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  1. France Category: Government - Executive branch: chief of state: President Nicolas SARKOZY (since 16 May 2007); head of government: Prime Minister Francois FILLON (since 17 May 2007); cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president at the suggestion of the prime minister; elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term (changed from seven-year term in October 2000); election last held 22 April and 6 May 2007 (next to be held spring 2012); prime minister nominated by the National Assembly majority and appointed by the president; election results: Nicolas SARKOZY wins the election; First Round: percent of vote - Nicolas SARKOZY 31.18%, Segolene ROYAL 25.87%, Francois BAYROU 18.57%, Jean-Marie LE PEN 10.44%, others 13.94%; Second Round: SARKOZY 53.1% and ROYAL 46.9%

  2. French Guiana Category: Economy - Labor force - by occupation (%): agriculture: 18.2%; industry: 21.2%; services: 60.6% (1980)

  3. Congo, Democratic Republic of the Category: Geography - Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural): total: 0.36 cu km/yr (53%/17%/31%); per capita: 6 cu m/yr (2000)

  4. Somalia Category: Military - Military branches: no national-level armed forces (2008)

  5. Lesotho Category: People - Age structure (%): 0-14 years: 35.3% (male 377,784/female 372,840); 15-64 years: 59.8% (male 621,687/female 649,981); 65 years and over: 5% (male 42,348/female 63,540) (2008 estimate)

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  1. Sierra Leone Category: Government - Country name: conventional long form: Republic of Sierra Leone; conventional short form: Sierra Leone; local long form: Republic of Sierra Leone; local short form: Sierra Leone

  2. Zimbabwe Category: People - Population: 11,350,111; note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2008 estimate)

  3. Venezuela Category: Economy - Natural gas - production (cu m): 26.5 billion cu m (2007 estimate)

  4. Moldova Category: Economy - Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad: $NA

  5. Slovakia Category: Transportation - Roadways (km): total: 43,761 km; paved: 38,085 km (includes 316 km of expressways); unpaved: 5,676 km (2006)

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Zimbabwe Latitude Facts: -18.6615 and Zimbabwe Longitude Facts: 30.546

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  1. Algeria Category: Government - Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador Amine KHERBI; chancery: 2118 Kalorama Road NW, Washington, DC 20008; telephone: [1] (202) 265-2800; FAX: [1] (202) 667-2174

  2. Peru Category: People - Birth rate (births/1,000 population): 19.77 births/1,000 population (2008 estimate)

  3. Nepal Category: Government - Political parties and leaders: Chure Bhawar Rastriya Ekata Party [Keshav Prasad MAINALI]; Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) [Pushpa Kamal DAHAL, also known as PRACHANDA, chairman; Dr. Baburam BHATTARAI]; Communist Party of Nepal (ML) [C.P. MAINALI]; Communist Party of Nepal (Unified) [Raj Singh SHRIS]; Communist Party of Nepal (United) [Ganesh SHAH]; Communist Party of Nepal/United Marxist-Leninist or CPN/UML [Amrit Kumar BOHARA]; Dalit Janajati Party [Vishwendraman PASHWAN]; Janamorcha Nepal [Amik SHERCHAN]; Madhesi Jana Adhikar Forum [Upendra YADAV]; National Democratic Party or NDP [Pashupati Shumsher RANA] (also called Rastriya Prajatantra Party or RPP); Nepal Loktantrik Samajbadi Dal [Upendra GACHCHHADAR]; Nepal Pariwar Dal [Vinod DANGI]; Nepal Rastriya Party [Khushilal YADAV]; Nepal Sadbhavana Party (Anandi Devi) [Shyam Sundar GUPTA]; Nepal Workers and Peasants Party or NWPP [Narayan Man BIJUKCHHE]; Nepali Congress Party or NCP [Girija Prasad KOIRALA]; Nepali Janata Dal [Bharat Prasad MAHATO]; Rastriya Janamorcha [Chitra BAHADUR K.C.]; Rastriya Janamukti Party [Malwar Singh THAPA]; Rastriya Janashakti Party or RJP [Surya Bahadur THAPA] (split from RPP in March 2005); Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal [Kamal THAPA]; Sadbhavana Party (Mahato) [Rajendra MAHATO]; Samajbadi Prajatantrik Janata Party Nepal [Prem Bahadur SINGH]; Sanghiya Loktantrik Rastriya Manch [Kamal CHHARAHANG]; Terai Madhesi Democratic Party [Mahantha THAKUR]

  4. Mongolia Category: Economy - Economy - overview: Economic activity in Mongolia has traditionally been based on herding and agriculture. Mongolia has extensive mineral deposits. Copper, coal, gold, molybdenum, fluorspar, uranium, tin, and tungsten account for a large part of industrial production and foreign direct investment. Soviet assistance, at its height one-third of GDP, disappeared almost overnight in 1990 and 1991 at the time of the dismantlement of the USSR. The following decade saw Mongolia endure both deep recession because of political inaction and natural disasters, as well as economic growth because of reform-embracing, free-market economics and extensive privatization of the formerly state-run economy. Severe winters and summer droughts in 2000-02 resulted in massive livestock die-off and zero or negative GDP growth. This was compounded by falling prices for Mongolia's primary sector exports and widespread opposition to privatization. Growth was 10.6% in 2004, 5.5% in 2005, 7.5% in 2006, and 9.9% in 2007 largely because of high copper prices and new gold production. Mongolia is experiencing its highest inflation rate in over a decade as consumer prices in 2007 rose 15%, largely because of increased fuel and food costs. Mongolia's economy continues to be heavily influenced by its neighbors. For example, Mongolia purchases 95% of its petroleum products and a substantial amount of electric power from Russia, leaving it vulnerable to price increases. Trade with China represents more than half of Mongolia's total external trade - China receives about 70% of Mongolia's exports. Remittances from Mongolians working abroad both legally and illegally are sizable, and money laundering is a growing concern. Mongolia settled its billion debt with Russia at the end of 2003 on favorable terms. Mongolia, which joined the World Trade Organization in 1997, seeks to expand its participation and integration into Asian regional economic and trade regimes.

  5. Malta Category: Economy - Natural gas - exports (cu m): 0 cu m (2007 estimate)

Zimbabwe Regions are: Mashonaland Central Mashonaland East Matabeleland North Matabeleland South

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  1. Cayman Islands Category: Economy - Industries: tourism, banking, insurance and finance, construction, construction materials, furniture

  2. Heard Island and McDonald Islands Category: Geography - Land use (%): arable land: 0%; permanent crops: 0%; other: 100% (2005)

  3. Algeria Category: Economy - Distribution of family income - Gini index: 35.3 (1995)

  4. Italy Category: Government - Legislative branch: bicameral Parliament or Parlamento consists of the Senate or Senato della Repubblica (315 seats; members elected by proportional vote with the winning coalition in each region receiving 55% of seats from that region; to serve five-year terms) and the Chamber of Deputies or Camera dei Deputati (630 seats; members elected by popular vote with the winning national coalition receiving 54% of chamber seats; to serve five-year terms); elections: Senate - last held 13-14 April 2008 (next to be held April 2010); Chamber of Deputies - last held 13-14 April 2008 (next to be held in April 2010); election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - S. BERLUSCONI coalition 174 (PdL 147, LN 25, MpA 2), W. VELTRONI coalition 132 (PD 118, IdV 3), UdC 3, other 6; Chamber of Deputies - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - S. BERLUSCONI coalition 344 (PdL 276, LN 60, MpA 8), W. VELTRONI coalition 246 (PD 217, IdV 29), UdC 36, other 4

  5. Albania Category: Transportation - Pipelines (km): gas 339 km; oil 207 km (2008)

Source: CIA - The World Factbook