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Australia

Dec 11, 2010
The continent of Australia, with the island state of Tasmania. Mountain ranges run from north to south along the east coast, reaching their highest point in Mount Kosciusko. The western half of the continent is occupied by a desert plateau that rises into barren, rolling hills near the west coast.

Armenia

Dec 11, 2010
Armenia is located in the southern Caucasus and is the smallest of the former Soviet republics. A land of rugged mountains and extinct volcanoes, its highest point is Mount Aragats, 4,095 m.

Argentina

Dec 11, 2010
Second in South America only to Brazil in size and population, Argentina is a plain, rising from the Atlantic to the Chilean border and the towering Andes peaks. Aconcagua (6,960 m) is the highest peak in the world outside Asia. The northern area is the swampy and partly wooded Gran Chaco, bordering on Bolivia and Paraguay.

Government Constitutional Monarchy

Dec 11, 2010
Antigua, the larger of the two main islands, is 280 sq km. The island dependencies of Redonda (an uninhabited rocky islet) and Barbuda (a coral island formerly known as Dulcina) are 1.30 sq km and 161 sq km, respectively.

Angola

Dec 11, 2010
Angola underwent a transition from a one party socialist state to a nominally multiparty democracy in 1992. Angola, extends for more than 1,000 mi (1,609 km) along the South Atlantic in southwest Africa. Nearly all the land is desert or savanna, with hardwood forests in the northeast.

Andorra

Dec 11, 2010
A parliamentary coprincipality composed of the bishop of Urgel (Spain) and the president of France. Their representatives are listed above. The principality was internationally recognized as a sovereign state in 1993.

Algeria

Dec 11, 2010
Algeria is bordered on the west by Morocco and Western Sahara and on the east by Tunisia and Libya.

Albania

Dec 11, 2010
Albania is situated on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea. Albania is composed of two major regions: a mountainous highland region constituting 70% of the land area, and a western coastal lowland region that contains nearly all of the country’s agricultural land and is the most densely populated part of Albania.

Afghanistan

Dec 11, 2010
In June 2002 a multiparty republic replaced an interim government following the fall of the Islamic Taliban government.

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