Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Region: Oceania
Geographic coordinates: 18 00 S, 175 00 E
Area: 18,270 sq km
Population: 931,741
Nationality: Fijian(s)
Religions: Christian 53% (Methodist 34.5%, Roman Catholic 7.2%, Assembly of God 3.8%, Seventh Day Adventist 2.6%, other 4.9%), Hindu 34% (Sanatan 25%, Arya Samaj 1.2%, other 7.8%), Muslim 7% (Sunni 4.2%. other 2.8%), other or unspecified 5.6%, none 0.3% (1996 census)
Languages: English (official), Fijian (official), Hindustani
Country name: Republic of the Fiji Islands
Capital: Suva (on Viti Levu)
Currency (code): Fijian dollar (FJD)
Telephone (code): 679
Internet country code: fj

Faroe Islands

Region: Europe
Geographic coordinates: 62 00 N, 7 00 W
Area: 1,399 sq km
Population: 48,668
Nationality: Faroese (singular and plural)
Religions: Evangelical Lutheran
Languages: Faroese (derived from Old Norse), Danish
Country name: Faroe Islands
Capital: Torshavn
Currency (code): Danish krone (DKK)
Telephone (code): 298
Internet country code: fo

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Region: South America
Geographic coordinates: 51 45 S, 59 00 W
Area: 12,173 sq km
Population: 3,140
Nationality: Falkland Islander(s)
Religions: Primarily Anglican, Roman Catholic, United Free Church, Evangelist Church, Jehovah's Witnesses, Lutheran, Seventh-Day Adventist
Languages: English
Country name: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Capital: Stanley
Currency (code): Falkland pound (FKP)
Telephone (code): 500
Internet country code: fk


Region: Africa
Geographic coordinates: 8 00 N, 38 00 E
Area: 1,127,127 sq km
Population: 78,254,090
Nationality: Ethiopian(s)
Religions: Christian 60.8% (Orthodox 50.6%, Protestant 10.2%), Muslim 32.8%, traditional 4.6%, other 1.8% (1994 census)
Languages: Amarigna 32.7%, Oromigna 31.6%, Tigrigna 6.1%, Somaligna 6%, Guaragigna 3.5%, Sidamigna 3.5%, Hadiyigna 1.7%, other 14.8%, English (major foreign language taught in schools) (1994 census)
Country name: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Capital: Addis Ababa
Currency (code): Birr (ETB)
Telephone (code): 251
Internet country code: et

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Region: Europe
Geographic coordinates: 59 00 N, 26 00 E
Area: 45,226 sq km
Population: 1,307,605
Nationality: Estonian(s)
Religions: Evangelical Lutheran 13.6%, Orthodox 12.8%, other Christian (including Methodist, Seventh-Day Adventist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal) 1.4%, unaffiliated 34.1%, other and unspecified 32%, none 6.1% (2000 census).
Languages: Estonian (official) 67.3%, Russian 29.7%, other 2.3%, unknown 0.7% (2000 census).
Country name: Republic of Estonia
Capital: Tallinn
Currency (code): Estonian kroon (EEK)
Telephone (code): 372
Internet country code: ee


Region: Africa
Geographic coordinates: 15 00 N, 39 00 E
Area: 121,320 sq km
Population: 5,028,475
Nationality: Eritrean(s)
Religions: Muslim, Coptic Christian, Roman Catholic, Protestant
Languages: Afar, Arabic, Tigre and Kunama, Tigrinya, other Cushitic languages.
Country name: State of Eritrea
Capital: Asmara (Asmera)
Currency (code): nakfa (ERN)
Telephone (code): 291
Internet country code: er

Equatorial Guinea

Region: Africa
Geographic coordinates: 2 00 N, 10 00 E
Area: 28,051 sq km
Population: 616,459
Nationality: Equatorial Guinean(s) or Equatoguinean(s)
Religions: nominally Christian and predominantly Roman Catholic, pagan practices.
Languages: Spanish 67.6% (official), other 32.4% (includes French (official), Fang, Bubi) (1994 census).
Country name: Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Capital: Malabo
Currency (code): Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XAF)
Telephone (code): 240
Internet country code: gq

El Salvador

Region: Central America and the Caribbean
Geographic coordinates: 13 50 N, 88 55 W
Area: 21,040 sq km
Population: 7,066,403
Nationality: Salvadoran(s)
Religions: Roman Catholic 83%, other 17%
Languages: Spanish, Nahua (among some Amerindians)
Country name: Republic of El Salvador
Capital: San Salvador
Currency (code): US dollar (USD)
Telephone (code): 503
Internet country code: sv

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Region: Africa
Geographic coordinates: 27 00 N, 30 00 E
Area: 1,001,450 sq km
Population: 81,713,517
Nationality: Egyptian(s)
Religions: Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90%, Coptic 9%, other Christian 1%
Languages: Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes
Country name: Arab Republic of Egypt
Capital: Cairo
Currency (code): Egyptian pound (EGP)
Telephone (code): 20
Internet country code: eg


Region: South America
Geographic coordinates: 2 00 S, 77 30 W
Area: 283,560 sq km
Population: 13,927,650
Nationality: Ecuadorian(s)
Religions: Roman Catholic 95%, other 5%
Languages: Spanish (official), Amerindian languages (especially Quechua)
Country name: Republic of Ecuador
Capital: Quito
Currency (code): US dollar (USD)
Telephone (code): 593
Internet country code: ec