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Vanuatu Latitude Facts: -16.9966666666667 and Vanuatu Longitude Facts: 167.923333333333

Vanuatu Regions are: Efate Sanma

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  1. Kyrgyzstan Category: Economy - Economy - overview: Kyrgyzstan is a poor, mountainous country with a predominantly agricultural economy. Cotton, tobacco, wool, and meat are the main agricultural products, although only tobacco and cotton are exported in any quantity. Industrial exports include gold, mercury, uranium, natural gas, and electricity. Following independence, Kyrgyzstan was progressive in carrying out market reforms such as an improved regulatory system and land reform. Kyrgyzstan was the first Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) country to be accepted into the World Trade Organization. Much of the government's stock in enterprises has been sold. Drops in production had been severe after the breakup of the Soviet Union in December 1991, but by mid-1995, production began to recover and exports began to increase. The economy is heavily weighted toward gold export and a drop in output at the main Kumtor gold mine sparked a 0.5% decline in GDP in 2002 and a 0.6% decline in 2005. GDP grew more than 6% in 2007, partly due to higher gold prices internationally. The government made steady strides in controlling its substantial fiscal deficit, nearly closing the gap between revenues and expenditures in 2006, before boosting expenditures more than 20% in 2007. The government and international financial institutions have been engaged in a comprehensive medium-term poverty reduction and economic growth strategy. In 2005, Bishkek agreed to pursue much-needed tax reform and, in 2006, became eligible for the heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) initiative. Progress fighting corruption, further restructuring of domestic industry, and success in attracting foreign investment are keys to future growth.

  2. Seychelles Category: Geography - Location: archipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar

  3. Heard Island and McDonald Islands Category: Government - Country name: conventional long form: Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands; conventional short form: Heard Island and McDonald Islands; abbreviation: HIMI

  4. Djibouti Category: Geography - Maritime claims: territorial sea: 12 nm; contiguous zone: 24 nm; exclusive economic zone: 200 nm

  5. Comoros Category: Economy - Oil - exports (bbl/day): 0 bbl/day (2005)



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