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World Country Facts:

  1. Macau Category: Introduction - Background: Colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Macau was the first European settlement in the Far East. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and Portugal on 13 April 1987, Macau became the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China on 20 December 1999. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's socialist economic system would not be practiced in Macau, and that Macau would enjoy a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the next 50 years.

  2. Iles Eparses Category: Geography - Elevation extremes (m): lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m; highest point: Bassas da India 2.4 m; Europa Island 24 m; Glorioso Islands 12 m; Juan de Nova Island 10 m; Tromelin Island 7 m (all unnamed locations)

  3. Vietnam Category: Government - Capital: name: Hanoi; geographic coordinates: 21 02 N, 105 51 E; time difference: UTC+7 (12 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

  4. Western Sahara Category: Government - Government type: legal status of territory and issue of sovereignty unresolved; territory contested by Morocco and Polisario Front (Popular Front for the Liberation of the Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro), which in February 1976 formally proclaimed a government-in-exile of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), led by President Mohamed ABDELAZIZ; territory partitioned between Morocco and Mauritania in April 1976, with Morocco acquiring northern two-thirds; Mauritania, under pressure from Polisario guerrillas, abandoned all claims to its portion in August 1979; Morocco moved to occupy that sector shortly thereafter and has since asserted administrative control; the Polisario's government-in-exile was seated as an Organization of African Unity (OAU) member in 1984; guerrilla activities continued sporadically until a UN-monitored cease-fire was implemented on 6 September 1991 (Security Council Resolution 690) by the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara or MINURSO

  5. Clipperton Island Category: Government - Dependency status: possession of France; administered directly by the Minister of Overseas France

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  1. Denmark Category: Communications - Internet hosts: 3.642 million (2008)

  2. Hong Kong Category: Geography - Natural resources: outstanding deepwater harbor, feldspar

  3. Kenya Category: Geography - Land use (%): arable land: 8.01%; permanent crops: 0.97%; other: 91.02% (2005)

  4. Comoros Category: Government - Diplomatic representation from the US: the US does not have an embassy in Comoros; the ambassador to Madagascar is accredited to Comoros

  5. Papua New Guinea Category: Government - Political parties and leaders: National Alliance Party or NA [Michael SOMARE]; Papua and Niugini Union Party or PANGU PATI [Andrew KUMBAKOR]; Papua New Guinea Party or PNGP [Sir Mekere MORAUTA]; People's Democratic Movement or PDM [Michael OGIO]; People's Action Party or PAP [Gabriel KAPRIS]; United Resources Party or URP [William DUMA] (2007)

South Africa Facts Info Stuff (ZA):

South Africa Latitude Facts: -29.5090432503276 and South Africa Longitude Facts: 26.3453866317169

More World Country Facts:

  1. Turkey Category: Military - Military expenditures (% of GDP): 5.3% of GDP (2005 estimate)

  2. Northern Mariana Islands Category: Geography - Maritime claims: territorial sea: 12 nm; exclusive economic zone: 200 nm

  3. Mauritania Category: Government - Constitution: 12 July 1991

  4. Bosnia and Herzegovina Category: People - Total fertility rate (children born/woman): 1.24 children born/woman (2008 estimate)

  5. Namibia Category: Government - Legislative branch: bicameral legislature consists of the National Council (26 seats; two members are chosen from each regional council to serve six-year terms) and the National Assembly (72 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms); elections: National Council - elections for regional councils to determine members of the National Council held 29-30 November 2004 (next to be held in November 2010); National Assembly - last held 15-16 November 2004 (next to be held in November 2009); election results: National Council - percent of vote by party - SWAPO 89.7%, UDF 4.7%, NUDO 2.8%, DTA 1.9%, other 0.9%; seats by party - SWAPO 24, UDF 1, DTA 1; National Assembly - percent of vote by party - SWAPO 76.1%, COD 7.3%, DTA 5.1%, NUDO 4.2%, UDF 3.6%, RP 1.9%, MAG 0.8%, other 1.0%; seats by party - SWAPO 55, COD 5, DTA 4, NUDO 3, UDF 3, RP 1, MAG 1; note: the National Council is primarily an advisory body

South Africa Regions are: Eastern Cape Free State Gauteng KwaZulu-Natal Limpopo Mpumalanga North-West North-Western Province Northern Cape Western Cape

Various World Country Facts:

  1. American Samoa Category: Economy - Currency (code): US dollar (USD)

  2. Ghana Category: People - Education expenditures (% of GDP): 5.4% of GDP (2005)

  3. Howland Island Category: Geography - Map references: Oceania

  4. Malawi Category: Communications - Telephones - mobile cellular: 1.051 million (2007)

  5. Jarvis Island Category: People - Population: uninhabited; note: Millersville settlement on western side of island occasionally used as a weather station from 1935 until World War II, when it was abandoned; reoccupied in 1957 during the International Geophysical Year by scientists who left in 1958; public entry is by special-use permit from US Fish and Wildlife Service only and generally restricted to scientists and educators; visited annually by US Fish and Wildlife Service



Source: CIA - The World Factbook