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  1. Turkmenistan Category: Economy - Economy - overview: Turkmenistan is a largely desert country with intensive agriculture in irrigated oases and large gas and oil resources. One-half of its irrigated land is planted in cotton; formerly it was the world's 10th-largest producer. Poor harvests in recent years have led to an almost 50% decline in cotton exports. With an authoritarian ex-Communist regime in power and a tribally based social structure, Turkmenistan has taken a cautious approach to economic reform, hoping to use gas and cotton sales to sustain its inefficient economy. Privatization goals remain limited. From 1998-2005, Turkmenistan suffered from the continued lack of adequate export routes for natural gas and from obligations on extensive short-term external debt. At the same time, however, total exports rose by an average of roughly 15% per year from 2003-07, largely because of higher international oil and gas prices. Overall prospects in the near future are discouraging because of widespread internal poverty, a poor educational system, government misuse of oil and gas revenues, and Ashgabat's reluctance to adopt market-oriented reforms. In the past, Turkmenistan's economic statistics were state secrets. The new government has established a State Agency for Statistics, but GDP numbers and other figures are subject to wide margins of error. In particular, the rate of GDP growth is uncertain. Since his election, President BERDIMUHAMEDOW has sought to improve the health and education systems, ordered unification of the country's dual currency exchange rate, begun decreasing state subsidies for gasoline, signed an agreement to build a gas line to China, and created a special tourism zone on the Caspian Sea. All of these moves hint that the new post-NYYAZOW government will work to create a friendlier foreign investment environment.

  2. Korea, North Category: People - Sex ratio (male(s)/female): at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female; under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female; 15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female; 65 years and over: 0.57 male(s)/female; total population: 0.8825 male(s)/female (2008 estimate)

  3. Bermuda Category: Government - Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

  4. Maldives Category: Government - Administrative divisions: 19 atolls (atholhu, singular and plural) and the capital city*; Alifu, Baa, Dhaalu, Faafu, Gaafu Alifu, Gaafu Dhaalu, Gnaviyani, Haa Alifu, Haa Dhaalu, Kaafu, Laamu, Lhaviyani, Maale* (Male), Meemu, Noonu, Raa, Seenu, Shaviyani, Thaa, Vaavu

  5. Guadeloupe Category: Government - Capital: name: Basse-Terre; geographic coordinates: 16 00 N, 61 44 W; time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

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  1. Sri Lanka Category: Economy - Current account balance: -.981 billion (2008 estimate)

  2. Swaziland Category: Government - Political parties and leaders: the status of political parties, previously banned, is unclear under the new (2006) Constitution and currently being debated - the following are considered political associations; African United Democratic Party or AUDP [Stanley MAUNDZISA, president]; Imbokodvo National Movement or INM; Ngwane National Liberatory Congress or NNLC [Obed DLAMINI, president]; People's United Democratic Movement or PUDEMO [Mario MASUKU, president]

  3. Guyana Category: Economy - Electricity - imports (kWh): 0 kWh (2007 estimate)

  4. Gambia, The Category: Economy - Unemployment rate (%): NA%

  5. Cape Verde Category: Economy - GDP - per capita (PPP): ,200 (2008 estimate)

Yemen Facts Info Stuff (YE):

Yemen Latitude Facts: 14.561 and Yemen Longitude Facts: 45.061

More World Country Facts:

  1. Ashmore and Cartier Islands Category: Government - Diplomatic representation from the US: none (territory of Australia)

  2. China Category: Transportation - Waterways (km): 110,000 km navigable (2008)

  3. European Union Category: Economy - Imports - partners (%): US 13.8%, China 13.4%, Russia 8.2%, Japan 6.2% (2006)

  4. Equatorial Guinea Category: People - HIV/AIDS - deaths: 370 (2001 estimate)

  5. Andorra Category: Economy - Exports - commodities (%): tobacco products, furniture

Yemen Regions are: Adan Al Hudaydah Dhamar Hadramawt San

Various World Country Facts:

  1. South Africa Category: Economy - Debt - external: .69 billion (31 December 2008 estimate)

  2. Pakistan Category: Geography - Geography - note: controls Khyber Pass and Bolan Pass, traditional invasion routes between Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent

  3. Tajikistan Category: Communications - Television broadcast stations: 6 (2006)

  4. Isle of Man Category: Economy - Unemployment rate (%): 1.5% (December 2006 estimate)

  5. Bolivia Category: Government - Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador (vacant); Charge d'Affaires Erika DUENAS; chancery: 3014 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008; telephone: [1] (202) 483-4410; FAX: [1] (202) 328-3712; consulate(s) general: Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Oklahoma City, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, DC



Source: CIA - The World Factbook