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(1907), a “comedy of to‐day” by Augustin Daly. [Daly's Theatre, 49 perf.] Portrait of a Lady, picture #728 at the annual Academy exhibition, so lovingly depicts a beautiful woman ...

Guinea

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...Guinea Basic information Land area: 246,000 sq. km People: Peuhl (Fulani) 34%, Malinke 31%, Soussou 20%, other 15% Language: French, Soussou, and others Religion: Muslim 85%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 7% Government: Republic Population (2017 estimate): 12.7 million Percentage urban: 37% Population estimate for 2035: 19.79 million Life expectancy at birth 2015: 59.7 (F), 58.7 (M) Capital city: Conakry, 1.9 million Currency: Guinean franc Major exports: bauxite, alumina, gold, diamonds, coffee, fish GDP...

Zimbabwe

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...African 2%, white 1%, other 1% Language: Shona, Ndebele, English, 13 minority languages Religion: Protestant 76%, Roman Catholic 8%, other Christian 8%, other 8% Government: Republic Population (2017 estimate): 16.53 million Percentage urban: 32.4% Population estimate for 2035: 23.57 million Life expectancy at birth 2015: 60.7 (F), 57.7 (M) Capital city: Harare, 1.5 million Currency: 8 international currencies including US dollar, South African rand, pound sterling, and Chinese yuan Major exports: tobacco, gold, nickel, ...

Kyrgyzstan

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...Kyrgyzstan Basic information Land area: 200,000 sq. km People: Kyrgyz 71%, Uzbek 14%, Russian 8%, Dungan 1%, other 6% Language: Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Russian Religion: Muslim 75%, Russian Orthodox 20%, other 5% Government: Republic Population (2017 estimate): 6.05 million Percentage urban: 35.7% Population estimate for 2035: 7.3 million Life expectancy at birth 2015: 74.8 (F), 66.8 (M) Capital city: Bishkek, 865,000 Currency: Kyrgyz som Major exports: gold, vegetables, garments, electricity, cotton GDP per head, $PPP...

Panama

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...Land area: 76,000 sq. km People: mestizo 65%, Amerindian 12%, black or African descent 9%, mulatto 7%, white 7% Language: Spanish, indigenous languages, Creole, English Religion: Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant 15% Government: Republic Population (2017 estimate): 4.10 million Percentage urban: 66.6% Population estimate for 2035: 5.15 million Life expectancy at birth 2015: 80.9 (F), 74.8 (M) Capital city: Panama City, 1.7 million Currency: Panamanian balboa, US dollar Major exports: medicines, bananas, seafood, gold, machinery...

Burkina Faso

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...Land area: 274,000 sq. km People: Mossi 53%, Fulani 8%, Gurma 7%, also Bobo, Gurunsi, Senufo, Bissa, Lobi, Dagara, Tuareg Language: French and local languages Religion: Muslim 60%, Roman Catholic 23%, indigenous beliefs 7%, Protestant 7% Government: Republic Population (2017 estimate): 19.19 million Percentage urban: 29.9% Population estimate for 2035: 31.05 million Life expectancy at birth 2015: 60.3 (F), 57.6 (M) Capital city: Ouagadougou, 2.7 million Currency: CFA franc Major exports: gold, cotton, zinc,...

Namibia

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...Namibia Basic information Land area: 824,000 sq. km People: Ovambo 50%, Kavangos 9%, Herero 7%, Damara 7%, mixed 7%, white 6%, Nama 5%, other 9% Language: Afrikaans, Oshivambo, Herero, Nama, English, German Religion: Christian 80% of which over half Lutheran, indigenous religions 20% Government: Republic Population (2017 estimate): 2.54 million Percentage urban: 46.7% Population estimate for 2035: 3.52 million Life expectancy at birth 2015: 67.5 (F), 62.5 (M) Capital city: Windhoek, 368,000 Currency: Namibian dollar...

Pakistan

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...There are similar problems in health. Health services are poor and nearly a half of the rural population do not have safe sanitation. Particularly disturbing is the slow advance of women. Thus while boys on average can now expect 8.5 years of schooling, girls have only 7 years, and the literacy rate for men is over 20 per cent higher than for women. Women also have fewer employment opportunities—particularly in the socially more conservative provinces of Baluchistan and North-West Frontier. Women’s generally low status is also reflected in poor standards...

Cambodia

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...Vietnamese 5%, Chinese 1%, other 4% Language: Khmer, French Religion: Buddhist 97%, other 3% Government : Constitutional monarchy Population (2017 estimate): 16.01 million Percentage urban: 20.7% Population estimate for 2035: 19.72 million Life expectancy at birth 2015: 70.8 (F), 66.7 (M) Capital city: Phnom Penh, 1.7 million Currency: Cambodian riel Major exports: clothes, footwear, natural rubber, rice, fish, bicycles GDP per head, $PPP (2016): $3,736 Human Development Index rank: 143 out of 188 Gender Equality...

Ecuador

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...information Land area: 284,000 sq. km People: Mestizo 72%, Montubio 8%, Amerindian 7%, Spanish 6%, Afro-ecuadorian 4%, black 3% Language: Spanish, Quechua, other Amerindian languages Religion: Roman Catholic 74%, other Christian 12%, other 14% Government: Republic Population (2017 estimate): 16.63 million Percentage urban: 63.7% Population estimate for 2035: 20.56 million Life expectancy at birth 2015: 78.9 (F), 73.4 (M) Capital city: Quito, 1.7 million Currency: US dollar Major exports: oil, bananas, fish, cut flowers...

Belgium

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...power that has fuelled resentment between the two communities. The Flemish complain that their taxes are heavily subsidizing the Walloons. Belgium has run into economic problems in recent years. Though it has many new service industries, unemployment has been high, around 8.7 per cent, and despite immigration the population is ageing rapidly. Another issue is debt, since governments have frequently attempted to spend their way out of intercommunity problems. Contemporary politics In an effort to address its growing divisions, the country was built into...

El Salvador

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...21%; Jehovah’s Witnesses 2%, other 2, none 17% Government: Republic Population (2017 estimate): 6.39 million Percentage urban: 66.7% Population estimate for 2035: 6.89 million Life expectancy at birth 2015: 77.7 (F), 68.6 (M) Capital city: San Salvador, 1.1 million Currency: US dollar Major exports: garments, sugar, coffee, electrical machinery GDP per head, $PPP (2016): $8,619 Human Development Index rank: 117 out of 188 Gender Equality Index rank: 85 out of 159 Environmental Performance Indicator rank: 97 out...

Belarus

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...Belarus Basic information Land area: 208,000 sq. km People: Belarusian 84%, Russian 8%, Polish 3%, Ukrainian 2%. others 3% Language: Belarusian, Russian Religion: Eastern Orthodox 80%, other 20% Government: Republic Population (2017 estimate): 9.47 million Percentage urban: 76.7% Population estimate for 2035: 8.99 million Life expectancy at birth 2015: 77.3 (F), 65.7 (M) Capital city: Minsk, 1.9 million Currency: Belarusian ruble (redenominated in 2016) Major exports: refined petroleum, fertilizers, trucks, tractors...

Malaysia

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... 330,000 sq. km People: Malay 61%, Chinese 25%, Indian 7%, indigenous 6%, other 3% Language: Bahasa Melayu (Malay), English, Chinese, Tamil, and tribal dialects Religion: Muslim 61%, Buddhist 20%, Christian 9%, Hindu 6%, Confucian and others 4% Government: Constitutional monarchy Population (2017 estimate): 31.63 million Percentage urban: 74.7% Population estimate for 2030: 38.39 million Life expectancy at birth 2014: 77.3 (F), 72.6 (M) Capital city: Kuala Lumpur, 6.8 million Currency: Malaysian ringgit Major exports: electronic...

Bermuda

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...Bermuda Basic information Land area: 54 sq. km People: black 54%, white 31%, mixed race 7%, other 8% Language: English Religion: Protestant 46%, Roman Catholic 15%, other Christian 11%, other 5% Government: Overseas territory of the UK Population (2017 estimate): 61,000 Percentage urban: 100 Estimated population 2035: 58,000 Capital city: Hamilton, 10,000 Currency: Bermudan dollar Major exports: pharmaceuticals GDP per head, $PPP (2013): $52,347 The country Bermuda comprises an archipelago of seven coral-based...

Armenia

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...other 1% Language: Armenian, Kurdish Religion: Armenian Apostolic 93%, other 7% Government: Republic Population (2017 estimate): 2.93 million Percentage urban: 64.7% Population estimate for 2035: 2.87 million Life expectancy at birth 2015: 78.7 (F), 71.1 (M) Capital city: Yerevan, 1.1 million Currency: Armenian dram Major exports: processed foods, textiles, polished diamonds, metallic and mining products GDP per head, $PPP (2016): $8,818 Human Development Index rank: 84 out of 188 Gender Equality Index rank: 61out...

Bolivia

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... Percentage urban: 68.5% Population estimate for 2035: 13.93 million Life expectancy at birth 2015: 71.3 (F), 66.3 (M) Capital city: La Paz (seat of government), 0.8 million; Sucre, 250,000 (constitutional and judicial capital) Currency: Boliviano Major exports: natural gas, soybeans, zinc, precious metals, gold, lead, tin GDP per head, $PPP (2016): $7,236 Human Development Index rank: 118 out of 188 Gender Equality Index rank: 98 out of 159 Environmental Performance Indicator rank: 76 out of 180 The country Bolivia...

Chad

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...sq. km People: Sara 28%, Arab 12%, Mayo-Kebbi 12%, Kanem-Bornou 9%, others 39% Language: French, Arabic, Sara, many others Religion: Muslim 53%, Catholic 20%, Protestant 14%, animist 7%, other 6% Government: Republic Population (2017 estimate): 14.9 million Percentage urban: 22.5% Population estimate for 2035: 24.3 million Life expectancy at birth 2015: 53 (F), 50.8 (M) Capital city: N’Djamena, 1.3 million Currency: CFA franc Major exports: oil, cotton, livestock, gum arabic GDP per head, $PPP (2016): $1,991 Human...

Hong Kong

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... People: Chinese 93%, Indonesian 2%, Filipino 2%, other 3% Language: Cantonese, English, Putonghua Religion: traditional local 90%, Christian 10% Government: Special Administrative Region of China Population (2016 estimate): 7.37 million Percentage urban: 100% Population estimate for 2035: 8.13 million Life expectancy at birth 2015: 87.0 (F), 81.4 (M) Currency: Hong Kong dollar Major exports: finance, re-exports, machinery, garments, gold and precious stones, printed goods GDP per head, $PPP (2016): $58,553 Human Development...

Chile

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...89%, Mapuche 9%, other 2% Language: Spanish Religion: Roman Catholic 68%, Protestant and Evangelical 17%, other 5% Government: Republic Population (2017 estimate): 18.06 million Percentage urban: 89.5% Population estimate for 2030: 20.06 million Life expectancy at birth 2014: 84.7 (F), 79.0 (M) Capital city: Santiago, 6.5 million Currency: Chilean peso Major exports: copper, food products, fruit, chemicals, wood pulp, wine GDP per head, $PPP (2016): $23,960 Human Development Index rank: 42 out of 188 Gender Equality...

Costa Rica

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...Costa Rica Basic information Land area: 51,000 sq. km People: white or mestizo 84%, mulatto 7%, Amerindians 3%, black 1%, other 5% Language: Spanish, English Religion: Catholic 76%, Protestant 16%, other 8% Government: Republic Population (2017 estimate): 4.91 million Percentage urban: 76.8% Population estimate for 2035: 5.54 million Life expectancy at birth 2015: 82.1 (F), 77.2 (M) Capital city: San José, 1.2 million Currency: Colón Major exports: electronics, medical equipment, bananas, pineapples, coffee ...

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