The World Factbook (1990)

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The
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1990








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Contents
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Notes, Definitions, and Abbreviationsvii

AAfghanistan1
Albania2
Algeria4
American Samoa6
Andorra7
Angola8
Anguilla10
Antarctica11
Antigua and Barbuda12
Arctic Ocean13
Argentina14
Aruba16
Ashmore and Cartier Islands17
Atlantic Ocean17
Australia18
Austria20

BBahamas, The21
Bahrain23
Baker Island24
Bangladesh25
Barbados26
Bassas da India28
Belgium28
Belize30
Benin31
Bermuda32
Bhutan34
Bolivia35
Botswana37
Bouvet Island38
Brazil38
British Indian Ocean Territory40
British Virgin Islands41
Brunei42
Bulgaria43
Burkina45
Burma47
Burundi48

CCambodia50
Cameroon51
Canada53
Cape Verde55
Cayman Islands56
Central African Republic57
Chad59
Chile61
China (also see separate Taiwan entry)62
Christmas Island64
Clipperton Island65
Cocos (Keeling) Islands66
Colombia67
Comoros69
Congo70
Cook Islands72
Coral Sea Islands73
Costa Rica74
Cuba75
Cyprus77
Czechoslovakia79

DDenmark81
Djibouti82
Dominica84
Dominican Republic85

EEcuador87
Egypt88
El Salvador90
Equatorial Guinea92
Ethiopia94
Europa Island95

FFalkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)96
Faroe Islands97
Fiji99
Finland100
France102
French Guiana104
French Polynesia105
French Southern and Antarctic Lands107

GGabon107
Gambia, The109
Gaza Strip110
German Democratic Republic (East Germany)111
Germany, Federal Republic of (West Germany)113
Ghana115
Gibraltar116
Glorioso Islands117
Greece118
Greenland120
Grenada121
Guadeloupe122
Guam124
Guatemala125
Guernsey127
Guinea128
Guinea-Bissau129
Guyana131

HHaiti132
Heard Island and McDonald Islands134
Honduras135
Hong Kong136
Howland Island138
Hungary139

IIceland140
India142
Indian Ocean144
Indonesia145
Iran147
Iraq149
Iraq-Saudi Arabia Neutral Zone150
Ireland151
Israel (also see separate Gaza Strip and West Bank entries)153
Italy155
Ivory Coast157

JJamaica158
Jan Mayen160
Japan160
Jarvis Island162
Jersey163
Johnston Atoll164
Jordan (also see separate West Bank entry)165
Juan de Nova Island166

KKenya167
Kingman Reef169
Kiribati169
Korea, North171
Korea, South172
Kuwait174

LLaos175
Lebanon177
Lesotho179
Liberia181
Libya182
Liechtenstein184
Luxembourg185

MMacau187
Madagascar188
Malawi190
Malaysia191
Maldives193
Mali194
Malta196
Man, Isle of197
Marshall Islands198
Martinique199
Mauritania201
Mauritius202
Mayotte204
Mexico205
Micronesia, Federated States of207
Midway Islands208
Monaco209
Mongolia210
Montserrat211
Morocco212
Mozambique214

NNamibia215
Nauru217
Navassa Island218
Nepal219
Netherlands220
Netherlands Antilles222
New Caledonia224
New Zealand225
Nicaragua227
Niger229
Nigeria230
Niue232
Norfolk Island233
Northern Mariana Islands234
Norway236

OOman237

PPacific Islands, Trust Territory of the (Palau)239
Pacific Ocean240
Pakistan241
Palmyra Atoll243
Panama244
Papua New Guinea245
Paracel Islands247
Paraguay247
Peru249
Philippines250
Pitcairn Islands252
Poland253
Portugal255
Puerto Rico257

QQatar258

RReunion260
Romania261
Rwanda263

SSt. Helena264
St. Kitts and Nevis265
St. Lucia267
St. Pierre and Miquelon268
St. Vincent and the Grenadines269
San Marino271
Sao Tome and Principe272
Saudi Arabia273
Senegal275
Seychelles277
Sierra Leone278
Singapore279
Solomon Islands281
Somalia282
South Africa284
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands286
Soviet Union286
Spain289
Spratly Islands291
Sri Lanka291
Sudan293
Suriname295
Svalbard296
Swaziland297
Sweden299
Switzerland300
Syria302

TTaiwan entry follows Zimbabwe
Tanzania304
Thailand305
Togo307
Tokelau309
Tonga310
Trinidad and Tobago311
Tromelin Island313
Tunisia313
Turkey315
Turks and Caicos Islands317
Tuvalu318

UUganda319
United Arab Emirates320
United Kingdom321
United States324
Uruguay326

VVanuatu327
Vatican City329
Venezuela330
Vietnam331
Virgin Islands333

WWake Island334
Wallis and Futuna335
West Bank336
Western Sahara337
Western Samoa338
World340

YYemen Arab Republic [Yemen (Sanaa) or North Yemen]341
Yemen, People's Democratic Republic of [Yemen (Aden) or South Yemen]342
Yugoslavia344

ZZaire346
Zambia347
Zimbabwe349
Taiwan350

AppendixesA: The United Nations System352
B: International Organizations353
C: Country Membership in International Organizations356
D: Weights and Measures364
E: Cross-Reference List of Geographic Names367

MapsI. The World (Guide to Regional Maps)
II. North America
III. Central America and the Caribbean
IV. South America
V. Europe
VI. Middle East
VII. Africa
VIII. Soviet Union, East and South Asia
IX. Southeast Asia
X. Oceania
XI. Arctic Region
XII. Antarctic Region
XIII. Standard Time Zones of the World

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