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COUNTRY (OR DEPENDENCY) / CONTINENT /POPULATION /LAND AREA / DENSITY / RELIGION / LANGUAGE / CURRENCY OF ALL CONTINENTS

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COUNTRY (or dependency) : Afghanistan

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 34,656,032

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 652,864 km2

DENSITY : 49.88/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Islam )

LANGUAGE : Pashto, Dari

CURRENCY : Afghani (Afs) (AFN)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) ::Albania

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 2,876,591

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 28,748 km2

DENSITY : 98/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Albanian (official – derived from Tosk dialect), Greek, Vlach, Romani, Slavic dialects

CURRENCY : Lek (ALL)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Algeria

CONTINENT:Africa

POPULATION : 42,200,000

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 2,381,741 km2

DENSITY : 15.9/km2

RELIGION : NON- SECULAR ( Islam )

LANGUAGE : Arabic (official), French, Berber dialects

CURRENCY : Dinar (DZD)

4

COUNTRY (or dependency) : American Samoa

CONTINENT: Oceania

POPULATION : 55,689

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 199 km2

DENSITY : 259/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( 98.3% Christian ,1.7% Other )

LANGUAGE : Samoan 90.6% (closely related to Hawaiian and other Polynesian languages), English 2.9%, Tongan 2.4%, other Pacific islander 2.1%, other 2%

CURRENCY : United States dollar (USD)

5

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Andorra

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 77,281

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 467.63 km2

DENSITY : 179.8/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

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

CURRENCY : Euro (EUR)

6

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Angola

CONTINENT : AFRICA

POPULATION : 25,789,024

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) :1,246,700

DENSITY : 20.69/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

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

CURRENCY :Kwanza (AOA)

7

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Anguilla

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 14,764

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 91 km2

DENSITY :132/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR (90.3% Christian , 9.7% others )

LANGUAGE : English (official)

CURRENCY : East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Antigua and Barbuda

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 100,963

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 440 km2

DENSITY : 186/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( 76.5% Christian ,12.2% Other, 5.5% Unspecified , 5.9% None )

LANGUAGE : English (official), local dialects

CURRENCY :East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

9

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Argentina

CONTINENT: SOUTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 43,847,430

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 2,780,400 km2

DENSITY : 14.4/km2

RELIGION : Ambiguous ( 77.1% Roman Catholicism , 10.8% Protestant , 10.1% Non-religious , 2.6% Other

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

CURRENCY :Peso($) (ARS)

10

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Armenia

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 2,924,816

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 29,743 km2

DENSITY : 101.5/km2

RELIGION : Ambiguous ( Armenian Apostolic Church )

LANGUAGE : Armenian 97.7%, Yezidi 1%, Russian 0.9%, other 0.4% (2001 census)

CURRENCY :Dram֏) (AMD)

11

COUNTRY (or dependency) : Aruba

CONTINENT: SOUTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 104,822[

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 178.91 km2

DENSITY : 612/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Dutch (official), Papiamento (a Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, English dialect), English (widely spoken), Spanish.

CURRENCY : Aruban florin (AWG)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Australia

CONTINENT: Oceania

POPULATION : 25,079,200

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 7,692,024 km2

DENSITY : 3.3/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English 79.1%, Chinese 2.1%, Italian 1.9%, other 11.1%, unspecified 5.8% (2001 Census)

CURRENCY :Australian dollar (AUD)

13

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Austria

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 8,823,054

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 83,879 km2

DENSITY : 104/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : German (official nationwide), Slovene (official in Carinthia), Croatian (official in Burgenland), Hungarian (official in Burgenland).

CURRENCY : Euro () (EUR)

14

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Azerbaijan

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 9,898,100

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 86,600 km2

DENSITY : 114/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Azerbaijani (Azeri) 89%, Russian 3%, Armenian 2%, other 6% (1995 est.)

CURRENCY :Manat (₼) (AZN)

15

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Bahamas

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 391,232

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 13,878 km2

DENSITY : 25.21/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English (official), Creole (among Haitian immigrants)

CURRENCY :Bahamian dollar (BSD) , (US dollars widely accepted)

16

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Bahrain

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 1,425,171

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 765.3 km2

DENSITY : 2,007.1/km2

RELIGION : NON- SECULAR ( Islam )

LANGUAGE : Arabic, English, Farsi, Urdu

Currency:Bahraini dinar

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COUNTRY (or dependency) : Bangladesh

CONTINENT : ASIA

POPULATION : 162,951,560

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 147,570 km2

DENSITY : 1,106/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( 90.4% Islam (Official) , 8.5% Hinduism , 0.6% Buddhism , 0.4% Christianity

LANGUAGE : Bangla (official, also known as Bengali), English

CURRENCY :Taka() (BDT)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) : Barbados

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 277,821

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 439 km2

DENSITY : 660/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English

CURRENCY :Barbadian dollar ($) (BBD)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Belarus

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 9,491,800

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 207,595km2

DENSITY : 45.8/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Belarusian, Russian, other

CURRENCY :Belarusian ruble (BYN)

20

COUNTRY (or dependency) : Belgium

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 11,358,357

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 30,528 km2

DENSITY : 372.06/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

CURRENCY : Euro () (EUR)

LANGUAGE : Dutch (official) 60%, French (official) 40%, German (official) less than 1%, legally bilingual (Dutch and French).

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Belize

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 387,879

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 22,966 km2

DENSITY : 14.1/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English (official), Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna (Carib), Creole

CURRENCY :Belize dollar (BZD)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Benin

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 10,872,298

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) :114,763

DENSITY : 94.8/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French (official), Fon and Yoruba (most common vernaculars in south), tribal languages (at least six major ones in north).

CURRENCY :West African CFA franc (XOF)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Bermuda

CONTINENT: NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 63,779

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 53.2 km2

DENSITY : 1,275/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English (official), Portuguese

CURRENCY : Bermudian dollar[ (BMD)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Bhutan

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 797,765

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 38,394 km2

DENSITY : 19.3/km2

RELIGION : NON- SECULAR ( Buddhism , Hinduism )

LANGUAGE : Dzongkha (official), Bhotes speak various Tibetan dialects, Nepalese speak various Nepalese dialects

CURRENCY : Ngultrum (BTN)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) : Bolivia

CONTINENT:SOUTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 11,217,864

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 1,098,581 km2

DENSITY : 10.2/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara (official)

CURRENCY :Boliviano (BOB)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) : Bosnia and Herzegovina

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 3,531,159

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 51,129 km2

DENSITY : 69/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian

CURRENCY :Convertible mark (BAM)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Botswana

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 2,250,260

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) :581,730 km2

DENSITY : 3.7/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Setswana 78.2%, Kalanga 7.9%, Sekgalagadi 2.8%, English 2.1% (official), other 8.6%, unspecified 0.4% (2001 census).

CURRENCY :Botswana pula (BWP)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Brazil

CONTINENT: SOUTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 210,147,125

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 8,515,767 km2

DENSITY : 25/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Portuguese (official), Spanish, English, French

CURRENCY : Real (R$) (BRL)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) : British Virgin Islands

CONTINENT: North America

POPULATION : 31,758

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 153 km2

DENSITY : 260/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English

CURRENCY : United States dollar(USD)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Brunei

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 417,200

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 5,765 km2

DENSITY : 72.11/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Sunni Islam )

LANGUAGE : Malay (official), English, Chinese

CURRENCY : Brunei dollar (BND)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Bulgaria

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 7,050,034

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 110,993.6 km2

DENSITY : 64/km2

RELIGION : SEULAR

LANGUAGE : Bulgarian 84.5%, Turkish 9.6%, Roma 4.1%, other and unspecified 1.8% (2001 census)

CURRENCY :Lev (BGN)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Burkina Faso

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 20,107,509

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) :274,200 km2

DENSITY : 64/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French (official), native African languages belonging to Sudanic family spoken by 90% of the population

CURRENCY :West African CFA franc (XOF)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Burundi

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 10,524,117

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) :27,834 km2

DENSITY : 401.6/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Kirundi (official), French (official), Swahili (along Lake Tanganyika and in the Bujumbura area)

CURRENCY :Burundian franc(FBu) (BIF)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Cabo Verde

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 539,560

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) :4,033 km2

DENSITY : 123.7/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Portuguese, Crioulo (a blend of Portuguese and West African words)

CURRENCY :Cape Verdean escudo(CVE)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Cambodia

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 16,245,729

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 181,035 km2

DENSITY : 81.8/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( 96.9% Buddhism(official) , 2.0% Islam , 0.5% Folk religion , 0.4% Christianity , 0.2% unaffiliated

LANGUAGE : Khmer (official) 95%, French, English

CURRENCY : Riel (KHR)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Cameroon

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 23,439,189

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) :475,442km2

DENSITY : 39.7/km2

RILIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : 24 major African language groups, English (official), French (official)

CURRENCY :Central African CFA franc(XAF)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Canada

CONTINENT : NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 37,067,011

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 9,984,670 km2

DENSITY : 3.92/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English (official) 59.3%, French (official) 23.2%, other 17.5%

CURRENCY :Canadian dollar ($) (CAD)

38

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Caribbean Netherlands

CONTINENT:SOUTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 25,019

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 328 km2

DENSITY : 76.28 km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Papiamento 65.4% (a Spanish-Portuguese-Dutch-English dialect), English 15.9% (widely spoken), Dutch 7.3% (official), Spanish 6.1%, Creole 1.6%, other 1.9%, unspecified 1.8% (2001 census)

CURRENCY : United States dollar($) (USD)

39

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Cayman Islands

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 60,765

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 264 km2

DENSITY : 212 km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English

CURRENCY : Cayman Islands dollar (KYD)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Central African Republic

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 4,594,621

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 622,984 km2

DENSITY : 7.1/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Protestantism at 60.7% and Catholicism 28.5% while Muslims make up 8.9%. )

LANGUAGE : French (official), Sangho (lingua franca and national language), tribal languages

CURRENCY : Central African CFA franc (XAF)

41

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Chad

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 13,670,084

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) :1,284,000 km2

DENSITY : 8.6/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French (official), Arabic (official), Sara (in south), more than 120 different languages and dialects

CURRENCY :Central African CFA franc (XAF)

42

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Channel Islands

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 164,541

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 118 km2

DENSITY : 1394.41 km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French and English

CURRENCY : Pound Sterling

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Chile

CONTINENT: SOUTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 17,574,003

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 756,096.3 km2

DENSITY : 24/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Spanish

CURRENCY :Peso (CLP)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :China

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 1,403,500,365

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 9,596,961 km2

DENSITY : 145 km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Standard Chinese or Mandarin (Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages (see Ethnic groups entry)

CURRENCY :Renminbi (yuan; ¥)[i](CNY)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Colombia

CONTINENT: SOUTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 49,913,668

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 1,141,748 km2

DENSITY : 40.74/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Spanish

CURRENCY :Peso (COP)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Comoros

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 795,601

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 1,862 km2

DENSITY : 392/km2

RELIGION : NON- SECULAR ( Sunni Islam )

LANGUAGE : Arabic (official), French (official), Shikomoro (a blend of Swahili and Arabic)

CURRENCY : Comorian franc (KMF)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Congo ( Republic of the Congo )

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 5,125,821

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 342,000 km2

DENSITY : 12.8/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French (official), Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), many local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo is the most widespread)

CURRENCY :Central African CFA franc (XAF)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Cook Islands

CONTINENT:Oceania

POPULATION : 17,379

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 236.7 km2

DENSITY : 42/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English (official), Maori

CURRENCY : New Zealand dollar (NZD),
Cook Islands dollar

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Costa Rica

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 4,857,274

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 51,100 km2

DENSITY : 84.9/km2

RELIGION : NON- SECULAR ( Roman Catholicism )

LANGUAGE : Spanish (official), English

CURRENCY : Costa Rican colón(CRC)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Côte d’Ivoire

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 23,740,424

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 322,463 km2

DENSITY : 63.9/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French (official), 60 native dialects with Dioula the most widely spoken

CURRENCY :West African CFA franc(XOF)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Croatia

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 4,154,200

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 56,594 km2

DENSITY : 75.8/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Croatian 96.1%, Serbian 1%, other and undesignated 2.9% (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and German) (2001 census)

CURRENCY :Kuna (HRK)

52

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Cuba

CONTINENT: NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 11,221,060

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 109,884 km2

DENSITY : 102.1/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Spanish

CURRENCY :Peso (CUP) , Convertible peso (CUC)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Curaçao

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 180,337

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 444 km2

DENSITY :361/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Roman Catholic 72.8% , Pentecostal 6.6% , Other Protestant 3.2% , Adventist 3% , Jehovah’s Witnesses 2%, Evangelical 1.9% , Other 3.8% , None 6% , Unspecified 0.6% )

LANGUAGE : Papiamentu , Dutch , English

CURRENCY :Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Cyprus

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 1,170,125

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 9,251 km2

DENSITY : 123.4 km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Greek, Turkish, English

CURRENCY :Euro(EUR)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Czech Republic

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 10,610,947

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 78,866 km2

DENSITY : 134/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Czech

CURRENCY :Czech koruna (CZK)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Denmark

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 5,785,864

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 42,933 km2

DENSITY :134.76/km2

RELIGION : NON-SECULAR ( Church of Denmark , Church of the Faroe Islands )

LANGUAGE : Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority)

CURRENCY : Danish krone (DKK)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Djibouti

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 942,333

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 23,200 km2

DENSITY : 37.2/km2

RELIGION : NON-SECULAR ( Islam )

LANGUAGE : French (official), Arabic (official), Somali, Afar

CURRENCY : Djiboutian franc (DJF)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Dominica

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 73,543

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 750 km2

DENSITY : 105/km2

RELIGION : NON -SECULAR ( 94.4% Christians , 3% Folk religion , 0.5 Irreligious , 0.1% Muslims , 2.0% Other[3 )

LANGUAGE : English (official), French patois

CURRENCY :East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Dominican Republic

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 10,266,149

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 48,315 km2

DENSITY : 224/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Spanish

CURRENCY : Peso (DOP)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) : Democratic Republic Congo

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 78,736,153

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 2,345,409 km2

DENSITY : 34.83/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French ,Lingala, Kikongo, Swahili,Tshiluba

CURRENCY : Congolese franc(CDF)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) : Ecuador

CONTINENT: SOUTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 16,385,068

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 283,561 km2

DENSITY : 58.95/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Spanish (official), Amerindian languages (especially Quechua)

CURRENCY :United States dollar (USD)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Egypt

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 94,798,827

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 1,010,408 km2

DENSITY :96/km2

RELIGION : NON- SECULAR ( Islam )

LANGUAGE : Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes

CURRENCY : Egyptian pound (E£) (EGP)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) : El Salvador

CONTINENT: NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 6,344,722

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 21,041 km2

DENSITY : 303.1/km2

RELIGION : Ambiguous ( Catholic Church )

LANGUAGE : Spanish, Nahua (among some Amerindians)

CURRENCY :United States dollar (USD)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Equatorial Guinea

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 1,221,490

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 28,050 km2

DENSITY : 43.55km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Roman Catholic 87% , Other 5% , Protestant 5% ,Islam 2% )

LANGUAGE : Spanish (official), French (official), pidgin English, Fang, Bubi, Ibo

CURRENCY :Central African CFA franc (XAF)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Eritrea

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 4,954,645

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 117,600 km2

DENSITY : 51.8/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Christianity 50%, Islam 48% , Others 2% )

LANGUAGE : Afar, Arabic, Tigre and Kunama, Tigrinya, other Cushitic languages

CURRENCY :Nakfa (ERN)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Estonia

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 1,319,133

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 45,227 km2

DENSITY : 28/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Estonian (official) 67.3%, Russian 29.7%, other 2.3%, unknown 0.7% (2000 census)

CURRENCY :Euro () (EUR)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) : Ethiopia

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 102,403,196

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 1,104,300 km2

DENSITY : 92.7/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromigna, Guaragigna, Somali, Arabic, other local languages, English (major foreign language taught in schools)

CURRENCY :Birr (ETB)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Falkland Islands

CONTINENT:SOUTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 3,398

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 12,200 km2

DENSITY : 0.28/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English

CURRENCY :Falklands pound (FKP)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Faroe Islands

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 50,778

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 1,399 km2

DENSITY : 35.2/km2

RELIGION : NON -SECULAR ( Church of the Faroe Islands )

LANGUAGE : Faroese (derived from Old Norse), Danish

CURRENCY :Faroese króna (DKK)

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COUNTRY (or dependency) :Fiji

CONTINENT: Oceania

POPULATION : 912,241

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 18,274 km2

DENSITY : 46.4/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English (official), Fijian, Hindustani

CURRENCY :Fijian dollar (FJD)

71

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Finland

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 5,517,887

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 338,424 km2

DENSITY : 16/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Finnish 92% (official), Swedish 5.6% (official), other 2.4% (small Sami- and Russian-speaking minorities) (2003)

CURRENCY :Euro () (EUR)

72

COUNTRY (or dependency) :France

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 67,186,638

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 640,679 km2

DENSITY : 104/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)

CURRENCY :Euro (EUR), CFP franc(XPF)

73

COUNTRY (or dependency) :French Polynesia

CONTINENT: Oceania

POPULATION : 275,918

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 4,167 km2

DENSITY : 78/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French 61.1% (official), Polynesian 31.4% (official), Asian languages 1.2%, other 0.3%, unspecified 6% (2002 census)

CURRENCY : CFP franc (XPF)

74

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Gabon

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 1,979,786

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 267,667 km2

DENSITY : 5.5/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French (official), Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi

CURRENCY :Central African CFA franc (XAF)

75

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Gambia

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 2,051,363

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 10,689 km2

DENSITY : 176.1/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars

CURRENCY :Dalasi (GMD)

76

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Georgia

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 3,718,200

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 69,700 km2

DENSITY : 53.5/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Georgian 71% (official), Russian 9%, Armenian 7%, Azeri 6%, other 7%

Currency:Georgian lari

77

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Germany

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 82,800,000

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 357,386 km2

DENSITY : 232/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : German

CURRENCY :Euro () (EUR)

78

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Ghana

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 28,308,301

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 239,567 km2

DENSITY :101.5/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English (official), African languages (including Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, and Ga)

CURRENCY :Ghanaian cedi (GHS)

79

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Gibraltar

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 32,194

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 6.7 km2

DENSITY : 4,328/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English (used in schools and for official purposes), Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

CURRENCY :Gibraltar pound (£) (GIP)

80

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Greece

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 10,768,477

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 131,957 km2

DENSITY : 82 km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR (Eastern Orthodoxy )

LANGUAGE : Greek 99% (official), English, French

CURRENCY : Euro () (EUR)

81

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Greenland

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 55,877

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 2,166,086 km2

DENSITY :0.028/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Church of Denmark )

LANGUAGE : Greenlandic (East Inuit), Danish, English

CURRENCY : Danish krone (DKK)

82

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Grenada

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 107,317

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 348.5 km2

DENSITY : 318.58/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English (official), French patois

CURRENCY : East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

83

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Guam

CONTINENT: Oceania

POPULATION : 162,742

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 540 km2

DENSITY :299.2/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English 38.3%, Chamorro 22.2%, Philippine languages 22.2%, other Pacific island languages 6.8%, Asian languages 7%, other languages 3.5% (2000 census)

CURRENCY :United States dollar(USD)

84

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Guatemala

CONTINENT:NORTHAMERICA

POPULATION : 17,263,239

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 108,889 km2

DENSITY :129/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Spanish 60%, Amerindian languages 40% (23 officially recognized Amerindian languages, including Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, Mam, Garifuna, and Xinca)

CURRENCY :Quetzal (GTQ)

85

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Guinea

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 12,395,924

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 245,836 km2

DENSITY : 40.9/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French (official), each ethnic group has its own language

CURRENCY :Guinean franc (GNF)

86

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Guinea-Bissau

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 1,815,698

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 36,125 km2

DENSITY : 46.9/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Portuguese (official), Crioulo, African languages

CURRENCY :West African CFA franc(XOF)

87

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Guyana

CONTINENT:SOUTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 773,303

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 214,970 km2

DENSITY :3.502/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English, Amerindian dialects, Creole, Hindi, Urdu

CURRENCY : Guyanese dollar(GYD)

88

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Haiti

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 10,847,334

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 27,750 km2

DENSITY : 382/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French (official), Creole (official)

CURRENCY :Haitian gourde (G) (HTG)

89

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Holy See OR Vatican City

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 1000

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 0.44 km2

DENSITY : 2,272/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Catholicism )

LANGUAGE : Italian, Latin, French, various other languages

CURRENCY : Euro (€) (EUR)

90

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Honduras

CONTINENT: NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 9,112,867

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 112,492 km2

DENSITY : 64/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Spanish, Amerindian dialects

CURRENCY :Lempira (HNL)

91

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Hong Kong

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 7,448,900

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 2,779 km2

DENSITY : 6,777 /km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Chinese (Cantonese), English; both are official

CURRENCY : Hong Kong dollar (HK$) (HKD)

92

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Hungary

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 9,797,561

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 93,030 km2

DENSITY : 105.3/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Hungarian 93.6%, other or unspecified 6.4% (2001 census)

CURRENCY :Forint (HUF)

93

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Iceland

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 350,710

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 102,775 km2

DENSITY : 3.2/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Church of Iceland )

LANGUAGE : Icelandic, English, Nordic languages, German widely spoken

CURRENCY :Icelandic króna (ISK)

94

COUNTRY (or dependency) :India

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 1,324,171,354

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 3,287,263 km2

DENSITY : 398.5/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English enjoys associate status but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication; Hindi is the national language and primary tongue of 30% of the people; there are 14 other official languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit; Hindustani is a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout northern India but is not an official language.

CURRENCY :Indian rupee () (INR)

95

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Indonesia

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 261,115,456

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 1,904,569 km2

DENSITY : 138/km2

RELIGION : NON- SECULAR ( 87.2% slam , 9.9% Christianity , 7.0%Protestantism ,2.9% Roman Catholicism , 1.7% Hinduism , 0.7% Buddhism , 0.2% Confucianism , and others )

LANGUAGE : Bahasa Indonesia (official, modified form of Malay), English, Dutch, local dialects, the most widely spoken of which is Javanese

CURRENCY :Indonesian rupiah (Rp) (IDR)

96

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Iran

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 81,672,300

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 1,648,195 km2

DENSITY : 48/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Islam )

LANGUAGE : Persian and Persian dialects 58%, Turkic and Turkic dialects 26%, Kurdish 9%, Luri 2%, Balochi 1%, Arabic 1%, Turkish 1%, other 2%

CURRENCY :Rial (ریال) (IRR)

97

COUNTRY (or dependency) : Iraq

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 39,339,753

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) :434,320

DENSITY : 90.58 km2

RELIGION : NON- SECULAR ( Islam )

LANGUAGE : Arabic, Kurdish (official in Kurdish regions), Assyrian, Armenian

CURRENCY :Iraqi dinar

98

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Ireland

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 4,857,000

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 70,273 km2

DENSITY : 69.1/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English (official) is the language generally used, Irish (official) (Gaelic or Gaeilge) spoken mainly in areas located along the western seaboard

CURRENCY :Euro () (EUR)

99

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Isle of Man

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 83,314

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 572 km2

DENSITY : 148/km2

RELIGION : NON-SECULAR ( Christianity )

LANGUAGE : English, Manx Gaelic

CURRENCY : Pound sterling(GBP);Manx pound (IMP)[

100

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Israel

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 8,921,730

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) :21,640

DENSITY : 412.28 km2

RELIGION : NON-SECULAR ( 74.7% Jewish , 17.7% Muslim , 2.0% Christian , 1.6% Druze , 4.0% other

LANGUAGE : Hebrew (official), Arabic used officially for Arab minority, English most commonly used foreign language

CURRENCY :New shekel (₪‎) (ILS)

101

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Italy

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 60,483,973

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 301,340 km2

DENSITY : 201.3/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : 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 Trieste-Gorizia area)

CURRENCY :Euro () (EUR)

102

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Jamaica

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 2,890,299

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 10,991 km2

DENSITY : 266 km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English, patois English

CURRENCY : Jamaican dollar (JMD)

103

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Japan

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 126,672,000

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 377,973.89 km2

DENSITY : 336/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Japanese

CURRENCY :Yen (¥)/En(JPY)

104

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Jordan

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 10,171,480

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 89,342M km2

DENSITY :114/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( 95% Islam (Official) , 4% Christianity , 1% Druze, Baha’i

LANGUAGE : Arabic (official), English widely understood among upper and middle classes

CURRENCY : Jordanian dinar (JOD)

105

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Kazakhstan

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 17,987,736

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 2,724,900 km2

DENSITY : 6.49/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Kazakh (Qazaq, state language) 64.4%, Russian (official, used in everyday business, designated the “language of interethnic communication”) 95% (2001 est.)

CURRENCY :Tenge (₸) (KZT)

106

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Kenya

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 49,125,325

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 580,367 km2

DENSITY : 78/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages

CURRENCY :Kenyan shilling (KES)

107

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Kiribati

CONTINENT: Oceania

POPULATION : 110,136

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 811 km2

DENSITY : 152 km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : I-Kiribati, English (official)

CURRENCY :Kiribati dollar , Australian dollar (AUD)

108

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Kuwait

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 4,052,584

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 17,818 km2

DENSITY :200.2/km2

RELIGION : NON -SECULAR ( Islam )

LANGUAGE : Arabic (official), English widely spoken

CURRENCY : Kuwaiti dinar (KWD)

109

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Kyrgyzstan

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 6,019,480

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 199,951km2

DENSITY : 27.4/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Kyrgyz (official), Russian (official)

CURRENCY :Som (KGS)

110

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Laos

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 6,758,353

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 237,955 km2

DENSITY : 26.7/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Lao (official), French, English, and various ethnic languages

CURRENCY :Kip (₭) (LAK)

111

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Latvia

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 1,925,800

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 64,589 km2

DENSITY : 34.3/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Latvian (official) 58.2%, Russian 37.5%, Lithuanian and other 4.3% (2000 census)

CURRENCY :Euro () (EUR)

112

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Lebanon

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 6,006,668

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 10,452 km2

DENSITY : 560/km2

RELIGION : Ambiguous ( the President of the Republic must be Maronite Christian , the Prime Minister of the Republic must be Sunni Muslim , the Speaker of the Parliament must be Shi’a Muslim , the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament and the Deputy Prime Minister must be Greek Orthodox , the Chief of the General Staff must be Druze )

LANGUAGE : Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian

CURRENCY : Lebanese pound (LBP)

113

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Lesotho

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 2,203,821

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 30,355 km2

DENSITY : 68.1/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Sesotho (southern Sotho), English (official), Zulu, Xhosa

CURRENCY :Lesotho loti (LSL), South African rand (ZAR )

114

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Liberia

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 4,503,000

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 111,369 km2

DENSITY : 40.43/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English 20% (official), some 20 ethnic group languages, of which a few can be written and are used in correspondence

CURRENCY :Liberian dollar(LRD) , United States dollar(USD, de facto)

115

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Libya

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 6,653,210

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 1,759,541 km2

DENSITY :3.74/km2

RELIGION : NON- SECULAR ( Islam )

LANGUAGE : Arabic, Italian, English, all are widely understood in the major cities

CURRENCY :Libyan dinar(LYD)

116

COUNTRY (or dependency) : Liechtenstein

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 38,111

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 160 km2

DENSITY :227/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Roman Catholicism )

LANGUAGE : German (official), Alemannic dialect

CURRENCY :Swiss franc (CHF)

117

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Lithuania

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 2,800,667

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 65,300 km2

DENSITY : 43/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Lithuanian (official) 82%, Russian 8%, Polish 5.6%, other and unspecified 4.4% (2001 census)

CURRENCY :Euro (€) (EUR)

118

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Luxembourg

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 602,005

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 2,586.4 km2

DENSITY : 233.7/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Luxembourgish (national language), German (administrative language), French (administrative language)

CURRENCY : Euro () (EUR)

119

COUNTRY (or dependency) : Macao

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 650,900

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 115.3 km2

DENSITY :21,411/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Cantonese 87.9%, Hokkien 4.4%, Mandarin 1.6%, other Chinese dialects 3.1%, other 3% (2001 census)

CURRENCY : Macanese pataca (MOP)

120

COUNTRY (or dependency) : Madagascar

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 24,894,551[

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 587,041 km2

DENSITY : 35.2/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French (official), Malagasy (official)

CURRENCY :Malagasy ariary(MGA)

REAL GDP GROWTH(%) BY IMF: 5.1

121

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Malawi

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 18,091,575

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 118,484 km2

DENSITY : 128.8/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Chichewa 57.2% (official), Chinyanja 12.8%, Chiyao 10.1%, Chitumbuka 9.5%, Chisena 2.7%, Chilomwe 2.4%, Chitonga 1.7%, other 3.6% (1998 census)

CURRENCY :Kwacha (D) (MWK)

122

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Malaysia

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 32,049,700[

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 330,803 km2

DENSITY : 92/km2

RELIGION : NON- SECULAR ( 61.3% Islam (official) , 19.8% Buddhism , 9.2% Christianity , 6.3% Hinduism , 1.3% Chinese folk religion , 1.0% Unknown , 0.4% Others , 0.7% Irreligion )

LANGUAGE : Bahasa Melayu (official), English, Chinese dialects (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai

CURRENCY :Ringgit (RM) (MYR)

123

COUNTRY (or dependency) : Maldives

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 427,756

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 298 km2

DENSITY :1,102.5/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Islam )

LANGUAGE : Maldivian Dhivehi (dialect of Sinhala, script derived from Arabic), English spoken by most government officials

CURRENCY : Maldivian rufiyaa (MVR)

124

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Mali

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 14,517,176

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 1,240,192 km2

DENSITY : 11. 7/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French (official), Bambara 80%, numerous African languages

CURRENCY :West African CFA franc(XOF)

125

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Malta

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 475,700

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 316 km2

DENSITY : 1,457 /km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Roman Catholicism )

LANGUAGE : Maltese (official), English (official)

CURRENCY :Euro () (EUR)

126

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Marshall Islands

CONTINENT:Oceania

POPULATION : 53,066

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 181.43 km2

DENSITY : 293.0/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Marshallese 98.2%, other languages 1.8% (1999 census)

CURRENCY :United States dollar (USD)

127

COUNTRY (or dependency) : Mauritania

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 4,301,018

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 1,030,000 km2

DENSITY : 3.4/km2

RELIGION : NON- SECULAR ( Islam )

LANGUAGE : Arabic (official), Pulaar, Soninke, French, Hassaniya, Wolof

CURRENCY : Ouguiya (MRU)

128

COUNTRY (or dependency) : Mauritius

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 1,262,132

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 2,040 km2

DENSITY :618.24/ km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French Creole(French patois) 80.5% French creole speakers also use standard French, Bhojpuri 12.1%, French (official), other 3.7%, unspecified 0.3% (2000 census)

CURRENCY :Mauritian rupee (MUR)

129

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Mexico

CONTINENT: NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 123,675,325

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 1,972,550 km2

DENSITY : 61/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages

CURRENCY :Peso (MXN)

REAL GDP GROWTH(%) BY IMF: 2.3

130

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Micronesia

CONTINENT:Oceania

POPULATION : 106,227

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) :700

DENSITY : 151.75 km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English (official and common language), Trukese, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Kosrean, Ulithian, Woleaian, Nukuoro, Kapingamarangi

CURRENCY : United States Dollar

131

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Moldova

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 3,350,900

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 33,846 km2

DENSITY :75/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Moldovan (official, virtually the same as the Romanian language), Russian, Gagauz (a Turkish dialect)

CURRENCY :Leu (MDL)

132

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Monaco

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 38,499

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 2.02km²

DENSITY :19058.91

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Roman Catholicism )

LANGUAGE : French (official), English, Italian, Monegasque

CURRENCY : Euro

133

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Mongolia

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 3,081,677

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 1,566,000 km2

DENSITY :1.97 /km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Khalkha Mongol 90%, Turkic, Russian (1999)

CURRENCY :Tögrög (MNT)

134

COUNTRY (or dependency) : Montenegro

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 642,550

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 13,812 km2

DENSITY :45/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Montenegrin

CURRENCY :Euro () (EUR)

135

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Montserrat

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 4,900

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 102 km2

DENSITY :44/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English

CURRENCY :East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

136

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Morocco

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 35,740,000

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 710,850 km2

DENSITY :50.0/km2

RELIGION : NON- SECULAR ( Sunni Islam )

LANGUAGE : Arabic (official), Berber dialects, French often the language of business, government, and diplomacy

CURRENCY : Moroccan dirham (MAD)

137

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Mozambique

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 28,829,476

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 801,590 km2

DENSITY : 28.7/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Emakhuwa 26.1%, Xichangana 11.3%, Portuguese 8.8% (official; spoken by 27% of population as a second language), Elomwe 7.6%, Cisena 6.8%, Echuwabo 5.8%, other Mozambican languages 32%, other foreign languages 0.3%, unspecified 1.3% (1997 census)

CURRENCY : Mozambican metical (MZN)

138

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Myanmar

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 53,582,855

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 676,578 km2

DENSITY : 76/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Theravāda Buddhism 87.9% , Christianity 6.2% , Islam 4.3% , Other 1.6%

LANGUAGE : Burmese, minority ethnic groups have their own languages

CURRENCY :Kyat (K) (MMK)

139

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Namibia

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 2,606,971

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 825,615 km2

DENSITY : 3.2/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English 7% (official), Afrikaans common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population, German 32%, indigenous languages: Oshivambo, Herero, Nama

CURRENCY :Namibian dollar (NAD), South African rand (ZAR)

140

COUNTRY (or dependency) : Nauru

CONTINENT:Oceania

POPULATION : 10,084

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 21 km2

DENSITY : 480/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Nauruan (official, a distinct Pacific Island language), English widely understood, spoken, and used for most government and commercial purposes

CURRENCY :Australian dollar (AUD)

REAL GDP GROWTH(%) BY IMF: 3

141

COUNTRY (or dependency) : Nepal

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 28,982,771

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 147,181 km2

DENSITY : 180/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Nepali 47.8%, Maithali 12.1%, Bhojpuri 7.4%, Tharu (Dagaura/Rana) 5.8%, Tamang 5.1%, Newar 3.6%, Magar 3.3%, Awadhi 2.4%, other 10%, unspecified 2.5% (2001 census)

CURRENCY :Nepalese rupee (NPR)

REAL GDP GROWTH(%) BY IMF: 5

142

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Netherlands

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 17,249,632

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 41,543 km2

DENSITY : 415.6/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Dutch (official), Frisian (official)

CURRENCY :Euro (€) (EUR), US dollar ($) (USD)

143

COUNTRY (or dependency) :New Caledonia

CONTINENT:Oceania

POPULATION : 278,500

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 18,57 km2

DENSITY : 14.5/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French (official), 33 Melanesian-Polynesian dialects

CURRENCY : CFP franc (XPF)

144

COUNTRY (or dependency) : New Zealand

CONTINENT: Oceania

POPULATION : 4,907,690

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 268,021 km2

DENSITY : 17.9/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English (official), Maori (official)

CURRENCY :New Zealand dollar($) (NZD)

145

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Nicaragua

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 6,167,237

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 130,375 km2

DENSITY :51/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Spanish 97.5% (official), Miskito 1.7%, other 0.8% (1995 census)

CURRENCY : Córdoba (NIO)

146

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Niger

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 20,672,987

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 1,267,000 km2

DENSITY : 12.1/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French (official), Hausa, Djerma

CURRENCY :West African CFA franc(XOF)

REAL GDP GROWTH(%) BY IMF : 5.1

147

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Nigeria

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 190,886,311

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 923,768 km2

DENSITY : 215/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani

CURRENCY :Naira (₦) (NGN)

148

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Niue

CONTINENT:Oceania

POPULATION : 1,624

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 261.46 km2

DENSITY :5.35/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Niuean, a Polynesian language closely related to Tongan and Samoan; English

CURRENCY : New Zealand dollar ( NZD)

149

COUNTRY (or dependency) :North Korea

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 25,368,620

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 120,540 km2

DENSITY : 198.3/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Korean

CURRENCY :North Korean won (₩) (KPW)

150

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Northern Mariana Islands

CONTINENT:Oceania

POPULATION : 52,263

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 464 km2

DENSITY : 113/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Philippine languages 24.4%, Chinese 23.4%, Chamorro 22.4%, English 10.8%, other Pacific island languages 9.5%, other 9.6% (2000 census)

CURRENCY : United States dollar (USD)

151

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Norway

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 5,302,778

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 385,203 km2

DENSITY : 15.8/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Bokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities

CURRENCY :Norwegian krone (NOK)

152

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Oman

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 4,424,762

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 309,500 km2

DENSITY :15/km2

RELIGION : NON- SECULAR ( Islam )

LANGUAGE : Arabic (official), English, Baluchi, Urdu, Indian dialects

CURRENCY : Rial (OMR)

153

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Pakistan

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 212,742,631

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 881,913 km2

DENSITY :244.4/km2

RELIGION : NON- SECULAR ( Sunni Islam )

LANGUAGE : Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashtu 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English (official and lingua franca of Pakistani elite and most government ministries), Burushaski, and other 8%

CURRENCY :Pakistani rupee (₨) (PKR)

154

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Palau

CONTINENT:Oceania

POPULATION : 21,503

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 459 km2

DENSITY :46.7/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Palauan 64.7% official in all islands except Sonsoral (Sonsoralese and English are official), Tobi (Tobi and English are official), and Angaur (Angaur, Japanese, and English are official), Filipino 13.5%, English 9.4%, Chinese 5.7%, Carolinian 1.5%, Japanese 1.5%, other Asian 2.3%, other languages 1.5% (2000 census)

CURRENCY :United States dollar(USD)

155

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Panama

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 4,034,119

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 75,417 km2

DENSITY :56/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Spanish (official), English 14%; note – many Panamanians bilingual

CURRENCY :Balboa (PAB) , United States dollar (USD )

156

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Papua New Guinea

CONTINENT:Oceania

POPULATION : 8,084,999

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 462,840 km2

DENSITY :15/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French (official), each ethnic group has its own language

CURRENCY : Papua New Guinean kina (PGK)

157

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Paraguay

CONTINENT: SOUTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 7,053,384

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 406,752 km2

DENSITY : 16.95/km

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Spanish (official), Guarani (official)

CURRENCY :Guaraní (PYG)

158

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Peru

CONTINENT: SOUTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 32,162,184

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 1,285,216 km2

DENSITY : 23/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Spanish (official), Quechua (official), Aymara, and a large number of minor Amazonian languages

CURRENCY :Sol (PEN)

159

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Philippines

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 100,981,437

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 300,000 km2

DENSITY : 336/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : two official languages – Filipino (based on Tagalog) and English; eight major dialects – Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinan

CURRENCY :Peso (₱) (PHP)

160

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Poland

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 38,433,600

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 312,696 km2

DENSITY : 123/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Polish 97.8%, other and unspecified 2.2% (2002 census)

CURRENCY : Polish złoty (PLN)

161

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Portugal

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 10,291,027

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 92,212 km2

DENSITY : 111/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Portuguese (official), Mirandese (official – but locally used)

CURRENCY :Euro () (EUR)

162

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Puerto Rico

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 3,337,177

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 9,104 km2

DENSITY :375/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Spanish, English

CURRENCY :United States dollar (USD)

163

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Qatar

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 2,641,669

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 11,581 km2

DENSITY :176/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Islam )

LANGUAGE : Arabic (official), English commonly used as a second language

CURRENCY :Riyal (QAR)

164

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Romania

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 19,638,000

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 238,397 km2

DENSITY : 84.4/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Romanian (official), Hungarian, German

CURRENCY :Romanian Leu (RON)

165

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Russia

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 144,526,636

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 17,098,246 km2

DENSITY : 8.4/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Russian, many minority languages

CURRENCY :Russian ruble () (RUB)

166

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Rwanda

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 11,262,564

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 26,338 km2

DENSITY : 445 km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Kinyarwanda (official) universal Bantu vernacular, French (official), English (official), Kiswahili (Swahili) used in commercial centers

CURRENCY :Rwandan franc (RWF)

167

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Saint Helena

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 4,534

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 121 km2

DENSITY :37.5/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English

CURRENCY :Saint Helena pound (SHP)

168

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Saint Kitts & Nevis

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 54,821

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 261 km2

DENSITY :164/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English

CURRENCY :East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

169

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Saint Lucia

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 178,015

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 617 km2

DENSITY :300/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English (official), French patois

CURRENCY :East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

170

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Saint Pierre & Miquelon

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 6,080

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 242 km2

DENSITY :25/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French (official)

CURRENCY :Euro (€) , unofficially:Canadian dollar ($) (EUR CAD)

171

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Samoa

CONTINENT: Oceania

POPULATION : 195,843

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 2,842 km2

DENSITY : 68/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Christianity (official) )

LANGUAGE : Samoan (Polynesian), English

CURRENCY :USB$b, Tala (WST)

172

COUNTRY (or dependency) :San Marino

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 33,344

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 61.2 km2

DENSITY :520/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR ( Roman Catholicism )

LANGUAGE : Italian

CURRENCY :Euro (EUR)

173

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Sao Tome & Principe

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 199,910

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 1,001 km2

DENSITY :187.17/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Portuguese (official)

CURRENCY :Dobra (STN)

174

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Saudi Arabia

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 33,000,000

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 2,149,690 km2

DENSITY :15/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Islam )

LANGUAGE : Arabic

CURRENCY : Saudi riyal (SR) (SAR)

175

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Senegal

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 15,411,614

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 196,712 km2

DENSITY : 68.7/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French (official), Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka

CURRENCY :West African CFA franc(XOF)

176

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Serbia

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 7,040,272

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 88,361 km2

DENSITY : 91.1/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Serbian 95%, Albanian 5%

CURRENCY :Serbian dinar(RSD)

177

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Seychelles

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 94,228

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 459 km2

DENSITY :205.3/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Creole 91.8%, English 4.9% (official), other 3.1%, unspecified 0.2% (2002 census)

CURRENCY :Seychellois rupee (SCR)

178

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Sierra Leone

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 7,075,641

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 71,740 km2

DENSITY :79.4/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : 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%)

CURRENCY : Leone (SLL)

179

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Singapore

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 5,612,300

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 721.5 km2

DENSITY : 7,796/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Mandarin 35%, English 23%, Malay 14.1%, Hokkien 11.4%, Cantonese 5.7%, Teochew 4.9%, Tamil 3.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.8%, other 0.9% (2000 census)

CURRENCY :Singapore dollar(SGD)

180

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Sint Maarten

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 33,609

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 37 km2

DENSITY : 1,110/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Dutch , English

CURRENCY : Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG)

181

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Slovakia

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 5,435,343

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 49,035km2

DENSITY : 111/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Slovak (official) 83.9%, Hungarian 10.7%, Roma 1.8%, Ukrainian 1%, other or unspecified 2.6% (2001 census)

CURRENCY :Euro ()b(EURb)

182

SCOUNTRY (or dependency) :Slovenia

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 2,067,284

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 20,273 km2

DENSITY : 102 km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Slovenian 91.1%, Serbo-Croatian 4.5%, other or unspecified 4.4% (2002 census)

CURRENCY :Euro()(EUR)

183

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Solomon Islands

CONTINENT:Oceania

POPULATION : 599,419

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 28,400 km2

DENSITY :18.1/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Melanesian pidgin in much of the country is lingua franca; English is official but spoken by only 1%-2% of the population

CURRENCY : Solomon Islands dollar (SBD)

184

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Somalia

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 11,031,386

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 637,657 km2

DENSITY : 19.31 /km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Islam )

LANGUAGE : Somali (official), Arabic, Italian, English

CURRENCY : Somali shilling (SOS)

185

COUNTRY (or dependency) :South Africa

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 57,725,600

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 1,221,037 km2

DENSITY : 42.4/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : IsiZulu 23.8%, IsiXhosa 17.6%, Afrikaans 13.3%, Sepedi 9.4%, English 8.2%, Setswana 8.2%, Sesotho 7.9%, Xitsonga 4.4%, other 7.2% (2001 census)

CURRENCY :South African rand(ZAR )

186

COUNTRY (or dependency) :South Korea

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 51,446,201

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 100,363 km2

DENSITY : 507/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Korean, English widely taught in junior high and high school

CURRENCY :South Korean won (₩) (KRW)

187

COUNTRY (or dependency) :South Sudan

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 12,230,730

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 619,745 km2

DENSITY : 13.33/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English , Bari , Dinka , Luo , Murle , Nuer , Zande and around 60 other languages

CURRENCY : South Sudanese pound (SSP)

188

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Spain

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 46,700,000

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 505,990 km2

DENSITY : 92/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Castilian Spanish 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2%; note – Castilian is the official language nationwide; the other languages are official regionally

CURRENCY :Euro[f]() (EUR)

189

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Sri Lanka

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 22,409,381

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 65,610 km2

DENSITY : 327/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (national language) 18%, other 8%

CURRENCY :Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)

190

COUNTRY (or dependency) :St. Vincent & Grenadines

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 109,643[

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 389 km2

DENSITY : 307/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English, French patois

CURRENCY : East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

191

COUNTRY (or dependency) :State of Palestine

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 4,816,503

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 6,020 km2

DENSITY : 731/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR (Islam )

LANGUAGE : Arabic

CURRENCY :Egyptian pound (EGP) , Israeli new shekel (IoT) , Jordanian dinar (JOD)

192

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Sudan

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 39,578,828

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 1,886,068 km2

DENSITY : 21.3/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Islam )

LANGUAGE : Arabic (official), Nubian, Ta Bedawie, diverse dialects of Nilotic, Nilo-Hamitic, Sudanic languages, English

CURRENCY : Sudanese pound (SDG)

193

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Suriname

CONTINENT:SOUTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 558,368

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 163,821 km2

DENSITY :2.9/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Dutch (official), English (widely spoken), Sranang Tongo (Surinamese, sometimes called Taki-Taki, is native language of Creoles and much of the younger population and is lingua franca among others), Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Javanese

CURRENCY : Surinamese dollar (SRD)

194

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Swaziland

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 1,343,098

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 17,364 km2

DENSITY : 68.2/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English (official, government business conducted in English), siSwati (official)

CURRENCY : Swazi lilangeni(SZL) , South African rand (ZAR)

195

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Sweden

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 10,161,797

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 450,295 km2

DENSITY : 22.6/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Swedish, small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities

CURRENCY :Swedish krona (SEK)

196

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Switzerland

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 8,401,120

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 41,285 km2

DENSITY : 202/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : German (official) 63.7%, French (official) 20.4%, Italian (official) 6.5%, Serbo-Croatian 1.5%, Albanian 1.3%, Portuguese 1.2%, Spanish 1.1%, English 1%, other 3.3% (2000 census)

CURRENCY :Swiss franc (CHF)

197

COUNTRY (or dependency) : Syria

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 17,284,407

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 185,180 km2

DENSITY : 118.3/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( 87% Islam , 10% Christianity, 3% Druzism )

LANGUAGE : Arabic (official); Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian widely understood; French, English somewhat understood

CURRENCY :Syrian pound (SYP)

198

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Taiwan

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 23,577,271

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 36,197[km2

DENSITY : 650/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Mandarin Chinese (official), Taiwanese (Min), Hakka dialects

CURRENCY :New Taiwan dollar(NT$) (TWD)

199

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Tajikistan

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 8,734,951

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 143,100 km2

DENSITY : 48.6/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Tajik (official), Russian widely used in government and business

CURRENCY :Somoni (TJS)

200

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Tanzania

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 55,572,201

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 947,303 km2

DENSITY : 47.5/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : 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

CURRENCY :Tanzanian shilling (TZS)

201

COUNTRY (or dependency) :TFYR Macedonia

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 2,103,721

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 25,713 km2

DENSITY : 80.1/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Macedonian 66.5%, Albanian 25.1%, Turkish 3.5%, Roma 1.9%, Serbian 1.2%, other 1.8% (2002 census)

CURRENCY :Macedonian denar(MKD)

202

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Thailand

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 68,863,514

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 513,120 km2

DENSITY : 132.1/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( 94.50% Buddhism , 4.29% Islam , 1.17% Christianity , 0.03% Hinduism , 0.01% Unaffiliated

LANGUAGE : Thai, English (secondary language of the elite), ethnic and regional dialects

CURRENCY :Baht (฿) (THB)

203

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Timor-Leste

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 1,167,242

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 15,410 km2

DENSITY : 78/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Tetum (official), Portuguese (official), Indonesian, English

CURRENCY :United States dollar (USD)

204

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Togo

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 7,965,055

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 56,785 km2

DENSITY : 125.9/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : French (official and 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)

CURRENCY : West African CFA franc (XOF)

205

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Tokelau

CONTINENT:Oceania

POPULATION : 1,499

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 10 km2

DENSITY :115/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Tokelauan (a Polynesian language), English

CURRENCY : New Zealand dollar (NZD)

206

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Tonga

CONTINENT:Oceania

POPULATION : 100,651

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 748 km2

DENSITY : 139/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Tongan, English

CURRENCY :Paʻanga (TOP)

207

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Trinidad and Tobago

CONTINENT:SOUTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 1,353,895

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 5,131 km2

DENSITY : 254.4/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English (official), Hindi, French, Spanish, Chinese

CURRENCY : Trinidad and Tobago dollar (TTD)

208

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Tunisia

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 11,304,482

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 163,610 km2

DENSITY :63/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Islam )

LANGUAGE : Arabic (official and one of the languages of commerce), French (commerce)

CURRENCY : Tunisian dinar (TND)

209

COUNTRY (or dependency) : Turkey

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 80,810,525

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 783,356 km2

DENSITY : 105 km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Turkish (official), Kurdish, Arabic, Armenian, Greek

CURRENCY :Turkish lira (₺)(TRY)

210

COUNTRY (or dependency) : Turkmenistan

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 5,662,544

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 491,210 km2

DENSITY : 10.5/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Turkmen 72%, Russian 12%, Uzbek 9%, other 7%

CURRENCY :Turkmen new manat (TMT)

211

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Turks and Caicos

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 31,458

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 616.3 km2

DENSITY : 80/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English (official)

CURRENCY :United States dollar (USD)

212

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Tuvalu

CONTINENT: Oceania

POPULATION : 10,640

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 26 km2

DENSITY : 475.88/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR (Church of Tuvalu )

LANGUAGE : Tuvaluan, English, Samoan, Kiribati (on the island of Nui)

CURRENCY : Tuvaluan dollar , Australian dollar (AUD)

213

COUNTRY (or dependency) :U..S

CONTINENT: North America

POPULATION : 325,719,178

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 9,833,520 km2

DENSITY : 32.8/km2)

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7% (2000 census)

CURRENCY :United States dollar ($) (USD)

214

COUNTRY (or dependency) :U.K.

CONTINENT:EUROPE

POPULATION : 66,040,229

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 242,495 km2

DENSITY : 270.7/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English, Welsh (about 26% of the population of Wales), Scottish form of Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland)

CURRENCY :Pound sterling (GBP £)

215

COUNTRY (or dependency) :U.S. Virgin Islands

CONTINENT:NORTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 104,901

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 346.36 km2

DENSITY : 296.5/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English 74.7%, Spanish or Spanish Creole 16.8%, French or French Creole 6.6%, other 1.9% (2000 census)

CURRENCY : United States dollar (USD)

216

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Uganda

CONTINENT: AFRICA

POPULATION : 41,487,965

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 241,03 km2

DENSITY : 157.1/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : 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

CURRENCY :Ugandan shilling (UGX)

217

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Ukraine

CONTINENT: EUROPE

POPULATION : 42,418,235

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 603,628 km2

DENSITY : 73.8/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Ukrainian (official) 67%, Russian 24%; small Romanian-, Polish-, and Hungarian-speaking minorities

CURRENCY :Ukrainian hryvnia (₴) (UAH)

218

COUNTRY (or dependency) : United Arab Emirates

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 9,575,729

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 83,600 km2

DENSITY : 99/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Islam )

LANGUAGE : Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu

CURRENCY : UAE dirham (AED)

219

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Uruguay

CONTINENT: SOUTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 3,444,006

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 176,215 km2

DENSITY : 18.6/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Spanish, Portunol, or Brazilero (Portuguese-Spanish mix on the Brazilian frontier)

CURRENCY :Uruguayan peso (UYU)

220

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Uzbekistan

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 32,979,000

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 448,978 km2

DENSITY : 70.5/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Uzbek 74.3%, Russian 14.2%, Tajik 4.4%, other 7.1%

CURRENCY :Uzbek som (UZS)

221

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Vanuatu

CONTINENT: Oceania

POPULATION : 270,402

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 12,189 km2

DENSITY : 19.7/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : local languages (more than 100) 72.6%, pidgin (known as Bislama or Bichelama) 23.1%, English 1.9%, French 1.4%, other 0.3%, unspecified 0.7% (1999 Census)

CURRENCY :Vanuatu vatu (VUV)

222

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Venezuela

CONTINENT: SOUTH AMERICA

POPULATION : 31,568,179

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 916,445 km2

DENSITY : 33.74/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Spanish (official), numerous indigenous dialects

CURRENCY :Bolívar Soberano (VES) , Petro (PTR)

223

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Viet Nam

CONTINENT: ASIA

POPULATION : 94,569,072

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 331,698 km2

DENSITY : 276.03/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Vietnamese (official), English (increasingly favored as a second language), some French, Chinese, and Khmer; mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian)

CURRENCY :đồng (₫) (VND)

224

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Wallis & Futuna

CONTINENT:Oceania

POPULATION : 11,899

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 142.42 km2

DENSITY : 83.55/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : Wallisian 58.9% (indigenous Polynesian language), Futunian 30.1%, French 10.8%, other 0.2% (2003 census)

CURRENCY : CFP franc (XPF)

225

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Western Sahara

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 538,755

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 266,000 km2

DENSITY : 2.03/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Sunni Islam )

LANGUAGE : Hassaniya Arabic, Moroccan Arabic

CURRENCY : Sahrawi peseta, Moroccan dirham, Algerian dinar, Mauritanian ouguiya

226

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Yemen

CONTINENT:ASIA

POPULATION : 27,584,213

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 527,968 km2

DENSITY : 44.7/km2

RELIGION : NON -SECULAR ( Islam )

LANGUAGE : Arabic

CURRENCY : Yemeni rial (YER)

227

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Zambia

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 16,591,390

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 752,618 km2

DENSITY : 17.2/km2

RELIGION : NON – SECULAR ( Christian )

LANGUAGE : English (official), major vernaculars – Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, and about 70 other indigenous languages

CURRENCY :Zambian kwacha (ZMW)

228

COUNTRY (or dependency) :Zimbabwe

CONTINENT:AFRICA

POPULATION : 16,150,362

LAND AREA ( Sq.km) : 390,757 km2

DENSITY :26/km2

RELIGION : SECULAR

LANGUAGE : English (official), Shona, Sindebele (the language of the Ndebele, sometimes called Ndebele), numerous but minor tribal dialects

CURRENCY : United States dollar(official for government), South African rand, and many other currenciesa, e.g. Botswana pula, euro, Chinese renminbi, Indian rupees, pound sterling, Australian dollars. Zimbabwean bond coins are used as a proxy for US dollar and cent coins. Zimbabwean bond notes for 2 and 5 dollars were introduced in 2016 at par value of the US dollar

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