica (Chilean Antarctic Territory) partially overlaps Argentine and British claims; the joint boundary commission, established by Chile and Argentina in 2001, has yet to map and demarcate the delimited boundary in the inhospitable Andean Southern Ice Field (Campo de Hielo Sur)



Source: CIA - The World Factbook