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  1. Kazakhstan Category: Government - Independence: 16 December 1991 (from Soviet Union)

  2. Gambia, The Category: Transnational Issues - Disputes - international: attempts to stem refugees, cross-border raids, arms smuggling, and other illegal activities by separatists from southern Senegal's Casamance region, as well as from conflicts in other west African states

  3. Iles Eparses Category: Introduction - Background: The Iles Eparses, or scattered islands, are a group of five French entities - Bassas da India, Europa Island, Glorioso Islands, Juan de Nova Island, and Tromelin Island - which on 1 April 1960 came under the authority of the Minister in charge of overseas possessions. On 19 September 1960 by decree, the islands were transferred to the charge of the Prefet of Reunion where they remained until 3 January 2005 when they were transferred by another decree to the Senior Administrator of the Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF).; Bassas da India: A French possession since 1897, this atoll is a volcanic seamount surrounded by reefs and awash at high tide.; Europa Island: A French possession since 1897, the island is heavily wooded; it is the site of a small military garrison that staffs a weather station.; Glorioso Islands: A French possession since 1892, the Glorioso Islands are composed of two lushly vegetated coral islands (Ile Glorieuse and Ile du Lys) and three rock islets. A military garrison operates a weather and radio station on Ile Glorieuse.; Juan de Nova Island: Named after a famous 15th century Spanish navigator and explorer, the island has been a French possession since 1897. It has been exploited for its guano and phosphate. Presently a small military garrison oversees a meteorological station.; Tromelin Island: First explored by the French in 1776, the island came under the jurisdiction of Reunion in 1814. At present, it serves as a sea turtle sanctuary and is the site of an important meteorological station.

  4. Greenland Category: Geography - Land use (%): arable land: 0%; permanent crops: 0%; other: 100% (2005)

  5. Oman Category: Geography - Location: Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and Persian Gulf, between Yemen and UAE

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  2. Somalia Category: Government - Executive branch: chief of state: Transitional Federal President Abdullahi YUSUF Ahmed (since 14 October 2004); note - a transitional governing entity with a five-year mandate, known as the Transitional Federal Institutions (TFIs), was established in October 2004; the TFIs relocated to Somalia in June 2004; head of government: Prime Minister Nur "Adde" Hassan HUSSEIN (since 24 November 2007); cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the prime minister and approved by the Transitional Federal Assembly; election results: Abdullahi YUSUF Ahmed, the former leader of the semi-autonomous Puntland region of Somalia, was elected president by the Transitional Federal Assembly

  3. Croatia Category: Economy - GDP (purchasing power parity): .36 billion (2008 estimate)

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  5. El Salvador Category: Economy - Oil - exports (bbl/day): 4,963 bbl/day (2006)

Sri Lanka Facts Info Stuff (LK):

Sri Lanka Latitude Facts: 7.00133858267716 and Sri Lanka Longitude Facts: 80.3109448818898

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  1. Macedonia Category: Military - Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 444,693; females age 16-49: 428,341 (2008 estimate)

  2. Poland Category: Economy - Industries: machine building, iron and steel, coal mining, chemicals, shipbuilding, food processing, glass, beverages, textiles

  3. Moldova Category: People - Age structure (%): 0-14 years: 16.3% (male 361,000/female 341,785); 15-64 years: 72.9% (male 1,528,080/female 1,622,620); 65 years and over: 10.9% (male 174,448/female 296,517) (2008 estimate)

  4. Anguilla Category: Economy - Current account balance: -.87 million (2003 estimate)

  5. Eritrea Category: Economy - Current account balance: -7 million (2008 estimate)

Sri Lanka Regions are: Central North Central North Western Northern Sabaragamuwa Southern Uva Western

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  1. Korea, South Category: Geography - Geographic coordinates: 37 00 N, 127 30 E

  2. Algeria Category: Geography - Elevation extremes (m): lowest point: Chott Melrhir -40 m; highest point: Tahat 3,003 m

  3. Netherlands Category: Government - Dependent areas: Aruba, Netherlands Antilles

  4. Burundi Category: People - Population growth rate (%): 3.443% (2008 estimate)

  5. Burma Category: Transportation - Heliports: 4 (2007)



Source: CIA - The World Factbook