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  1. Economy - Inflation rate (consumer prices) (%): developed countries 1% to 4% typically; developing countries 5% to 20% typically; national inflation rates vary widely in individual cases, from declining prices in Japan to hyperinflation in one Third World country (Zimbabwe); inflation rates have declined for most countries for the last several years, held in check by increasing international competition from several low wage countries (2005 estimate)

  2. Economy - Electricity - production (kWh): 19.02 trillion kWh (2007 estimate)

  3. Geography - Coastline (km): 356,000 km; note: 94 nations and other entities are islands that border no other countries, they include: American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Baker Island, Barbados, Bermuda, Bouvet Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Christmas Island, Clipperton Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Comoros, Cook Islands, Coral Sea Islands, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominica, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Faroe Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Howland Island, Iceland, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Jan Mayen, Japan, Jarvis Island, Jersey, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Kiribati, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Federated States of Micronesia, Midway Islands, Montserrat, Nauru, Navassa Island, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Palmyra Atoll, Paracel Islands, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Spratly Islands, Sri Lanka, Svalbard, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands, Wake Island, Wallis and Futuna, Taiwan

  4. Economy - Natural gas - consumption (cu m): 3.198 trillion cu m (2007 estimate)

  5. Geography - Irrigated land (sq km): 2,770,980 sq km (2003)

  6. Economy - Oil - production (bbl/day): 85.54 million bbl/day (2007 estimate)

  7. People - Age structure (%): 0-14 years: 27.3% (male 944,665,142/female 887,471,328); 15-64 years: 65.1%; 65 years and over: 7.6% (male 222,808,372/female 284,647,297) (2008 estimate)

  8. People - Population: 6,706,993,152 (July 2008 estimate)

  9. Economy - Natural gas - proved reserves (cu m): 175.4 trillion cu m (1 January 2008 estimate)

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

Source: CIA - The World Factbook