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  1. Economy - Oil - proved reserves (bbl): 1.332 trillion bbl (1 January 2008 estimate)

  2. Economy - Investment (gross fixed) (% of GDP): 21.9% of GDP (2008 estimate)

  3. Communications - Telephone system: general assessment: NA; domestic: NA; international: NA

  4. Economy - GDP (purchasing power parity): GWP (gross world product): .65 trillion (2008 estimate)

  5. Geography - Elevation extremes (m): lowest point: Bentley Subglacial Trench -2,540 m; note: in the oceanic realm, Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench is the lowest point, lying -10,924 m below the surface of the Pacific Ocean; highest point: Mount Everest 8,850 m

  6. Economy - GDP - composition by sector (%): agriculture: 4%; industry: 32%; services: 64% (2008 estimate)

  7. Communications - Telephones - main lines in use: 1,263,367,600 (2005)

  8. Economy - GDP (official exchange rate): GWP (gross world product): .36 trillion (2008 estimate)

  9. Economy - Natural gas - production (cu m): 3.021 trillion cu m (2007 estimate)

  10. Geography - Land boundaries (km): the land boundaries in the world total 251,060 km (not counting shared boundaries twice); two nations, China and Russia, each border 14 other countries; note: 45 nations and other areas are landlocked, these include: Afghanistan, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Holy See (Vatican City), Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Niger, Paraguay, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, West Bank, Zambia, Zimbabwe; two of these, Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan, are doubly landlocked



Source: CIA - The World Factbook