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Andorra

Long Name: Principality of Andorra

Location: Southwestern Europe, between France and Spain

Area: 181 sq. mi. (468 sq. km)

Climate: temperate; snowy, cold winters and warm, dry summers

Terrain: rugged mountains dissected by narrow valleys

Population: 82,627

Population Growth Rate: 1.899%

Birth Rate (per 1,000): 10.59

Death Rate (per 1,000): 5.59

Life Expectancy: 82.67 years

Ethnic Groups: Spanish 43%, Andorran 33%, Portuguese 11%, French 7%, other 6%

Religion: Roman Catholic (predominant)

Languages: Catalan (official), French, Castilian, Portuguese

Literacy: 100%

Government Type: parliamentary democracy (since March 1993) that retains as its chiefs of state a coprincipality; the two princes are the president of France and bishop of Seo de Urgel, Spain, who are represented locally by coprinces' representatives

Capital: Andorra la Vella

Independence: 1278 (formed under the joint suzerainty of the French Count of Foix and the Spanish Bishop of Urgel)

GDP Per Capita: $38,800

Occupations: agriculture 0.3%, industry 20.3%, services 79.4%

Currency: euro (EUR)

Angola

Long Name: Republic of Angola

Location: Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between

Namibia and Democratic Republic of the Congo

Area: 481,351.35 sq. mi. (1,246,700 sq. km)

Climate: semiarid in south and along coast to Luanda; north has cool, dry season (May to October) and hot, rainy season (November to April)

Terrain: narrow coastal plain rises abruptly to vast interior plateau

Population: 12,531,357

Population Growth Rate: 2.136%

Birth Rate (per 1,000): 44.09

Death Rate (per 1,000): 24.44

Life Expectancy: 37.92 years

Ethnic Groups: Ovimbundu 37%, Kim-bundu 25%, Bakongo 13%, mestico (mixed European and native African) 2%, European 1%, other 22%

Religion: indigenous beliefs 47%, Roman Catholic 38%, Protestant 15%

Languages: Portuguese (official), Bantu and other African languages

Literacy: 67.4%

Government Type: republic; multiparty presidential regime

Capital: Luanda

Independence: 11 November 1975 (from Portugal)

GDP Per Capita: $7,800

Occupations: agriculture 85%, industry and services 15%

Currency: kwanza (AOA)

Antigua and Barbuda

Long Name: Antigua and Barbuda

Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico

Area: 171 sq. mi. (442.6 sq. km)

Climate: tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation

Terrain: mostly low-lying limestone and coral islands, with some higher volcanic areas

Population: 84,522

Population Growth Rate: 1.305%

Birth Rate (per 1,000): 16.78

Death Rate (per 1,000): 6.14

Life Expectancy: 74.25 years

Ethnic Groups: black 91%, mixed 4.4%, white 1.7%, other 2.9%

Religion: Anglican 25.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 12.3%, Pentecostal 10.6%, Moravian 10.5%, Roman Catholic 10.4%, Methodist 7.9%, Baptist 4.9%, Church of God 4.5%, other Christian 5.4%, other 2%, none or unspecified 5.8%

Languages: English (official), local dialects

Literacy: 85.8%

Government Type: constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government

Capital: Saint John's

Independence: 1 November 1981 (from United Kingdom)

GDP Per Capita: $18,300

Occupations: agriculture 7%, industry 11%, services 82%

Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

Argentina

Long Name: Argentine Republic

Location: Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Chile and Uruguay

Area: 1,068,297 sq. mi. (2,766,890 sq. km)

Climate: mostly temperate; arid in southeast; subantarctic in southwest

Terrain: rich plains of the Pampas in northern half, flat to rolling plateau of Patagonia in south, rugged Andes along western border

Population: 40.482 million

Population Growth Rate: 1.068%

Birth Rate (per 1,000): 18.11

Death Rate (per 1,000): 7.43

Life Expectancy: 76.36 years

Ethnic Groups: white (mostly Spanish and Italian) 97%, mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian ancestry), Amerindian, or other non-white groups 3%

Religion: nominally Roman Catholic 92% (less than 20% practicing),

Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%

Languages: Spanish (official), Italian, English, German, French

Literacy: 97.2%

Government Type: republic Capital: Buenos Aires Independence: 9 July 1816 (from Spain)

GDP Per Capita: $13,100

Occupations: agriculture 1%, industry 23%, services 76%

Currency: Argentine peso (ARS)

 
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