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RELIGION

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Muslim   Catholic  Protestant Orthodox  Syncretism   Buddhist    Hindu     Jewish   Communist                
 

The majority Religion of each Country is listed using a recognized symbol
(see
RELIGION below), the % number is the estimated size of the Majority.

Embassy Each country's Embassy located in Washington DC is shown thus.

  British Foreign Office Travel Advice for business and tourist travellers.

United Nations Mission   The Nation's permanent mission to the United Nations.

Diplomatic Missions  Foreign Representation in Country and National Representation abroad.

Heraldic royal crown  Constitutional Monarchy  When a Country is a Constitutional Monarchy it is shown thus.

Languages   A listing of the languages spoken in the country.

Travel Guide  
All you need to know if travelling to the country.

Pictures   Pictures of the country, its people and its cities.

Universities   A listing of major Universities within the country.

BBC  British Broadcasting Corporation Country Profile

Etiquette, Customs and Protocol Guide


Country Profiles

        United States Central Intelligence Agency 

  U.S. Department of State - Great Seal       United States Department of State

   British Foreign & Commonwealth Office

 Australian Coat of Arms.png    Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

       Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Peoples Republic of China
 Bundesadler Bundesorgane.svg
 
   German Federal Foreign Office

  MID emblem.png       Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation  (Use Site Search)

  EUEA      European Union External Action
  

   Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs

       United Nations Children's Fund

      World Bank Report    

     World Health Organization

    World Trade Organization
 

 International Monetary Fund

    Freedom House Report

Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation   Prison Population Statistics

      Amnesty International Report

  The Maltese Cross     Data on Human Trafficking & Slavery

     Transparency International Corruption Report

     Link to overview of country listed, including political and topographic maps.

  National Intelligence Services 


Population January 2014

 -  Population Growth Reference Bureau Data Finder Information. The % after the entry is the Growth or Decline in native population expected between 2000 and 2050 (not including migrations.)

U.S. State Dept. Trafficking in Human Beings Report -  US Department of State Report.

U.S. State Dept. Human Rights Report - US Department of State Country Briefs on Human Rights.

Age of Consent. - Legal Age of Sexual Consent.   Source

International Migration Profile - United Nations Data on Migration.  Source

National Intelligence Quotient - The Average Intelligence Quotient is 100. Source

Armed Forces -  Includes various data on Land, Sea and Air Forces and Budgets.

United States US AID Payments   - U.S. authorized financial aid to foreign Nations.

News Sources -  English Language Local News sources.

Newspaper  -  National Newspapers & Business Publications published in English.

Stock Exchange 
- Stock Exchanges that are presented real-time in English.

Chambers of Commerce  -  Link takes you to the World Chambers Network. 

Wikipedia Overview - Link takes you to the Wikipedia Encyclopaedia.

Current Conflicts - Link takes you to an update on conflicts the Nation is engaged in.

   Currency exchange rates for Local Currency

  Local weather conditions today

     Local Time

Fiji Sunset. Island Vulnerability  

Animated flag of Arab League  Member of the League of Arab States

  Member of the British Commonwealth of Nations (The British Empire)

Animated Flag of OAS (Organization of American States)      Member of the Organization of American States

Animated Flag of OAU (Organization of African Unity)      Member of the African Union

Animated Flag of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)       Member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Animated Flag of European Union     Member of the European Union

     Member of the Association of South East Asian Nations

Animated Flag of CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States)  Member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (ex-Soviet Union)

TODAY'S NEWS - News relating to the country from around the world.

  This symbol indicates that the State Department of the United States Government has
  deemed that this Country is considered a State Sponsor of International Terrorism.


RELIGION

NATIONS WITH MAJORITY MUSLIM  POPULATIONS

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Map of the Muslim World
(Showing Sunni & Shia Majorities)


NATIONS WITH MAJORITY CHRISTIAN POPULATIONS

 
Catholic   Protestant   budded cross Orthodox

Greek cross 
Syncretism
The combination of different systems of philosophical or religious belief or
practice, often incorporating some Christian beliefs and Bible  references.



NATIONS WITH MAJORITY BUDDHIST POPULATIONS

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NATIONS WITH MAJORITY HINDU POPULATIONS

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NATIONS WITH MAJORITY JEWISH POPULATIONS

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NATIONS WITH MAJORITY COMMUNIST POPULATIONS

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Major Religious Groups of the World Ranked by Number of Adherents

A Basic Overview of the World's Major Religions

Alphabetical Listing of Alternative Religions

Map of Religious Majorities by State in the United States of America


Largest Religious Groups in the United States of America

 


THE WAR ON TERROR



The States of Iran, Syria, Cuba, North Korea and Sudan are the
five governments that the United States Secretary of State
has designated as state sponsors of international terrorism.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
     

 
Nations with Overseas Territories & Possessions

     (AUSTRALIA)   Commonwealth of Australia
        (CHINA)  
People's Republic of China
  
        (DENMARK)  Kingdom of Denmark
        (FRANCE)  French Republic 
      
(FINLAND)  Republic of Finland
       
(NETHERLANDS)  Kingdom of the Netherlands
      (NEW ZEALAND)  New Zealand
       (NORWAY)   Kingdom of Norway
        (PORTUGAL)  Portuguese Republic
           (SPAIN)  Kingdom of Spain
       (U.K.)  United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland
        (U.S.A.)  United States of America


Could, Should or Would be Countries

NOT RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED NATIONS


            

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Freedom of the Press

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   Taiwan
    
Capital City ~ Taipei

   NOT RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED NATIONS
 
 
British Foreign Office Travel Advice
    Diplomatic Missions

  
Languages   Travel Guide  Pictures   Universities
  
ASIA MAP
   BBC British Broadcasting Corporation Country Profile

    
Etiquette, Customs and Protocol Guide
    _____________________________________________
   
    Country Profiles

  
  United States Central Intelligence Agency
  
U.S. Department of State - Great Seal  United States Department of State
  
 British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  
Australian Coat of Arms.png  Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade      Bundesadler Bundesorgane.svg
 
German Federal Foreign Office  
  MID emblem.png  Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

  EUEA  European Union External Action  
 
 
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs
 
World Trade Organization

  Freedom House Report

Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation
Prison Population Statistics
    Amnesty International Report
  The Maltese Cross   Data on Human Trafficking & Slavery

  
  Transparency International Corruption Report

  
 
Overview with political and topographic maps.

  Taiwan Intelligence Services
   ____________________________________________________
 

   Population January 2014 - 23,344,000
   Population 2050 (projected) 22,100,000 
  - 2% from 2000
  
U.S. State Dept. Trafficking in Human Beings Report
  
Taiwan complies fully with the minimum standards
   for the elimination of trafficking of human beings.

  
U.S. State Dept. Human Rights Report
  
Age of Consent - 16
   United Nations International Migration Profile
  
National Intelligence Quotient - 104

  
Armed Forces  
  
United States US AID Payments  
   News Sources

  
Taipei Journal
  
The Taipei Times
  
Taiwan Stock Exchange
   Chambers of Commerce
   Wikipedia Overview
  
   Currency exchange rates for Local Currency
  Local weather conditions today
  
    Local Time
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Island Vulnerability


 
    TODAY'S NEWS IN TAIWAN 


  
Taiwan
   Nation Founded 1949

 


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Tajikistan
    
Capital City ~ Dushanbe

   British Foreign Office Travel Advice
   United Nations Mission
    Diplomatic Missions

  
Languages   Travel Guide  Pictures
  
ASIA MAP

   BBC British Broadcasting Corporation Country Profile

    _____________________________________________
   
    Country Profiles

  
  United States Central Intelligence Agency
  
U.S. Department of State - Great Seal   United States Department of State
  
British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
 
Australian Coat of Arms.png   Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
  
  
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Peoples Republic of China      Bundesadler Bundesorgane.svg
 
 German Federal Foreign Office  
  MID emblem.png   Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

  EUEA  European Union External Action  
 
 
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs  

  United Nations Children's Fund
  World Bank Report
  World Health Organization

 
World Trade Organization


International Monetary Fund

  Freedom House Report

Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation
Prison Population Statistics
    Amnesty International Report
  The Maltese Cross   Data on Human Trafficking & Slavery

  
  Transparency International Corruption Report

 
 
 Overview with political and topographic maps.
   ____________________________________________________
 

   Population January 2014 - 8,044,000
   Population 2050 (projected) 10,000,000 
 + 53%
from 2000
  
U.S. State Dept. Trafficking in Human Beings Report
  
Tajikistan does not fully comply with the minimum
   standards for the elimination of trafficking human beings
.

  
U.S. State Dept. Human Rights Report
  
 Age of Consent - No Legal Definition
   United Nations International Migration Profile
  
National Intelligence Quotient -  87
  
United States US AID Payments  
   News Sources

   Tajikistan News
   Chambers of Commerce
   Wikipedia Overview

  
      Currency exchange rates for Local Currency
     Local weather conditions today
  
       Local Time
 
Animated Flag of CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States)Member of the Commonwealth of Independent States


 
    TODAY'S NEWS IN TAJIKISTAN 


  
Republic of Tajikistan
   Nation Founded 1991


 


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Tanzania
    
Capital City ~ Dodoma

   
British Foreign Office Travel Advice
   United Nations Mission
    Diplomatic Missions

  
Languages   Travel Guide   Pictures   Universities
  
AFRICA MAP

   BBC British Broadcasting Corporation Country Profile

    _____________________________________________
   
    Country Profiles

  
   United States Central Intelligence Agency
  
U.S. Department of State - Great Seal   United States Department of State
  
  British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  
Australian Coat of Arms.png  Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
   
  
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Peoples Republic of China      Bundesadler Bundesorgane.svg
 
German Federal Foreign Office  
   MID emblem.png   Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

   EUEA   European Union External Action  
 
 
 Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs  

   United Nations Children's Fund
   World Bank Report
   World Health Organization

 
  World Trade Organization


 International Monetary Fund

  Freedom House Report

Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation Prison Population Statistics
    Amnesty International Report
  The Maltese Cross   Data on Human Trafficking & Slavery

  
  Transparency International Corruption Report

 
  
Overview with political and topographic maps.
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   Population January 2014 - 45,950,000
   Population 2050 (projected) 73,800,000 
  + 109%
from 2000
  
U.S. State Dept. Trafficking in Human Beings Report
  
Tanzania does not fully comply with the minimum
   standards for the elimination of trafficking human beings.

  
U.S. State Dept. Human Rights Report
  
 Age of Consent - 15
   United Nations International Migration Profile
  
National Intelligence Quotient -  72

  
Armed Forces  
  
United States US AID Payments  
   News Sources

  
The Express
   Dar es Salam Stock Exchange
   Chambers of Commerce
   Wikipedia Overview

  
      Currency exchange rates for Local Currency
      Local weather conditions today
  
       Local Time
 
Member of the British Commonwealth of Nations
  Animated Flag of OAU (Organization of African Unity)     Member of the African Union 


 
    TODAY'S NEWS IN TANZANIA 


  
United Republic of Tanzania
   Nation Founded 1964


 


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Thailand
    
Capital City ~ Bangkok

   
British Foreign Office Travel Advice
   United Nations Mission
    Diplomatic Missions

   
Heraldic royal crown  Constitutional Monarchy

    Languages  Travel Guide   Pictures   Universities
  
ASIA MAP

   BBC British Broadcasting Corporation Country Profile

    
Etiquette, Customs and Protocol Guide
    _____________________________________________
   
    Country Profiles

  
   United States Central Intelligence Agency
  
U.S. Department of State - Great Seal   United States Department of State
  
 British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
 
Australian Coat of Arms.png  Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
  
  
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Peoples Republic of China      Bundesadler Bundesorgane.svg
 
German Federal Foreign Office  
  MID emblem.png  Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

  EUEA  European Union External Action  
 
 
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs  

  United Nations Children's Fund
  World Bank Report
  World Health Organization

 
World Trade Organization


International Monetary Fund

  Freedom House Report

Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation
Prison Population Statistics
    Amnesty International Report
  The Maltese Cross   Data on Human Trafficking & Slavery

  
  Transparency International Corruption Report

  
 
Overview with political and topographic maps.
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   Population January 2014 - 67,357,000
   Population 2050 (projected) 72,800,000 
  + 15%
from 2000
  
U.S. State Dept. Trafficking in Human Beings Report
  
Thailand does not fully comply with the minimum
   standards for the elimination of trafficking human beings.

  
U.S. State Dept. Human Rights Report
  
 Age of Consent - 16
   United Nations International Migration Profile
  
National Intelligence Quotient -  91
  
United States US AID Payments  
   News Sources

   The Bangkok Post
            
  
The Nation
  
Thailand Stock Exchange
   Chambers of Commerce
   Wikipedia Overview
  
Current Conflicts
  
   Currency exchange rates for Local Currency
  Local weather conditions today
  
    Local Time
 
Member of the Association of South East Asian Nations


 
    TODAY'S NEWS IN THAILAND 


  
Kingdom of Thailand
   Nation Founded 1238


 


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   Tibet  (Special Administrative Region of Republic of China)
    
Capital City ~ Lhasa

   Languages   Travel Guide
   BBC British Broadcasting Corporation Country Profile
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    Population January 2014 - 3,002,166
   
U.S. State Dept. Trafficking in Human Beings Report
   
U.S. State Dept. Human Rights Report
    News Sources

    Wikipedia Overview
  
   Currency exchange rates for Local Currency
  Local weather conditions today
  
    Local Time


  
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 Chinese Territory or Possession


 


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Timor Leste (East Timor)
    Capital City ~ Dili

  British Foreign Office Travel Advice
   United Nations Mission
    Diplomatic Missions

   
Languages   Travel Guide  
Pictures
    ASIA MAP
   BBC British Broadcasting Corporation Country Profile

    _____________________________________________
   
    Country Profiles

  
     United States Central Intelligence Agency
  
U.S. Department of State - Great Seal     United States Department of State
 
   British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
 
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 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Peoples Republic of China      Bundesadler Bundesorgane.svg
 
  German Federal Foreign Office  
  MID emblem.png    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

  EUEA   European Union External Action  
 
 
 Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs  
    United Nations Children's Fund
    World Bank Report   

    World Health Organization


 International Monetary Fund

   Freedom House Report

Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation 
Prison Population Statistics
     Amnesty International Report
  The Maltese Cross    Data on Human Trafficking & Slavery

 
  Transparency International Corruption Report

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   Population January 2014 - 1,124,000
   Population 2050 (projected) 1,400,000 
  + 84% from 2000
  
U.S. State Dept. Trafficking in Human Beings Report
  
Timor Leste does not fully comply with the minimum
   standards for the elimination of trafficking human beings.

  
U.S. State Dept. Human Rights Report

  
Age of Consent - No Legal Definition
   United Nations International Migration Profile
   United States US AID Payments
  
   News Sources

   East Timor News

   
Chambers of Commerce
   Wikipedia Overview
  
   Currency exchange rates for Local Currency
 
Local weather conditions today
  
    Local Time
  Fiji Sunset.  
Island Vulnerability


    TODAY'S NEWS IN TIMOR-LESTE


  
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
   Nation Founded 1992


 


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Togo
    
Capital City ~ Lomé

  
British Foreign Office Travel Advice
   United Nations Mission
    Diplomatic Missions

  
Languages    Travel Guide
  
AFRICA MAP

   BBC British Broadcasting Corporation Country Profile

    _____________________________________________
   
    Country Profiles

  
  United States Central Intelligence Agency
  
U.S. Department of State - Great Seal   United States Department of State

 
 British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
 
Australian Coat of Arms.png   Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
    
   
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Peoples Republic of China      Bundesadler Bundesorgane.svg
 
 
German Federal Foreign Office  
  MID emblem.png   Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

  EUEA   European Union External Action  
 
 
 Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs  

   United Nations Children's Fund
   World Bank Report   
  World Health Organization

 
World Trade Organization


International Monetary Fund

  Freedom House Report

Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation
Prison Population Statistics
    Amnesty International Report
  The Maltese Cross   Data on Human Trafficking & Slavery

  
  Transparency International Corruption Report

  
 
Overview with political and topographic maps.
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   Population January 2014 - 6,675,000
   Population 2050 (projected) 9,700,000 
  + 78%
from 2000
  
U.S. State Dept. Trafficking in Human Beings Report
  
Togo does not fully comply with the minimum
   standards for the elimination of trafficking human beings.

  
U.S. State Dept. Human Rights Report
  
 Age of Consent - 14
   United Nations International Migration Profile
  
National Intelligence Quotient -  69

  
Armed Forces  
  
United States US AID Payments  
   News Sources

  
All Africa
   Chambers of Commerce
   Wikipedia Overview

  
  Currency exchange rates for Local Currency
  Local weather conditions today
  
    Local Time
  Animated Flag of OAU (Organization of African Unity)  Member of the African Union 


 
    TODAY'S NEWS IN TOGO 


  
Togolese Republic
   Nation Founded 1960


 


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Tokelau
    
Capital City ~ Nukunonu

   
Heraldic royal crown  Constitutional Monarchy

   Languages   Travel Guide   Pictures
    OCEANIA MAP

   BBC British Broadcasting Corporation Country Profile

    _____________________________________________
   
    Country Profiles

  
   United States Central Intelligence Agency
  
Australian Coat of Arms.png  Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
  
  United Nations Children's Fund
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    Population January 2014 - 1,000
    United Nations International Migration Profile
   
    Chambers of Commerce
    Wikipedia Overview

  
      Currency exchange rates for Local Currency
      Local weather conditions today
  
       Local Time
  Fiji Sunset.     
Island Vulnerability
 
Member of the British Commonwealth of Nations


 
    TODAY'S NEWS IN TOKELAU 

  
  
New Zealand Territory or Possession

 


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Tonga
    
Capital City ~ Nukuʻalofa

  
British Foreign Office Travel Advice
   United Nations Mission
    Diplomatic Missions

   
Heraldic royal crown  Constitutional Monarchy

  
Languages    Travel Guide   Universities
  
OCEANIA MAP

   BBC British Broadcasting Corporation Country Profile

    _____________________________________________
   
    Country Profiles

  
  United States Central Intelligence Agency
  
U.S. Department of State - Great Seal  United States Department of State

 
 British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
 
Australian Coat of Arms.png  Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
  
  
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Peoples Republic of China      Bundesadler Bundesorgane.svg
 
German Federal Foreign Office  
  MID emblem.png  Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

  EUEA  European Union External Action  
 
 
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs  

  United Nations Children's Fund
  World Bank Report
  World Health Organization

 
World Trade Organization


International Monetary Fund

  Freedom House Report

Small Spinning Earth Globe Animation Prison Population Statistics
    Amnesty International Report
  The Maltese Cross   Data on Human Trafficking & Slavery

  
  Transparency International Corruption Report

 
 
Overview with political and topographic maps.
   ____________________________________________________
 

   Population January 2014 - 104,000
   Population 2050 (projected) 120,000 
  + 14%
from 2000
  
U.S. State Dept. Trafficking in Human Beings Report
  
Tonga does not fully comply with the minimum
   standards for the elimination of trafficking human beings.

  
U.S. State Dept. Human Rights Report
  
Age of Consent - 16
   United Nations International Migration Profile
  
National Intelligence Quotient -  87

  
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Capital City ~ Port of Spain

 
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   Population January 2014 - 1,344,000
   Population 2050 (projected) 1,200,000 
  - 7%
from 2000
  
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    Population January 2014 - 10,889,000
    Population 2050 (projected) 12,200,000 
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from 2000
   
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    Population January 2014 - 76,667,864
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U.S. State Dept. Trafficking in Human Beings Report
  
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   Population January 2014 - 5,463,000
   Population 2050 (projected) 8,800,000 
  + 55%
from 2000
  
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    Population January 2014 - 33,000
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Tuvalu
    
Capital City ~ Funafuti
  
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   Population January 2014 - 11,000
   Population 2050 (projected) 20,000 
  + 90%
from 2000
  
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Tuvalu
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