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World Country Facts:

  1. European Union Category: Government - Capital: name: Brussels (Belgium), Strasbourg (France), Luxembourg; geographic coordinates: 50 50 N, 4 20 E; time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October; note: the Council of the European Union meets in Brussels, Belgium, the European Parliament meets in Brussels and Strasbourg, France, and the Court of Justice of the European Communities meets in Luxembourg

  2. China Category: Introduction - Background: For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the Communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, his successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight.

  3. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Category: People - Birth rate (births/1,000 population): 15.82 births/1,000 population (2008 estimate)

  4. Luxembourg Category: Geography - Climate: modified continental with mild winters, cool summers

  5. Nicaragua Category: Economy - Reserves of foreign exchange and gold: .035 billion (31 December 2008 estimate)

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  1. Kyrgyzstan Category: Geography - Land boundaries (km): total: 3,051 km; border countries: China 858 km, Kazakhstan 1,224 km, Tajikistan 870 km, Uzbekistan 1,099 km

  2. San Marino Category: Military - Military - note: defense is the responsibility of Italy

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

  4. Bulgaria Category: People - Life expectancy at birth (years): total population: 72.83 years; male: 69.22 years; female: 76.66 years (2008 estimate)

  5. New Zealand Category: Government - Constitution: consists of a series of legal documents, including certain acts of the UK and New Zealand Parliaments, as well as The Constitution Act 1986, which is the principal formal charter; adopted 1 January 1987, effective 1 January 1987

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Tonga Latitude Facts: -18.65 and Tonga Longitude Facts: -173.98

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  1. Hungary Category: Government - Diplomatic representation from the US: chief of mission: Ambassador April H. FOLEY; embassy: Szabadsag ter 12, H-1054 Budapest; mailing address: pouch: American Embassy Budapest, 5270 Budapest Place, US Department of State, Washington, DC 20521-5270; telephone: [36] (1) 475-4400; FAX: [36] (1) 475-4764

  2. Mali Category: Transportation - Waterways (km): 1,800 km (2008)

  3. Burma Category: Economy - Currency (code): kyat (MMK)

  4. Juan de Nova Island Category: Geography - Location: Southern Africa, island in the Mozambique Channel, about one-third of the way between Madagascar and Mozambique

  5. Jersey Category: Geography - Natural resources: arable land

Tonga Regions are: Vava

Various World Country Facts:

  1. Atlantic Ocean Category: Geography - Area (sq km): total: 76.762 million sq km; note: includes Baltic Sea, Black Sea, Caribbean Sea, Davis Strait, Denmark Strait, part of the Drake Passage, Gulf of Mexico, Labrador Sea, Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, Norwegian Sea, almost all of the Scotia Sea, and other tributary water bodies

  2. British Virgin Islands Category: People - Birth rate (births/1,000 population): 14.72 births/1,000 population (2008 estimate)

  3. Antigua and Barbuda Category: People - Ethnic groups (%): black 91%, mixed 4.4%, white 1.7%, other 2.9% (2001 census)

  4. Kenya Category: Economy - Oil - exports (bbl/day): 5,137 bbl/day (2005)

  5. Midway Islands Category: Government - Dependency status: unincorporated territory of the US; formerly administered from Washington, DC, by the US Navy; on 31 October 1996, through a presidential executive order, the jurisdiction and control of the atoll was transferred to the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior as part of the National Wildlife Refuge system

Source: CIA - The World Factbook