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  • Map of Angola
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    Flag of AngolaAngola

    Location: Southern Africa
    Area: 1,246,700 sq km total (land: 1,246,700 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Namibia, Zambia
    Natural resources: petroleum, diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, copper, feldspar, gold, bauxite, uranium
    Ethnic groups: Ovimbundu 37%, Kimbundu 25%, Bakongo 13%, mestico (mixed European and native African) 2%, European 1%, other 22%
    Languages: Portuguese (official), Bantu and other African languages
    Religions: indigenous beliefs 47%, Roman Catholic 38%, Protestant 15% (1998 est.)
    Population: 18,056,072 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Luanda
    Independence: 11 November 1975 (from Portugal)

  • Map of Antigua and Barbuda
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    Flag of Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda

    Location: Caribbean
    Area: 442.6 sq km total (land: 442.6 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: NEGL; pleasant climate fosters tourism
    Ethnic groups: black 91%, mixed 4.4%, white 1.7%, other 2.9% (2001 census)
    Languages: English (official), local dialects
    Religions: Protestant 76.4% (Anglican 25.7%, Seventh-Day Adventist 12.3%, Pentecostal 10.6%, Moravian 10.5%, Methodist 7.9%, Baptist 4.9%, Church of God 4.5%), Roman Catholic 10.4%, other Christian 5.4%, other 2%, none or unspecified 5.8% (2001 census)
    Population: 89,018 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Saint John's
    Independence: 1 November 1981 (from the UK)

  • Map of Austria
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    Flag of AustriaAustria

    Location: Central Europe
    Area: 83,871 sq km total (land: 82,445 sq km; water: 1,426 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland
    Natural resources: oil, coal, lignite, timber, iron ore, copper, zinc, antimony, magnesite, tungsten, graphite, salt, hydropower
    Ethnic groups: Austrians 91.1%, former Yugoslavs 4% (includes Croatians, Slovenes, Serbs, and Bosniaks), Turks 1.6%, German 0.9%, other or unspecified 2.4% (2001 census)
    Languages: German (official nationwide) 88.6%, Turkish 2.3%, Serbian 2.2%, Croatian (official in Burgenland) 1.6%, other (includes Slovene, official in Carinthia, and Hungarian, official in Burgenland) 5.3% (2001 census)
    Religions: Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 4.7%, Muslim 4.2%, other 3.5%, unspecified 2%, none 12% (2001 census)
    Population: 8,219,743 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Vienna
    Independence: 12 November 1918 (republic proclaimed); notable earlier dates: 976 (Margravate of Austria established); 17 September 1156 (Duchy of Austria founded); 11 August 1804 (Austrian Empire proclaimed)

  • Map of Azerbaijan
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    Flag of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan

    Location: Southwestern Asia
    Area: 86,600 sq km total (land: 82,629 sq km; water: 3,971 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Armenia (with Azerbaijan-proper), Armenia (with Azerbaijan-Naxcivan exclave), Georgia, Iran (with Azerbaijan-proper), Iran (with Azerbaijan-Naxcivan exclave), Russia, Turkey
    Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, nonferrous metals, bauxite
    Ethnic groups: Azeri 90.6%, Dagestani 2.2%, Russian 1.8%, Armenian 1.5%, other 3.9% (1999 census)
    Languages: Azerbaijani (Azeri) (official) 90.3%, Lezgi 2.2%, Russian 1.8%, Armenian 1.5%, other 3.3%, unspecified 1% (1999 census)
    Religions: Muslim 93.4%, Russian Orthodox 2.5%, Armenian Orthodox 2.3%, other 1.8% (1995 est.)
    Population: 9,493,600 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Baku
    Independence: 30 August 1991 (declared from the Soviet Union); 18 October 1991 (adopted by the Supreme Council of Azerbaijan)

  • Map of Bahamas
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    Flag of BahamasBahamas, The

    Location: chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean
    Area: 13,880 sq km total (land: 10,010 sq km; water: 3,870 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: salt, aragonite, timber, arable land
    Ethnic groups: black 85%, white 12%, Asian and Hispanic 3%
    Languages: English (official), Creole (among Haitian immigrants)
    Religions: Protestant 67.6% (Baptist 35.4%, Anglican 15.1%, Pentecostal 8.1%, Church of God 4.8%, Methodist 4.2%), Roman Catholic 13.5%, other Christian 15.2%, none or unspecified 2.9%, other 0.8% (2000 census)
    Population: 316,182 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Nassau
    Independence: 10 July 1973 (from the UK)

  • Map of Barbados
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    Flag of BarbadosBarbados

    Location: Caribbean
    Area: 430 sq km total (land: 430 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: petroleum, fish, natural gas
    Ethnic groups: black 93%, white 3.2%, mixed 2.6%, East Indian 1%, other 0.2% (2000 census)
    Languages: English
    Religions: Protestant 63.4% (Anglican 28.3%, Pentecostal 18.7%, Methodist 5.1%, other 11.3%), Roman Catholic 4.2%, other Christian 7%, other 4.8%, none or unspecified 20.6% (2008 est.)
    Population: 287,733 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Bridgetown
    Independence: 30 November 1966 (from the UK)

  • Map of Belarus
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    Flag of BelarusBelarus

    Location: Eastern Europe
    Area: 207,600 sq km total (land: 202,900 sq km; water: 4,700 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine
    Natural resources: timber, peat deposits, small quantities of oil and natural gas, granite, dolomitic limestone, marl, chalk, sand, gravel, clay
    Ethnic groups: Belarusian 83.7%, Russian 8.3%, Polish 3.1%, Ukrainian 1.7%, other 3.2% (2009 census)
    Languages: Belarusian (official) 23.4%, Russian (official) 70.2%, other 6.4% (includes small Polish- and Ukrainian-speaking minorities) (1999 census)
    Religions: Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (including Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20% (1997 est.)
    Population: 9,542,883 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Minsk
    Independence: 25 August 1991 (from the Soviet Union)

  • Map of Bhutan
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    Flag of BhutanBhutan

    Location: Southern Asia
    Area: 38,394 sq km total (land: 38,394 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: China, India
    Natural resources: timber, hydropower, gypsum, calcium carbonate
    Ethnic groups: Bhote 50%, ethnic Nepalese 35% (includes Lhotsampas - one of several Nepalese ethnic groups), indigenous or migrant tribes 15%
    Languages: Sharchhopka 28%, Dzongkha (official) 24%, Lhotshamkha 22%, other 26%
    Religions: Lamaistic Buddhist 75%, Indian- and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism 25%
    Population: 716,896 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Thimphu
    Independence: 1907 (became a unified kingdom under its first hereditary king)

  • Map of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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    Flag of Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina

    Location: Southeastern Europe
    Area: 51,197 sq km total (land: 51,187 sq km; water: 10 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia
    Natural resources: coal, iron ore, bauxite, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, cobalt, manganese, nickel, clay, gypsum, salt, sand, timber, hydropower
    Ethnic groups: Bosniak 48%, Serb 37.1%, Croat 14.3%, other 0.6% (2000)
    Languages: Bosnian (official), Croatian (official), Serbian
    Religions: Muslim 40%, Orthodox 31%, Roman Catholic 15%, other 14%
    Population: 3,879,296 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Sarajevo
    Independence: March 1, 1992 (from Yugoslavia)

  • Map of Botswana
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    Flag of BotswanaBotswana

    Location: Southern Africa
    Area: 581,730 sq km total (land: 566,730 sq km; water: 15,000 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
    Natural resources: diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, coal, iron ore, silver
    Ethnic groups: Tswana (or Setswana) 79%, Kalanga 11%, Basarwa 3%, other, including Kgalagadi and white 7%
    Languages: Setswana 78.2%, Kalanga 7.9%, Sekgalagadi 2.8%, English (official) 2.1%, other 8.6%, unspecified 0.4% (2001 census)
    Religions: Christian 71.6%, Badimo 6%, other 1.4%, unspecified 0.4%, none 20.6% (2001 census)
    Population: 2,098,018 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Gaborone
    Independence: 30 September 1966 (from the UK)

  • Map of Brunei Darussalam
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    Flag of Brunei DarussalamBrunei Darussalam

    Location: Southeastern Asia
    Area: 5,765 sq km total (land: 5,265 sq km; water: 500 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Malaysia
    Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, timber
    Ethnic groups: Malay 66.3%, Chinese 11.2%, indigenous 3.4%, other 19.1% (2004 est.)
    Languages: Malay (official), English, Chinese
    Religions: Muslim (official) 67%, Buddhist 13%, Christian 10%, other (includes indigenous beliefs) 10%
    Population: 408,786 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan
    Independence: 1 January 1984 (from the UK)

  • Map of Burkina Faso
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    Flag of Burkina FasoBurkina Faso

    Location: Western Africa
    Area: 274,200 sq km total (land: 273,800 sq km; water: 400 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Togo
    Natural resources: manganese, limestone, marble; small deposits of gold, phosphates, pumice, salt
    Ethnic groups: Mossi over 40%, other approximately 60% (includes Gurunsi, Senufo, Lobi, Bobo, Mande, and Fulani)
    Languages: French (official), native African languages belonging to Sudanic family spoken by 90% of the population
    Religions: Muslim 60.5%, Catholic 19%, animist 15.3%, Protestant 4.2%, other 0.6%, none 0.4%
    Population: 17,275,115 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Ouagadougou
    Independence: 5 August 1960 (from France).

  • Map of Burundi
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    Flag of BurundiBurundi

    Location: Central Africa
    Area: 27,830 sq km total (land: 25,680 sq km; water: 2,150 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania
    Natural resources: nickel, uranium, rare earth oxides, peat, cobalt, copper, platinum, vanadium, arable land, hydropower, niobium, tantalum, gold, tin, tungsten, kaolin, limestone
    Ethnic groups: Hutu (Bantu) 85%, Tutsi (Hamitic) 14%, Twa (Pygmy) 1%, Europeans 3,000, South Asians 2,000
    Languages: Kirundi (official), French (official), Swahili (along Lake Tanganyika and in the Bujumbura area)
    Religions: Christian 67% (Roman Catholic 62%, Protestant 5%), indigenous beliefs 23%, Muslim 10%
    Population: 10,557,259 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Bujumbura
    Independence: 1 July 1962 (from UN trusteeship under Belgian administration)

  • Map of Cameroon
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    Flag of CameroonCameroon

    Location: Central Africa
    Area: 475,440 sq km total (land: 472,710 sq km; water: 2,730 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria
    Natural resources: petroleum, bauxite, iron ore, timber, hydropower
    Ethnic groups: Cameroon Highlanders 31%, Equatorial Bantu 19%, Kirdi 11%, Fulani 10%, Northwestern Bantu 8%, Eastern Nigritic 7%, other African 13%, non-African less than 1%
    Languages: 24 major African language groups, English (official), French (official)
    Religions: indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 40%, Muslim 20%
    Population: 20,129,878 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Yaounde
    Independence: 1 January 1960 (from French-administered UN trusteeship)

  • Map of Central African Republic
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    Flag of Central African RepublicCentral African Republic

    Location: Central Africa
    Area: 622,984 sq km total (land: 622,984 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Sudan
    Natural resources: diamonds, uranium, timber, gold, oil, hydropower
    Ethnic groups: Baya 33%, Banda 27%, Mandjia 13%, Sara 10%, Mboum 7%, M'Baka 4%, Yakoma 4%, other 2%
    Languages: French (official), Sangho (lingua franca and national language), tribal languages
    Religions: indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15%
    Population: 5,057,208 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Bangui
    Independence: 13 August 1960 (from France)

  • Map of China
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    Flag of ChinaChina

    Location: Eastern Asia
    Area: 9,596,961 sq km total (land: 9,569,901 sq km; water: 27,060 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, India, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Vietnam
    Natural resources: coal, iron ore, petroleum, natural gas, mercury, tin, tungsten, antimony, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, magnetite, aluminum, lead, zinc, rare earth elements, uranium, hydropower potential (world's largest)
    Ethnic groups: Han Chinese 91.5%, Zhuang, Manchu, Hui, Miao, Uighur, Tujia, Yi, Mongol, Tibetan, Buyi, Dong, Yao, Korean, and other nationalities 8.5% (2000 census)
    Languages: Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages
    Religions: Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist, Christian 3%-4%, Muslim 1%-2%, note: officially atheist (2002 est.)
    Population: 1,343,239,923 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Beijing
    Independence: 1 October 1949 (People's Republic of China established); notable earlier dates: 221 BC (unification under the Qin Dynasty); 1 January 1912 (Qing Dynasty replaced by the Republic of China)

  • Map of Congo, Republic of
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    Flag of Congo, Republic ofCongo, Republic of

    Location: Central Africa
    Area: 342,000 sq km total (land: 341,500 sq km; water: 500 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon
    Natural resources: petroleum, timber, potash, lead, zinc, uranium, copper, phosphates, gold, magnesium, natural gas, hydropower
    Ethnic groups: Kongo 48%, Sangha 20%, M'Bochi 12%, Teke 17%, Europeans and other 3%
    Languages: French (official), Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), many local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo is the most widespread)
    Religions: Christian 50%, animist 48%, Muslim 2%
    Population: 4,366,266 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Brazzaville
    Independence: 15 August 1960 (from France)

  • Map of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
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    Flag of Congo, the Democratic Republic of theCongo, the Democratic Republic of the

    Location: Central Africa
    Area: 2,344,858 sq km total (land: 2,267,048 sq km; water: 77,810 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
    Natural resources: cobalt, copper, niobium, tantalum, petroleum, industrial and gem diamonds, gold, silver, zinc, manganese, tin, uranium, coal, hydropower, timber
    Ethnic groups: over 200 African ethnic groups of which the majority are Bantu; the four largest tribes - Mongo, Luba, Kongo (all Bantu), and the Mangbetu-Azande (Hamitic) make up about 45% of the population
    Languages: French (official), Lingala (a lingua franca trade language), Kingwana (a dialect of Kiswahili or Swahili), Kikongo, Tshiluba
    Religions: Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 20%, Kimbanguist 10%, Muslim 10%, other (includes syncretic sects and indigenous beliefs) 10%
    Population: 73,599,190 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Kinshasa
    Independence: 30 June 1960 (from Belgium)

  • Map of Croatia
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    Flag of CroatiaCroatia

    Location: Southeastern Europe
    Area: 56,594 sq km total (land: 55,974 sq km; water: 620 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia
    Natural resources: oil, some coal, bauxite, low-grade iron ore, calcium, gypsum, natural asphalt, silica, mica, clays, salt, hydropower
    Ethnic groups: Croat 89.6%, Serb 4.5%, other 5.9% (including Bosniak, Hungarian, Slovene, Czech, and Roma) (2001 census)
    Languages: Croatian (official) 96.1%, Serbian 1%, other and undesignated (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and German) 2.9% (2001 census)
    Religions: Roman Catholic 87.8%, Orthodox 4.4%, other Christian 0.4%, Muslim 1.3%, other and unspecified 0.9%, none 5.2% (2001 census)
    Population: 4,480,043 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Zagreb
    Independence: 25 June 1991 (from Yugoslavia)

  • Map of Cyprus
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    Flag of CyprusCyprus

    Location: Middle East
    Area: 9,251 sq km total (land: 9,241 sq km; water: 10 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: copper, pyrites, asbestos, gypsum, timber, salt, marble, clay earth pigment
    Ethnic groups: Greek 77%, Turkish 18%, other 5% (2001)
    Languages: Greek (official), Turkish (official), English
    Religions: Greek Orthodox 78%, Muslim 18%, other (includes Maronite and Armenian Apostolic) 4%
    Population: 1,138,071 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Nicosia
    Independence: 16 August 1960 (from the UK); note: Turkish Cypriots proclaimed self-rule on 13 February 1975 and independence in 1983, but these proclamations are only recognized by Turkey

  • Map of Djibouti
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    Flag of DjiboutiDjibouti

    Location: Eastern Africa
    Area: 23,200 sq km total (land: 23,180 sq km; water: 20 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia
    Natural resources: potential geothermal power, gold, clay, granite, limestone, marble, salt, diatomite, gypsum, pumice, petroleum
    Ethnic groups: Somali 60%, Afar 35%, other 5% (includes French, Arab, Ethiopian, and Italian)
    Languages: French (official), Arabic (official), Somali, Afar
    Religions: Muslim 94%, Christian 6%
    Population: 774,389 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Djibouti
    Independence: 27 June 1977 (from France)

  • Map of Dominica
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    Flag of DominicaDominica

    Location: Caribbean
    Area: 751 sq km total (land: 751 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: timber, hydropower, arable land
    Ethnic groups: black 86.8%, mixed 8.9%, Carib Amerindian 2.9%, white 0.8%, other 0.7% (2001 census)
    Languages: English (official), French patois
    Religions: Roman Catholic 61.4%, Protestant 20.6% (Seventh-Day Adventist 6%, Pentecostal 5.6%, Baptist 4.1%, Methodist 3.7%, Church of God 1.2%), Jehovah's Witnesses 1.2%, other Christian 7.7%, Rastafarian 1.3%, other or unspecified 1.6%, none 6.1% (2001 census)
    Population: 73,126 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Roseau
    Independence: 3 November 1978 (from the UK)

  • Map of Eritrea
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    Flag of EritreaEritrea

    Location: Eastern Africa
    Area: 117,600 sq km total (land: 101,000 sq km; water: 16,600 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan
    Natural resources: gold, potash, zinc, copper, salt, possibly oil and natural gas, fish
    Ethnic groups: nine recognized ethnic groups: Tigrinya 55%, Tigre 30%, Saho 4%, Kunama 2%, Rashaida 2%, Bilen 2%, other (Afar, Beni Amir, Nera) 5% (2010 est.)
    Languages: Tigrinya (official), Arabic (official), English (official), Tigre, Kunama, Afar, other Cushitic languages
    Religions: Muslim, Coptic Christian, Roman Catholic, Protestant
    Population: 6,086,495 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Asmara
    Independence: 24 May 1993 (from Ethiopia)

  • Map of Ethiopia
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    Flag of EthiopiaEthiopia

    Location: Eastern Africa
    Area: 1,104,300 sq km total (land: 1,000,000 sq km; water: 104,300 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan
    Natural resources: small reserves of gold, platinum, copper, potash, natural gas, hydropower
    Ethnic groups: Oromo 34.5%, Amara 26.9%, Somalie 6.2%, Tigraway 6.1%, Sidama 4%, Guragie 2.5%, Welaita 2.3%, Hadiya 1.7%, Affar 1.7%, Gamo 1.5%, Gedeo 1.3%, other 11.3% (2007 Census)
    Languages: Oromigna (official regional) 33.8%, Amarigna (Amharic) (official) 29.3%, Somaligna 6.2%, Tigrigna (official regional) 5.9%, Sidamigna 4%, Wolayitigna 2.2%, Guaragigna 2%, Affarigna 1.7%, Hadiyigna 1.7%, Gamogna 1.5%, other 11.7%, English (official) (major foreign language taught in schools), Arabic (official) (1994 census)
    Religions: Orthodox 43.5%, Muslim 33.9%, Protestant 18.6%, traditional 2.6%, Catholic 0.7%, other 0.7% (2007 Census)
    Population: 93,815,992 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Addis Ababa
    Independence: oldest independent country in Africa and one of the oldest in the world - at least 2,000 years (may be traced to the Aksumite Kingdom, which coalesced in the first century B.C.)

  • Map of Fiji
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    Flag of FijiFiji

    Location: Oceania
    Area: 18,274 sq km total (land: 18,274 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: timber, fish, gold, copper, offshore oil potential, hydropower
    Ethnic groups: Fijian 57.3% (predominantly Melanesian with a Polynesian admixture), Indian 37.6%, Rotuman 1.2%, other 3.9% (European, other Pacific Islanders, Chinese) (2007 census)
    Languages: English (official), Fijian (official), Hindustani
    Religions: Protestant 55.4% (Methodist 34.6%, Assembly of God 5.7%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3.9%, Anglican 0.8%, other 10.4%), Hindu 27.9%, Roman Catholic 9.1%, Muslim 6.3%, Sikh 0.3%, other or unspecified 0.3%, none 0.7% (2007 census)
    Population: 890,057 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Suva
    Independence: 10 October 1970 (from the UK)

  • Map of Gabon
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    Flag of GabonGabon

    Location: Central Africa
    Area: 267,667 sq km total (land: 257,667 sq km; water: 10,000 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea
    Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, diamond, niobium, manganese, uranium, gold, timber, iron ore, hydropower
    Ethnic groups: Bantu tribes, including four major tribal groupings (Fang, Bapounou, Nzebi, Obamba); other Africans and Europeans, 154,000, including 10,700 French and 11,000 persons of dual nationality
    Languages: French (official), Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi
    Religions: Christian 55%-75%, animist, Muslim less than 1%
    Population: 1,608,321 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Libreville
    Independence: 17 August 1960 (from France)

  • Map of Gambia
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    Flag of GambiaGambia, The

    Location: Western Africa
    Area: 11,295 sq km total (land: 10,000 sq km; water: 1,295 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Senegal
    Natural resources: fish, clay, silica sand, titanium (rutile and ilmenite), tin, zircon
    Ethnic groups: African 99% (Mandinka 42%, Fula 18%, Wolof 16%, Jola 10%, Serahuli 9%, other 4%), non-African 1% (2003 census)
    Languages: English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars
    Religions: Muslim 90%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 2%
    Population: 1,840,454 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Banjul
    Independence: 18 February 1965 (from the UK)

  • Map of Ghana
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    Flag of GhanaGhana

    Location: Western Africa
    Area: 238,533 sq km total (land: 227,533 sq km; water: 11,000 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Togo
    Natural resources: gold, timber, industrial diamonds, bauxite, manganese, fish, rubber, hydropower, petroleum, silver, salt, limestone
    Ethnic groups: Akan 45.3%, Mole-Dagbon 15.2%, Ewe 11.7%, Ga-Dangme 7.3%, Guan 4%, Gurma 3.6%, Grusi 2.6%, Mande-Busanga 1%, other tribes 1.4%, other 7.8% (2000 census)
    Languages: Asante 14.8%, Ewe 12.7%, Fante 9.9%, Boron (Brong) 4.6%, Dagomba 4.3%, Dangme 4.3%, Dagarte (Dagaba) 3.7%, Akyem 3.4%, Ga 3.4%, Akuapem 2.9%, other (includes English (official)) 36.1% (2000 census)
    Religions: Christian 68.8% (Pentecostal/Charismatic 24.1%, Protestant 18.6%, Catholic 15.1%, other 11%), Muslim 15.9%, traditional 8.5%, other 0.7%, none 6.1% (2000 census)
    Population: 25,241,998 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Accra
    Independence: 6 March 1957 (from the UK)

  • Map of Gibraltar
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    Flag of GibraltarGibraltar

    Location: Southwestern Europe
    Area: 6.5 sq km total (land: 6.5 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Spain
    Natural resources: none
    Ethnic groups: Spanish, Italian, English, Maltese, Portuguese, German, North Africans
    Languages: English (used in schools and for official purposes), Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
    Religions: Roman Catholic 78.1%, Church of England 7%, other Christian 3.2%, Muslim 4%, Jewish 2.1%, Hindu 1.8%, other or unspecified 0.9%, none 2.9% (2001 census)
    Population: 29,034 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Gibraltar
    Independence: none (overseas territory of the UK)

  • Map of Greenland
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    Flag of GreenlandGreenland

    Location: Northern North America
    Area: 2,166,086 sq km total (land: 2,166,086 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: coal, iron ore, lead, zinc, molybdenum, diamonds, gold, platinum, niobium, tantalite, uranium, fish, seals, whales, hydropower, possible oil and gas
    Ethnic groups: Inuit 89%, Danish and other 11% (2009)
    Languages: Greenlandic (East Inuit) (official), Danish (official), English
    Religions: Evangelical Lutheran, traditional Inuit spiritual beliefs
    Population: 57,695 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Nuuk
    Independence: none (extensive self-rule as part of the Kingdom of Denmark; foreign affairs is the responsibility of Denmark, but Greenland actively participates in international agreements relating to Greenland)

  • Map of Grenada
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    Flag of GrenadaGrenada

    Location: Caribbean
    Area: 344 sq km total (land: 344 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: timber, tropical fruit, deepwater harbors
    Ethnic groups: black 82%, mixed black and European 13%, European and East Indian 5%, and trace of Arawak/Carib Amerindian
    Languages: English (official), French patois
    Religions: Roman Catholic 53%, Anglican 13.8%, other Protestant 33.2%
    Population: 109,011 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Saint George's
    Independence: 7 February 1974 (from the UK)

  • Map of Grenada Carriacou and Petite Martinique
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    Flag of Grenada Carriacou and Petite MartiniqueGrenada Carriacou and Petite Martinique

    *See listing for Grenada

  • Map of Guernsey
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    Flag of GuernseyGuernsey

    Location: Western Europe
    Area: 78 sq km total (land: 78 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: cropland
    Ethnic groups: British and Norman-French descent with small percentages from other European countries
    Languages: English, French, Norman-French dialect spoken in country districts
    Religions: Protestant (Anglican, Presbyterian, Baptist, Congregational, Methodist), Roman Catholic
    Population: 65,345 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Saint Peter Port
    Independence: none (British crown dependency)

  • Map of Guinea
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    Flag of GuineaGuinea

    Location: Western Africa
    Area: 245,857 sq km total (land: 245,717 sq km; water: 140 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone
    Natural resources: bauxite, iron ore, diamonds, gold, uranium, hydropower, fish, salt
    Ethnic groups: Peuhl 40%, Malinke 30%, Soussou 20%, smaller ethnic groups 10%
    Languages: French (official), note: each ethnic group has its own language
    Religions: Muslim 85%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 7%
    Population: 10,884,958 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Conakry
    Independence: 2 October 1958 (from France)

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    Flag of GuyanaGuyana

    Location: Northern South America
    Area: 214,969 sq km total (land: 196,849 sq km; water 18,120 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Brazil, Suriname, Venezuela
    Natural resources: bauxite, gold, diamonds, hardwood timber, shrimp, fish
    Ethnic groups: East Indian 43.5%, black (African) 30.2%, mixed 16.7%, Amerindian 9.1%, other 0.5% (2002 census)
    Languages: English, Amerindian dialects, Creole, Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Urdu
    Religions: Protestant 30.5% (Pentecostal 16.9%, Anglican 6.9%, Seventh-Day Adventist 5%, Methodist 1.7%), Hindu 28.4%, Roman Catholic 8.1%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.1%, Muslim 7.2%, other Christian 17.7%, other 4.3%, none 4.3% (2002 census)
    Population: 741,908 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Georgetown
    Independence: 26 May 1966 (from the UK)

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    Flag of HaitiHaiti

    Location: Caribbean
    Area: 27,750 sq km total (land: 27,560 sq km; water: 190 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Dominican Republic
    Natural resources: bauxite, copper, calcium carbonate, gold, marble, hydropower
    Ethnic groups: black 95%, mulatto and white 5%
    Languages: French (official), Creole (official)
    Religions: Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 16% (Baptist 10%, Pentecostal 4%, Adventist 1%, other 1%), none 1%, other 3%, note: roughly half of the population practices voodoo
    Population: 9,801,664 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Port-au-Prince
    Independence: 1 January 1804 (from France)

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    Flag of IndiaIndia

    Location: Southern Asia
    Area: 3,287,263 sq km total (land: 2,973,193 sq km; water: 314,070 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, Nepal, Pakistan
    Natural resources: coal (fourth-largest reserves in the world), iron ore, manganese, mica, bauxite, rare earth elements, titanium ore, chromite, natural gas, diamonds, petroleum, limestone, arable land
    Ethnic groups: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3% (2000)
    Languages: Hindi 41%, Bengali 8.1%, Telugu 7.2%, Marathi 7%, Tamil 5.9%, Urdu 5%, Gujarati 4.5%, Kannada 3.7%, Malayalam 3.2%, Oriya 3.2%, Punjabi 2.8%, Assamese 1.3%, Maithili 1.2%, other 5.9%
    Religions: Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.1% (2001 census)
    Population: 1,205,073,612 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: New Delhi
    Independence: 15 August 1947 (from the UK)

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    Flag of Isle of ManIsle of Man

    Location: Western Europe
    Area: 572 sq km total (land: 572 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: none
    Ethnic groups: Manx (Norse-Celtic descent), Britons
    Languages: English, Manx Gaelic (about 2% of the population has some knowledge)
    Religions: Protestant (Anglican, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Society of Friends), Roman Catholic
    Population: 85,421 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Douglas
    Independence: none (British crown dependency)

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    Flag of IsraelIsrael

    Location: Middle East
    Area: 20,770 sq km total (land: 20,330 sq km; water: 440 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Egypt, Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank
    Natural resources: timber, potash, copper ore, natural gas, phosphate rock, magnesium bromide, clays, sand
    Ethnic groups: Jewish 76.4% (of which Israel-born 67.1%, Europe/America-born 22.6%, Africa-born 5.9%, Asia-born 4.2%), non-Jewish 23.6% (mostly Arab) (2004)
    Languages: Hebrew (official), Arabic (used officially for Arab minority), English (most commonly used foreign language)
    Religions: Jewish 75.6%, Muslim 16.9%, Christian 2%, Druze 1.7%, other 3.8% (2008)
    Population: 7,590,758 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Jerusalem
    Independence: 14 May 1948 (from League of Nations mandate under British administration)

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    Flag of Côte d'IvoireIvory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire)

    Location: Western Africa
    Area: 322,463 sq km total (land: 318,003 sq km; water: 4,460 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali
    Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, diamonds, manganese, iron ore, cobalt, bauxite, copper, gold, nickel, tantalum, silica sand, clay, cocoa beans, coffee, palm oil, hydropower
    Ethnic groups: Akan 42.1%, Voltaiques or Gur 17.6%, Northern Mandes 16.5%, Krous 11%, Southern Mandes 10%, other 2.8% (includes 130,000 Lebanese and 14,000 French) (1998)
    Languages: French (official), 60 native dialects of which Dioula is the most widely spoken
    Religions: Muslim 38.6%, Christian 32.8%, indigenous 11.9%, none 16.7% (2008 est.)
    Population: 21,952,093 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Yamoussoukro
    Independence: 7 August 1960 (from France)

  • Map of Jamaica
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    Flag of JamaicaJamaica

    Location: Caribbean
    Area: 10,991 sq km total (land: 10,831 sq km; water: 160 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: bauxite, gypsum, limestone
    Ethnic groups: black 91.2%, mixed 6.2%, other or unknown 2.6% (2001 census)
    Languages: English, English patois
    Religions: Protestant 62.5% (Seventh-Day Adventist 10.8%, Pentecostal 9.5%, Other Church of God 8.3%, Baptist 7.2%, New Testament Church of God 6.3%, Church of God in Jamaica 4.8%, Church of God of Prophecy 4.3%, Anglican 3.6%, other Christian 7.7%), Roman Catholic 2.6%, other or unspecified 14.2%, none 20.9%, (2001 census)
    Population: 2,889,187 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Kingston
    Independence: 6 August 1962 (from the UK)

  • Map of Kenya
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    Flag of KenyaKenya

    Location: Eastern Africa
    Area: 580,367 sq km total (land: 569,140 sq km; water: 11,227 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
    Natural resources: limestone, soda ash, salt, gemstones, fluorspar, zinc, diatomite, gypsum, wildlife, hydropower
    Ethnic groups: Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 12%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 6%, other African 15%, non-African (Asian, European, and Arab) 1%
    Languages: English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages
    Religions: Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, Muslim 10%, indigenous beliefs 10%, other 2%
    Population: 43,013,341 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Nairobi
    Independence: 12 December 1963 (from the UK)

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    Flag of LesothoLesotho

    Location: Southern Africa
    Area: 30,355 sq km total (land: 30,355 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: South Africa
    Natural resources: water, agricultural and grazing land, diamonds, sand, clay, building stone
    Ethnic groups: Sotho 99.7%, Europeans, Asians, and other 0.3%
    Languages: Sesotho (official) (southern Sotho), English (official), Zulu, Xhosa
    Religions: Christian 80%, indigenous beliefs 20%
    Population: 1,930,493 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Maseru
    Independence: 4 October 1966 (from the UK)

  • Map of Liberia
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    Flag of LiberiaLiberia

    Location: Western Africa
    Area: 111,369 sq km total (land: 96,320 sq km; water: 15,049 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone
    Natural resources: iron ore, timber, diamonds, gold, hydropower
    Ethnic groups: Kpelle 20.3%, Bassa 13.4%, Grebo 10%, Gio 8%, Mano 7.9%, Kru 6%, Lorma 5.1%, Kissi 4.8%, Gola 4.4%, other 20.1% (2008 Census)
    Languages: English 20% (official), some 20 ethnic group languages few of which can be written or used in correspondence
    Religions: Christian 85.6%, Muslim 12.2%, Traditional 0.6%, other 0.2%, none 1.4% (2008 Census)
    Population: 3,887,886 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Monrovia
    Independence: 26 July 1847

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    Flag of MadagascarMadagascar

    Location: Southern Africa
    Area: 587,041 sq km total (land: 581,540 sq km; water: 5,501 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: graphite, chromite, coal, bauxite, rare earth elements, salt, quartz, tar sands, semiprecious stones, mica, fish, hydropower
    Ethnic groups: Malayo-Indonesian (Merina and related Betsileo), Cotiers (mixed African, Malayo-Indonesian, and Arab ancestry - Betsimisaraka, Tsimihety, Antaisaka, Sakalava), French, Indian, Creole, Comoran
    Languages: French (official), Malagasy (official), English
    Religions: indigenous beliefs 52%, Christian 41%, Muslim 7%
    Population: 22,585,517 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Antananarivo
    Independence: 26 June 1960 (from France)

  • Map of Malaysia
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    Flag of MalaysiaMalaysia

    Location: Southeastern Asia
    Area: 329,847 sq km total (land: 328,657 sq km; water: 1,190 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand
    Natural resources: tin, petroleum, timber, copper, iron ore, natural gas, bauxite
    Ethnic groups: Malay 50.4%, Chinese 23.7%, indigenous 11%, Indian 7.1%, others 7.8% (2004 est.)
    Languages: Bahasa Malaysia (official), English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai
    Religions: Muslim (or Islam - official) 60.4%, Buddhist 19.2%, Christian 9.1%, Hindu 6.3%, Confucianism, Taoism, other traditional Chinese religions 2.6%, other or unknown 1.5%, none 0.8% (2000 census)
    Population: 29,179,952 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Kuala Lumpur
    Independence: 31 August 1957 (from the UK)

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    Flag of MaldivesMaldives

    Location: Southern Asia
    Area: 298 sq km total (land: 298 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: fish
    Ethnic groups: South Indians, Sinhalese, Arabs
    Languages: Dhivehi (official, dialect of Sinhala, script derived from Arabic), English (spoken by most government officials)
    Religions: Sunni Muslim (official)
    Population: 394,451 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Male
    Independence: 26 July 1965 (from the UK)

  • Map of Mali
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    Flag of MaliMali

    Location: interior Western Africa
    Area: 1,240,192 sq km total (land: 1,220,190 sq km; water: 20,002 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal
    Natural resources: gold, phosphates, kaolin, salt, limestone, uranium, gypsum, granite, hydropower
    Ethnic groups: Mande 50% (Bambara, Malinke, Soninke), Peul 17%, Voltaic 12%, Songhai 6%, Tuareg and Moor 10%, other 5%
    Languages: French (official), Bambara 80%, numerous African languages
    Religions: Muslim 90%, Christian 1%, indigenous beliefs 9%
    Population: 14,533,511 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Bamako
    Independence: 22 September 1960 (from France)

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    Flag of Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands

    Location: Oceania
    Area: 181 sq km total (land: 181 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Natural resources: coconut products, marine products, deep seabed minerals
    Ethnic groups: Marshallese 92.1%, mixed Marshallese 5.9%, other 2%
    Languages: Marshallese (official) 98.2%, other languages 1.8%, and English (official)
    Religions: Protestant 54.8%, Assembly of God 25.8%, Roman Catholic 8.4%, Bukot nan Jesus 2.8%, Mormon 2.1%, other Christian 3.6%, other 1%, none 1.5%
    Population: 74,539 (July 2017 est.)
    Capital: Majuro; note - the capital is an atoll of 64 islands; governmental buildings are housed on three fused islands: Djarrit, Uliga, and Delap
    Independence: 21 October 1986 (from the US-administered UN trusteeship)

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    Flag of Micronesia, Federated States ofMicronesia, Federated States of

    Location: Oceania
    Area: 702 sq km total (land: 702 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: timber, marine products, deep-seabed minerals, phosphate
    Ethnic groups: Chuukese 48.8%, Pohnpeian 24.2%, Kosraean 6.2%, Yapese 5.2%, Yap outer islands 4.5%, Asian 1.8%, Polynesian 1.5%, other 6.4%, unknown 1.4% (2000 census)
    Languages: English (official and common language), Chuukese, Kosrean, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Ulithian, Woleaian, Nukuoro, Kapingamarangi
    Religions: Roman Catholic 52.7%, Protestant 41.7% (Congregational 40.1%, Baptist 0.9%, Seventh-Day Adventist 0.7%), other 3.8%, none or unspecified 0.8% (2000 Census)
    Population: 106,487 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Palikir
    Independence: 3 November 1986 (from the US-administered UN trusteeship)

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    Flag of MongoliaMongolia

    Location: Northern Asia
    Area: 1,564,116 sq km total (land: 1,553,556 sq km; water: 10,560 sq km)
    Bordering countries: China, Russia
    Natural resources: oil, coal, copper, molybdenum, tungsten, phosphates, tin, nickel, zinc, fluorspar, gold, silver, iron
    Ethnic groups: Mongol (mostly Khalkha) 94.9%, Turkic (mostly Kazakh) 5%, other (including Chinese and Russian) 0.1% (2000)
    Languages: Khalkha Mongol 90% (official), Turkic, Russian (1999)
    Religions: Buddhist Lamaist 50%, Shamanist and Christian 6%, Muslim 4%, none 40% (2004)
    Population: 3,179,997 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Ulaanbaatar
    Independence: 11 July 1921 (from China)

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    Flag of MoroccoMorocco

    Location: Northern Africa
    Area: 446,550 sq km total (land: 446,300 sq km; water: 250 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Algeria, Western Sahara, Spain (Ceuta), Spain (Melilla)
    Natural resources: phosphates, iron ore, manganese, lead, zinc, fish, salt
    Ethnic groups: Arab-Berber 99%, other 1%
    Languages: Arabic (official), Amazigh (Berber; official), French (often the language of business, government, and diplomacy)
    Religions: Muslim 99% (official), Christian 1%, Jewish about 6,000
    Population: 32,309,239 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Rabat
    Independence: 2 March 1956 (from France)

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    Flag of MozambiqueMozambique

    Location: Southeastern Africa
    Area: 799,380 sq km total (land: 786,380 sq km; water: 13,000 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    Natural resources: coal, titanium, natural gas, hydropower, tantalum, graphite
    Ethnic groups: African 99.66% (Makhuwa, Tsonga, Lomwe, Sena, and others), Europeans 0.06%, Euro-Africans 0.2%, Indians 0.08%
    Languages: Emakhuwa 25.3%, Portuguese (official) 10.7%, Xichangana 10.3%, Cisena 7.5%, Elomwe 7%, Echuwabo 5.1%, other Mozambican languages 30.1%, other 4% (1997 census)
    Religions: Catholic 28.4%, Protestant 27.7% (Zionist Christian 15.5%, Evangelical Pentecostal 10.9%, Anglican 1.3%), Muslim 17.9%, other 7.2%, none 18.7% (1997 census)
    Population: 23,515,934 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Maputo
    Independence: 25 June 1975 (from Portugal)

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    Flag of NauruNauru

    Location: Oceania
    Area: 21 sq km total (land: 21 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: phosphates, fish
    Ethnic groups: Nauruan 58%, other Pacific Islander 26%, Chinese 8%, European 8%
    Languages: Nauruan (official, a distinct Pacific Island language), English (widely understood, spoken, and used for most government and commercial purposes)
    Religions: Protestant 45.8% (Nauru Congregational 35.4%, Nauru Independent Church 10.4%), Roman Catholic 33.2%, other 14.1%, none 4.5%, unspecified 2.4% (2002 census)
    Population: 9,378 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: no official capital; government offices in Yaren District
    Independence: 31 January 1968 (from the Australia-, NZ-, and UK-administered UN trusteeship)

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    Flag of New CaledoniaNew Caledonia

    Location: Oceania
    Area: 18,575 sq km total (land: 18,275 sq km; water: 300 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: nickel, chrome, iron, cobalt, manganese, silver, gold, lead, copper
    Ethnic groups: Melanesian 44.1%, European 34.1%, Wallisian & Futunian 9%, Tahitian 2.6%, Indonesian 2.5%, Vietnamese 1.4%, Ni-Vanuatu 1.1%, other 5.2% (1996 census)
    Languages: French (official), 33 Melanesian-Polynesian dialects
    Religions: Roman Catholic 60%, Protestant 30%, other 10%
    Population: 260,166 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Noumea
    Independence: none (overseas territory of France)

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    Flag of NicaraguaNicaragua

    Location: Central America
    Area: 130,370 sq km total (land: 119,990 sq km; water: 10,380 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Costa Rica, Honduras
    Natural resources: gold, silver, copper, tungsten, lead, zinc, timber, fish
    Ethnic groups: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 69%, white 17%, black 9%, Amerindian 5%
    Languages: Spanish (official) 97.5%, Miskito 1.7%, other 0.8% (1995 census)
    Religions: Roman Catholic 58.5%, Protestant 23.2% (Evangelical 21.6%, Moravian 1.6%), Jehovah's Witnesses 0.9%, other 1.7%, none 15.7% (2005 census)
    Population: 5,727,707 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Managua
    Independence: 15 September 1821 (from Spain)

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    Flag of Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island

    Location: Oceania
    Area: 36 sq km total (land: 36 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: fish
    Ethnic groups: descendants of the Bounty mutineers, Australian, New Zealander, Polynesian
    Languages: English (official), Norfolk (a mixture of 18th century English and ancient Tahitian)
    Religions: Protestant 45.6% (Anglican 31.8%, Uniting Church in Australia 10.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3.2%), Roman Catholic 11.5%, other Christian 5.6%, none 19.9%, unspecified 16.6% (2006 census)
    Population: 2,182 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Kingston
    Independence: none (territory of Australia)

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    Flag of PalauPalau

    Location: Oceania
    Area: 459 sq km total (land: 459 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: forests, minerals (especially gold), marine products, deep-seabed minerals
    Ethnic groups: Palauan (Micronesian with Malayan and Melanesian admixtures) 69.9%, Filipino 15.3%, Chinese 4.9%, other Asian 2.4%, white 1.9%, Carolinian 1.4%, other Micronesian 1.1%, other or unspecified 3.2% (2000 census)
    Languages: Palauan (official on most islands) 64.7%, Filipino 13.5%, English (official) 9.4%, Chinese 5.7%, Carolinian 1.5%, Japanese 1.5%, other Asian 2.3%, other languages 1.5% (2000 census)
    Religions: Roman Catholic 41.6%, Protestant 23.3%, Modekngei 8.8% (indigenous to Palau), Seventh-Day Adventist 5.3%, Jehovah's Witnesses 0.9%, Mormon 0.6%, other 3.1%, unspecified or none 16.4% (2000 census)
    Population: 21,032 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Melekeok
    Independence: 1 October 1994 (from the US-administered UN trusteeship)

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    Flag of Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea

    Location: Oceania
    Area: 462,840 sq km total (land: 452,860 sq km; water: 9,980 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: gold, copper, silver, natural gas, timber, oil, fisheries
    Ethnic groups: Melanesian, Papuan, Negrito, Micronesian, Polynesian
    Languages: Tok Pisin (official), English (official), Hiri Motu (official), some 860 indigenous languages spoken (over one-tenth of the world's total)
    Religions: Roman Catholic 27%, Protestant 69.4% (Evangelical Lutheran 19.5%, United Church 11.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 10%, Pentecostal 8.6%, Evangelical Alliance 5.2%, Anglican 3.2%, Baptist 2.5%, other Protestant 8.9%), Baha'i 0.3%, indigenous beliefs and other 3.3% (2000 census)
    Population: 6,310,129 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Port Moresby
    Independence: 16 September 1975 (from the Australian-administered UN trusteeship)

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    Flag of QatarQatar

    Location: Middle East
    Area: 11,586 sq km total (land: 11,586 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Saudi Arabia
    Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, fish
    Ethnic groups: Arab 40%, Indian 18%, Pakistani 18%, Iranian 10%, other 14%
    Languages: Arabic (official), English commonly used as a second language
    Religions: Muslim 77.5%, Christian 8.5%, other 14% (2004 census)
    Population: 1,951,591 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Doha
    Independence: 3 September 1971 (from the UK)

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    Flag of RomaniaRomania

    Location: Southeastern Europe
    Area: 238,391 sq km total (land: 229,891 sq km; water: 8,500 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Bulgaria, Hungary, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine (north), Ukraine (east)
    Natural resources: petroleum (reserves declining), timber, natural gas, coal, iron ore, salt, arable land, hydropower
    Ethnic groups: Romanian 89.5%, Hungarian 6.6%, Roma 2.5%, Ukrainian 0.3%, German 0.3%, Russian 0.2%, Turkish 0.2%, other 0.4% (2002 census)
    Languages: Romanian (official) 91%, Hungarian 6.7%, Romany (Gypsy) 1.1%, other 1.2%
    Religions: Eastern Orthodox (including all sub-denominations) 86.8%, Protestant (various denominations including Reformate and Pentecostal) 7.5%, Roman Catholic 4.7%, other (mostly Muslim) and unspecified 0.9%, none 0.1% (2002 census)
    Population: 21,848,504 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Bucharest
    Independence: 9 May 1877 (independence proclaimed from the Ottoman Empire; independence recognized on 13 July 1878 by the Treaty of Berlin); 26 March 1881 (kingdom proclaimed); 30 December 1947 (republic proclaimed)

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    Flag of Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis

    Location: Caribbean
    Area: 261 sq km total (land: 261 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: arable land
    Ethnic groups: predominantly black; some British, Portuguese, and Lebanese
    Languages: English (official)
    Religions: Anglican, other Protestant, Roman Catholic
    Population: 50,726 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Basseterre
    Independence: 19 September 1983 (from the UK)

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    Flag of Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines

    Location: Caribbean
    Area: 389 sq km total (land: 389 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: hydropower, cropland
    Ethnic groups: black 66%, mixed 19%, East Indian 6%, European 4%, Carib Amerindian 2%, other 3%
    Languages: English, French patois
    Religions: Protestant 75% (Anglican 47%, Methodist 28%), Roman Catholic 13%, other (includes Hindu, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Protestant) 12%
    Population: 103,537 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Kingstown
    Independence: 27 October 1979 (from the UK)

  • Map of Serbia
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    Flag of SerbiaSerbia

    Location: Southeastern Europe
    Area: 77,474 sq km total (land: 77,474 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania
    Natural resources: oil, gas, coal, iron ore, copper, zinc, antimony, chromite, gold, silver, magnesium, pyrite, limestone, marble, salt, arable land
    Ethnic groups: Serb 82.9%, Hungarian 3.9%, Romany (Gypsy) 1.4%, Yugoslavs 1.1%, Bosniaks 1.8%, Montenegrin 0.9%, other 8% (2002 census)
    Languages: Serbian (official) 88.3%, Hungarian 3.8%, Bosniak 1.8%, Romany (Gypsy) 1.1%, other 4.1%, unknown 0.9% (2002 census)
    Religions: Serbian Orthodox 85%, Catholic 5.5%, Protestant 1.1%, Muslim 3.2%, unspecified 2.6%, other, unknown, or atheist 2.6% (2002 census)
    Population: 7,276,604 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Belgrade
    Independence: 5 June 2006 (from Serbia and Montenegro)

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    Flag of Sierra LeoneSierra Leone

    Location: Western Africa
    Area: 71,740 sq km total (land: 71,620 sq km; water: 120 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Guinea, Liberia
    Natural resources: diamonds, titanium ore, bauxite, iron ore, gold, chromite
    Ethnic groups: Temne 35%, Mende 31%, Limba 8%, Kono 5%, Kriole 2% (descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area in the late-18th century; also known as Krio), Mandingo 2%, Loko 2%, other 15% (includes refugees from Liberia's recent civil war, and small numbers of Europeans, Lebanese, Pakistanis, and Indians) (2008 census)
    Languages: English (official, regular use limited to literate minority), Mende (principal vernacular in the south), Temne (principal vernacular in the north), Krio (English-based Creole, spoken by the descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area, a lingua franca and a first language for 10% of the population but understood by 95%)
    Religions: Muslim 60%, Christian 10%, indigenous beliefs 30%
    Population: 5,485,998 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Freetown
    Independence: 27 April 1961 (from the UK)

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    Flag of Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands

    Location: Oceania
    Area: 28,896 sq km total (land: 27,986 sq km; water: 910 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: fish, forests, gold, bauxite, phosphates, lead, zinc, nickel
    Ethnic groups: Melanesian 94.5%, Polynesian 3%, Micronesian 1.2%, other 1.1%, unspecified 0.2% (1999 census)
    Languages: Melanesian pidgin (in much of the country is lingua franca), English (official but spoken by only 1%-2% of the population), 120 indigenous languages
    Religions: Protestant 73.7% (Church of Melanesia 32.8%, South Seas Evangelical 17%, Seventh-Day Adventist 11.2%, United Church 10.3%, Christian Fellowship Church 2.4%), Roman Catholic 19%, other Christian 4.4%, other 2.4%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.2% (1999 census)
    Population: 584,578 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Honiara
    Independence: 7 July 1978 (from the UK)

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    Flag of Sri LankaSri Lanka

    Location: Southern Asia
    Area: 65,610 sq km total (land: 64,630 sq km; water: 980 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: limestone, graphite, mineral sands, gems, phosphates, clay, hydropower
    Ethnic groups: Sinhalese 73.8%, Sri Lankan Moors 7.2%, Indian Tamil 4.6%, Sri Lankan Tamil 3.9%, other 0.5%, unspecified 10% (2001 census provisional data)
    Languages: Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (national language) 18%, other 8%
    Religions: Buddhist (official) 69.1%, Muslim 7.6%, Hindu 7.1%, Christian 6.2%, unspecified 10% (2001 census provisional data)
    Population: 21,481,334 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Colombo
    Independence: 4 February 1948 (from the UK)

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    Flag of SudanSudan

    Location: Northeastern Africa
    Area: 1,861,484 sq km total (land: NA; water: NA)
    Bordering countries: Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, South Sudan
    Natural resources: petroleum; small reserves of iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver, gold; hydropower
    Ethnic groups: Sudanese Arab (approximately 70%), Fur, Beja, Nuba, Fallata
    Languages: Arabic (official), English (official), Nubian, Ta Bedawie, Fur
    Religions: Sunni Muslim, small Christian minority
    Population: 34,206,710
    Capital: Khartoum
    Independence: 1 January 1956 (from Egypt and the UK)

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    Flag of SwazilandSwaziland

    Location: Southern Africa
    Area: 17,364 sq km total (land: 17,204 sq km; water: 160 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Mozambique, South Africa
    Natural resources: asbestos, coal, clay, cassiterite, hydropower, forests, small gold and diamond deposits, quarry stone, and talc
    Ethnic groups: African 97%, European 3%
    Languages: English (official, used for government business), siSwati (official)
    Religions: Zionist 40% (a blend of Christianity and indigenous ancestral worship), Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim 10%, other (includes Anglican, Baha'i, Methodist, Mormon, Jewish) 30%
    Population: 1,386,914 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Mbabane
    Independence: 6 September 1968 (from the UK)

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    Flag of TanzaniaTanzania

    Location: Eastern Africa
    Area: 947,300 sq km total (land: 885,800 sq km; water: 61,500 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia
    Natural resources: hydropower, tin, phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds, gemstones, gold, natural gas, nickel
    Ethnic groups: mainland - African 99% (of which 95% are Bantu consisting of more than 130 tribes), other 1% (consisting of Asian, European, and Arab); Zanzibar - Arab, African, mixed Arab and African
    Languages: Kiswahili or Swahili (official), Kiunguja (name for Swahili in Zanzibar), English (official, primary language of commerce, administration, and higher education), Arabic (widely spoken in Zanzibar), many local languages
    Religions: mainland - Christian 30%, Muslim 35%, indigenous beliefs 35%; Zanzibar - more than 99% Muslim
    Population: 43,601,796 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Dar es Salaam
    Independence: 26 April 1964; Tanganyika became independent on 9 December 1961 (from UK-administered UN trusteeship); Zanzibar became independent on 19 December 1963 (from UK); Tanganyika united with Zanzibar on 26 April 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar; renamed United Republic of Tanzania on 29 October 1964

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    Flag of TogoTogo

    Location: Western Africa
    Area: 56,785 sq km total (land: 54,385 sq km; water: 2,400 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana
    Natural resources: phosphates, limestone, marble, arable land
    Ethnic groups: African (37 tribes; largest and most important are Ewe, Mina, and Kabre) 99%, European and Syrian-Lebanese less than 1%
    Languages: French (official, the language of commerce), Ewe and Mina (the two major African languages in the south), Kabye (sometimes spelled Kabiye) and Dagomba (the two major African languages in the north)
    Religions: Christian 29%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 51%
    Population: 6,961,049 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Lome
    Independence: 27 April 1960 (from French-administered UN trusteeship)

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    Flag of TurkeyTurkey

    Location: Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia
    Area: 783,562 sq km total (land: 769,632 sq km; water: 13,930 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Syria
    Natural resources: coal, iron ore, copper, chromium, antimony, mercury, gold, barite, borate, celestite (strontium), emery, feldspar, limestone, magnesite, marble, perlite, pumice, pyrites (sulfur), clay, arable land, hydropower
    Ethnic groups: Turkish 70-75%, Kurdish 18%, other minorities 7-12% (2008 est.)
    Languages: Turkish (official), Kurdish, other minority languages
    Religions: Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (mostly Christians and Jews)
    Population: 79,749,461 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Ankara
    Independence: 29 October 1923 (successor state to the Ottoman Empire)

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    Flag of TurkmenistanTurkmenistan

    Location: Central Asia
    Area: 488,100 sq km total (land: 469,930 sq km; water: 18,170 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan
    Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, sulfur, salt
    Ethnic groups: Turkmen 85%, Uzbek 5%, Russian 4%, other 6% (2003)
    Languages: Turkmen (official) 72%, Russian 12%, Uzbek 9%, other 7%
    Religions: Muslim 89%, Eastern Orthodox 9%, unknown 2%
    Population: 5,054,828 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Ashgabat
    Independence: 27 October 1991 (from the Soviet Union)

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    Flag of Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islands

    Location: two island groups in the North Atlantic Ocean
    Area: 948 sq km total (land: 948 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: spiny lobster, conch
    Ethnic groups: black 87.6%, white 7.9%, mixed 2.5%, East Indian 1.3%, other 0.7%
    Languages: English (official)
    Religions: Protestant 72.8% (Baptist 35.8%, Church of God 11.7%, Anglican 10%, Methodist 9.3%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6%), Roman Catholic 11.4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.8%, other 14%
    Population: 46,335 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Grand Turk
    Independence: none (overseas territory of the UK)

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    Flag of TuvaluTuvalu

    Location: Oceania
    Area: 26 sq km total (land: 26 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: fish
    Ethnic groups: Polynesian 96%, Micronesian 4%
    Languages: Tuvaluan (official), English (official), Samoan, Kiribati (on the island of Nui)
    Religions: Protestant 98.4% (Church of Tuvalu (Congregationalist) 97%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.4%), Baha'i 1%, other 0.6%
    Population: 10,619 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Funafuti
    Independence: 1 October 1978 (from the UK)

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    Flag of UgandaUganda

    Location: East-Central Africa
    Area: 241,038 sq km total (land: 197,100 sq km; water: 43,938 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania
    Natural resources: copper, cobalt, hydropower, limestone, salt, arable land, gold
    Ethnic groups: Baganda 16.9%, Banyakole 9.5%, Basoga 8.4%, Bakiga 6.9%, Iteso 6.4%, Langi 6.1%, Acholi 4.7%, Bagisu 4.6%, Lugbara 4.2%, Bunyoro 2.7%, other 29.6% (2002 census)
    Languages: English (official national language, taught in grade schools, used in courts of law and by most newspapers and some radio broadcasts), Ganda or Luganda (most widely used of the Niger-Congo languages, preferred for native language publications in the capital and may be taught in school), other Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili, Arabic
    Religions: Roman Catholic 41.9%, Protestant 42% (Anglican 35.9%, Pentecostal 4.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.5%), Muslim 12.1%, other 3.1%, none 0.9% (2002 census)
    Population: 35,873,253 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Kampala
    Independence: 9 October 1962 (from the UK)

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    Flag of VanuatuVanuatu

    Location: Oceania
    Area: 12,189 sq km total (land: 12,189 sq km; water: 0 sq km)
    Bordering countries: none
    Natural resources: manganese, hardwood forests, fish
    Ethnic groups: Ni-Vanuatu 98.5%, other 1.5% (1999 Census)
    Languages: local languages (more than 100) 72.6%, pidgin (known as Bislama or Bichelama - official) 23.1%, English (official) 1.9%, French (official) 1.4%, other 0.3%, unspecified 0.7% (1999 Census)
    Religions: Protestant 55.6% (Presbyterian 31.4%, Anglican 13.4%, Seventh-Day Adventist 10.8%), Roman Catholic 13.1%, other Christian 13.8%, indigenous beliefs 5.6% (including Jon Frum cargo cult), other 9.6%, none 1%, unspecified 1.3% (1999 Census)
    Population: 227,574 (July 2011 est.)
    Capital: Port-Vila
    Independence: 30 July 1980 (from France and the UK)

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    Flag of ZambiaZambia

    Location: Southern Africa
    Area: 752,618 sq km total (land: 743,398 sq km; water: 9,220 sq km)
    Bordering countries: Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
    Natural resources: copper, cobalt, zinc, lead, coal, emeralds, gold, silver, uranium, hydropower
    Ethnic groups: African 99.5% (includes Bemba, Tonga, Chewa, Lozi, Nsenga, Tumbuka, Ngoni, Lala, Kaonde, Lunda, and other African groups), other 0.5% (includes Europeans, Asians, and Americans) (2000 Census)
    Languages: Bemba (official) 30.1%, Nyanja (official) 10.7%, Tonga (official) 10.6%, Lozi (official) 5.7%, Chewa 4.9%, Nsenga 3.4%, Tumbuka 2.5%, Lunda (official) 2.2%, Kaonde (official) 2%, Lala 2%, Luvale (official) 1.7%, English (official) 1.7%, other 22.5% (2000 Census)
    Religions: Christian 50%-75%, Muslim and Hindu 24%-49%, indigenous beliefs 1%
    Population: 14,309,466 (July 2012 est.)
    Capital: Lusaka
    Independence: 24 October 1964 (from the UK)