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  1. People - Literacy (%): definition: age 15 and over can read and write; total population: 82%; male: 87%; female: 77%; note: over two-thirds of the world's 785 million illiterate adults are found in only eight countries (India, China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and Egypt); of all the illiterate adults in the world, two-thirds are women; extremely low literacy rates are concentrated in three regions, South and West Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Arab states, where around one-third of the men and half of all women are illiterate (2005 estimate)

  2. Economy - Oil - imports (bbl/day): 65.41 million bbl/day (2005)

  3. People - Infant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births): total: 42.09 deaths/1,000 live births; male: 44.91 deaths/1,000 live births; female: 39.09 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 estimate)

  4. Economy - Imports - partners (%): China 10.7%, Germany 9.2%, US 8.3%, Japan 5.1%, France 4% (2007)

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

  6. Geography - Climate: a wide equatorial band of hot and humid tropical climates - bordered north and south by subtropical temperate zones - that separate two large areas of cold and dry polar climates

  7. Economy - Oil - consumption (bbl/day): 85.22 million bbl/day (2007 estimate)

  8. Transportation - Airports: total airports - 49,024; top ten by passengers: Atlanta (ATL) - 89,379,287; Chicago (ORD) - 76,177,855; London (LHR) - 68,068,304; Tokyo (HND) - 66,823,414; Los Angeles (LAX) - 61,896,075; Paris (CDG) - 59,922,177; Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) - 59,786,476; Frankfurt (FRA) - 54,161,856; Beijing (PEK) - 53,583,664; Madrid (MAD) - 52,122,702; top ten by cargo (metric tons): Memphis (MEM) - 3,840,491; Hong Kong (HKG) - 3,773,964; Anchorage (ANC) - 2,825,511; Shanghai (PVG) - 2,559,310; Inch'on (ICN) - 2,555,580; Paris (CDG) - 2,297,896; Tokyo (NRT) - 2,254,421; Frankfurt (FRA) - 2,127,646; Louisville (SDF) - 2,078,947; Miami (MIA) - 1,922,985 (2007)

  9. Economy - Stock of direct foreign investment - at home: World total DFI .65 trillion; top ten recipients of DFI: US .220 trillion; UK .409 trillion; HK .235 trillion; France .079 trillion; Germany 4.7 billion; China 8.9 billion; Belgium 3.9 billion; Netherlands 6.9 billion; Spain 6.8 billion; Canada 6.6 billion (2008 estimate)

  10. Economy - Exports: .28 trillion f.o.b. (2008 estimate)



Source: CIA - The World Factbook