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Australia Country Australia Capital Canberra Location Oceania, continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean Size/Pop. 7,686,850 sq km /

20,000,000

Terrain mostly low plateau with deserts; fertile plain in southeast Climate generally arid to semiarid; temperate in south and east; tropical in north Languages English, native languages Nationality noun: Australian(s) adjective: Australian Religion Anglican 26.1%, Roman Catholic 26%, other Christian 24.3%, non-Christian 11%, other 12.6% Currency Australian dollar (AUD) Exports coal, gold, meat, wool, alumina, iron ore, wheat, machinery and transport equipment

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Germany Country Germany Capital Berlin Location Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark Size / Pop. 357,021 sq km

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83,000,000

Terrain lowlands in north, uplands in center, Bavarian Alps in south Climate temperate and marine; cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers; occasional warm foehn wind Languages German Nationality noun: German(s) adjective: German Religion Protestant 34%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated or other 28.3% Currency euro (EUR) Exports machinery, vehicles, chemicals, metals and manufactures, foodstuffs, textiles

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Italy Country Italy Capital Rome Location Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia Size / Pop. 301,230 sq km

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57,500,000

Terrain mostly rugged and mountainous; some plains, coastal lowlands Climate predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in south Languages Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the TriesteGorizia area) Nationality noun: Italian(s) adjective: Italian Religion predominately Roman Catholic with mature Protestant and Jewish communities and a growing Muslim immigrant community Currency euro (EUR) Exports engineering products, textiles and clothing, production machinery, motor vehicles, transport equipment, chemicals; food, beverages, minerals

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Brazil Country Brazil Capital Brasilia Location Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean Size /Pop. 8,511,965 sq km

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175,000,000

Terrain mostly flat to rolling lowlands in north; some plains, hills, mountains, and narrow coastal belt Climate mostly tropical, but temperate in south Languages Portuguese (official), Spanish, English, French Nationality noun: Brazilian(s) adjective: Brazilian Religion Roman Catholic (nominal) 80% Currency real (BRL) Exports transport equipment, iron ore, soybeans, footwear, coffee, autos

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United States of America Country United States Capital Washington, DC Location North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico Size / Pop. 9,629,091 sq km

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278,000,000

Terrain vast central plain, mountains in west, hills and low mountains in east; rugged mountains and broad river valleys in Alaska; rugged, volcanic topography in Hawaii Climate mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains Languages English, Spanish (spoken by a sizable minority) Nationality noun: American(s) adjective: American Religion Protestant 56%, Roman Catholic 28%, Jewish 2%, other 4%, none 10% (1989) Currency US dollar (USD) Exports automobiles, industrial supplies and raw materials, consumer goods

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South Korea Country People’s Republic of Korea Capital Seoul Location Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea Size / Pop. 98,480 sq km

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49,232,844 (July 2008 est.)

Terrain mostly hills and mountains; wide coastal plains in west and south Climate temperate, with rainfall heavier in summer than winter Languages Korean, English widely taught in junior high and high school Nationality noun: Korean (s) adjective: Korean Religion Christian 26.3% (Protestant 19.7%, Roman Catholic 6.6%), Buddhist 23.2%, other or unknown 1.3%, none 49.3% (1995 census) Currency won (RMB) Exports semiconductors, wireless telecommunications equipment, motor vehicles, computers, steel, ships, petrochemicals

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New Zealand Wellington Oceania, South Pacific Ocean 4,200,000

Terrain

Mountainous with some coastal plains

Climate

Temperate with sharp regional contrasts

Languages

Official Languages: English, Maori, Sign

Nationality

Noun: New Zealander Slang: Kiwi

Religion Currency Exports

Christian New Zealand dollar (NZD) Technology, apples, lamb, kiwis

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North Korea (People’s Democratic Republic of Korea) Pyeongyang

Location Eastern Asia, northern half of the Korean Peninsula Size/Pop. Terrain Climate

22,665,345 (July 2009 est.) mostly hills and mountains separated by deep, narrow valleys; coastal plains wide in west, discontinuous in east temperate with rainfall concentrated in summer

Languages

Official Languages: Korean

Nationality

noun: Korean(s)

Religion Currency Exports

adjective: Korean

Atheist / Buddhist North Korean Won (KPW) minerals, metallurgical products, manufactures (including armaments), textiles, agricultural and fishery products

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Mexico Mexico City

Location Middle America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the United States Size/Pop.

111,211,789 (July 2009 est.)

Terrain

varies from tropical to desert

Climate

high, rugged mountains; low coastal plains; high plateaus; desert

Languages

Official Languages: Spanish only 92.7%, Spanish and indigenous languages 5.7%,

Nationality

Noun: New Zealander Slang: Kiwi

Religion Currency Exports

Roman Catholic 76.5%, Protestant 6.3% Peso (MXN) manufactured goods, oil and oil products, silver, fruits, vegetables, coffee

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Uruguay Montevideo

Location Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil Size/Pop.

3,494,382 (July 2009 est.)

Terrain

mostly rolling plains and low hills; fertile coastal lowland

Climate

warm temperate; freezing temperatures almost unknown

Languages

Official Languages: Spanish, Portunol, or Brazilero (Portuguese-Spanish mix)

Nationality

Noun: Uruguayan Adj: Uruguayan

Religion

Currency Exports

Roman Catholic 47.1%, non-Catholic Christians 11.1%, nondenominational 23.2%, atheist or agnostic 17.2% Uruguayan pesos (UYU) meat, rice, leather products, wool, fish, dairy products

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Algeria

Capital

Algiers

Location Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Morocco and Tunisia Size/Pop.

34,178,188 (July 2009 est.)

Terrain

mostly high plateau and desert; some mountains; narrow, discontinuous coastal plain

Climate

arid to semiarid; mild, wet winters with hot, dry summers along coast; drier with cold winters and hot summers on high plateau; Siroccos (dry winds)

Languages

Official Languages: Arabic Other: French, Berber dialects

Nationality

Noun: Algerian Adj: Algerian

Religion Currency Exports

Muslim Algerian dinars (DZD) petroleum, natural gas, and petroleum products 97%

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Nigeria Abuja

Location Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon Size/Pop. Terrain Climate

149,229,090 southern lowlands merge into central hills and plateaus; mountains in southeast, plains in north varies; equatorial in south, tropical in center, arid in north

Languages

Official Languages: English Other: Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani

Nationality

Noun: Nigerian Adj: Nigerian

Religion Currency Exports

Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10% nairas (NGN) petroleum and petroleum products 95%, cocoa, rubber

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Greece

Capital

Athens

Location

Size/Pop.

Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey 10,737,428 (July 2009 est.)

Terrain

mostly mountains with ranges extending into the sea as peninsulas or chains of islands

Climate

temperate; mild, wet winters; hot, dry summers

Languages

Official Languages: Greek

Nationality

Noun: Greek Adj: Greek

Religion Currency Exports

Greek Orthodox 98%, Muslim 1.3% euros (EUR) food and beverages, manufactured goods, petroleum products, chemicals, textiles

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Country Country Capital Location Size/Pop.

Switzerland Bern Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy 7,604,467 (July 2009 est.)

Terrain

mostly mountains (Alps in south, Jura in northwest) with a central plateau of rolling hills, plains, and large lakes

Climate

temperate, but varies with altitude

Languages

Official Languages: German, French, Italian, Romansch

Nationality

Noun: Swiss Slang: Swiss

Religion Currency Exports

Roman Catholic 41.8%, Protestant 35.3%, Muslim 4.3%, Orthodox 1.8% Swiss Franc ( CHF ) machinery, chemicals, metals, watches, agricultural products

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Spain

Capital

Madrid

Location Size/Pop.

Southwestern Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, and Pyrenees Mountains 40,525,002 (July 2009 est.)

Terrain

large, flat to dissected plateau surrounded by rugged hills; Pyrenees in north

Climate

temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior

Languages

Official Languages: Castilian Spanish 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician, Basque

Nationality

Noun: Spaniard Adj: Spanish

Religion Currency Exports

Roman Catholic Euro (EUR) machinery, motor vehicles; foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, medicines, consumer goods

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Japan

Capital

Tokyo

Location Size/Pop.

Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula 127,078,679 (July 2009 est.)

Terrain

mostly rugged and mountainous

Climate

varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north

Languages

Official Languages: Japanese

Nationality

Noun: Japanese Adj: Japanese

Religion Currency Exports

Shintoism 83.9%, Buddhism 71.4%, Christianity 2%, other 7.8% Yen ( JPY ) transport equipment, motor vehicles, semiconductors, electrical machinery, chemicals

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