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Friday, August 18, 2017

Marshall Islands Exports


According to MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (atlas.media.mit.edu), the following items are major exports of the MARSHALL ISLANDS: artwork, broadcasting equipment, cargo ships, chocolate, clothing, coral and shells, cut flowers, ferroalloys, fish fillets, hand tools, handicrafts, measuring instruments, medical instruments, medical supplies, oscilloscopes, padlocks, passenger ships, petroleum coke, plastic pipes, recreational boats, refined petroleum, scrap copper and iron, scrap vessels, seafood (especially crabs, fish, and mollusks), silk fabric, steel wiring, and tobacco. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include Spain (top importer), South Korea, Japan, the Netherlands, China, Turkey, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Egypt, the Philippines, Micronesia, Tanzania, Chile, South Africa, Germany, Brazil, and Colombia.


Malta Exports


According to MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (atlas.media.mit.edu), the following items are major exports of MALTA: aircraft parts, automobiles, baking yeast, bathroom fixtures, broadcasting equipment, bulbs, citrus fruit, coffee, decorative glass spheres, dried legumes, fish fillets, flavored water, footwear, gold, headphones, heterocyclic compounds, integrated circuits, jewelry, lettuce, low- and high-voltage protection equipment, malt extract, medical instruments and supplies, microphones, models, pharmaceuticals (including hormones), plastic and rubber products, postage stamps, potatoes, processed food, refined petroleum, rubberized knitted fabric (for tarps, etc.), scrap iron, semiconductor devices, sorghum, stuffed animals, sunflower seeds, and wheat. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include Germany (top importer), Italy, France, Singapore, the United States, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Libya, Switzerland, Spain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, China, Oman, South Korea, Canada, the Netherlands, Venezuela, Belgium, Mexico, Czech Republic, Austria, Sweden, and Lesotho.


Mali Exports


According to MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (atlas.media.mit.edu), the following items are major exports of MALI: amber and similar resins, animal hides, automobiles (small amounts), buckwheat, carbonates, cassava, cereal and wheat flour, construction vehicles, corn (maize), cotton, detonating fuses, dried fruit, engines, excavation machinery, fertilizers, gold, groundnuts, integrated circuits, jam/jelly, livestock, medicine, oilseeds, organosulfur compounds, paint, processed food, refined petroleum, revolution counters, spices, tea, telephones, televisions, tropical fruit, and wood. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include Switzerland (top importer), Ukraine, Senegal, South Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, Indonesia, France, Russia, Germany, Burkina Faso, China, Thailand, Morocco, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and India.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Maldives Exports


According to MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (atlas.media.mit.edu), the following items are major exports of the MALDIVES in South Asia: aircraft parts, animal meal and pellets, apples (small amounts), clothing (particularly fabric garments, tee shirts, and women’s suits), fish fillets, fresh and frozen seafood, gas turbines, metal molds, nuts, paper, pears (small amounts), petroleum (small amounts), recreational boats, scrap copper, scrap iron, seed oil, small planes, surveying equipment, and wine (small amounts). According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include Thailand (top importer), the United States, Ireland, France, Sri Lanka, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, Taiwan, Spain, Japan, Nigeria, Australia, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, India, the United Arab Emirates, Belgium, China, and Poland.


Malaysia Exports


According to MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (atlas.media.mit.edu), the following items are major exports of MALAYSIA: aluminum, asphalt, broadcasting equipment, cheap consumer goods, clothing and textiles, coconut and other vegetable oils, coffee, compact disks (CDs), computers, copper wiring, cut flowers, electric batteries, ethylene and propylene polymers, glycerol, industrial fatty acids, industrial printers, integrated circuits, iron structures, jewelry, low-voltage protection equipment, margarine, melons, nickel, office equipment, onions, palm oil, pepper, petroleum, petroleum coke, petroleum gas, plastic products and sheeting, polyacetals, rice, rubber, semiconductor devices, stearic acid, telephones, televisions, tin, tomatoes, wheat flour, wood, and yarn. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include Singapore (top importer), China, the United States, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Australia, the Netherlands, Vietnam, South Korea, Germany, Taiwan, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Mexico, and France.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Lesotho Post is Updated


My Lesotho post (↗) — link opens in a new tab or window — is updated with much more information. Thanks for visiting GeoFact of the Day...today and always!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

World's 10 Smallest Countries and Their Popular Places


While the following countries are the world's ten smallest ones, these are all worthy destinations for any bucket-list globetrotter! Including popular attractions or sites of interest in each country, this list is sorted based on land area. Otherwise, a country such as the MARSHALL ISLANDS would not be featured due to the vast amount of ocean water within its polygonal borders. Starting with the world's smallest country, drum roll please...

#1 VATICAN CITY 0.44 km² and 0.17 mi²
Popular Places:   Saint Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro), St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), Sistine Chapel in the Apostolic Palace, Grotto of Lourdes, Sacristy, Audience Hall, Roman Curia, various museums, and Palace of the Tribunal
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#2 MONACO 2 km² and 0.77 mi²
Popular Places:   Casino Monte Carlo, Monaco Grand Prix race (Circuit de Monaco), Auditorium Rainier III (↗), Monte Carlo Harbor, Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Princess Grace Botanical Garden, Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Prince's Palace, and Place du Palais
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#3 NAURU 21 km² and 8.1 mi²
Popular Places and Activities:   Anibare Bay, Central Plateau, Japanese WWII guns and bunkers, Buada Lagoon, scuba diving and snorkeling, Parliament House, and Moqua Well
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#4 TUVALU 26 km² and 10.04 mi²
Popular Places and Activities:   Funafuti Marine Conservation Area, scuba diving and snorkeling, various beaches and resorts, Tuvalu National Library, and Tuvalu Women's Handicraft Center
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#5 SAN MARINO 61 km² and 24 mi²
Popular Places:   Centro Storico Di San Marino, Guaita Castle, Piazza della Liberta, Cesta Tower, Mounte Titano (↗), Palazzo Pubblico, Basilica del Santo Marino, and San Marino Adventures (↗) ecotourist theme park
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#6 LIECHTENSTEIN 160 km² and 62 mi²
Popular Places:   Vaduz Castle, Liechtenstein Center, national museum, The Main Square in Vaduz, Postage Stamp Museum, Museum of Fine Arts (Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein), Cathedral of St. Florin, Burg Gutenberg castle, and various ski resorts
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#7 MARSHALL ISLANDS 181 km² and 70 mi²
Popular Places and Activities:   Alele Museum, Library, and National Archives; Arno Atoll; Bikini Atoll; Cathedral of the Assumption; various beaches; and scuba diving and snorkeling
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#8 SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS 261 km² and 101 mi²
Popular Places and Activities:   Brimstone Hill Fortress, Greg's Safaris, Clay Villa Plantation House & Gardens, Romney Manor, Botanical Gardens of Nevis, St. Kitts Scenic Railway, scuba diving and snorkeling, sightseeing tours/excursions, and various beaches and resorts
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#9 The MALDIVES 298 km² and 115 mi²
Popular Places and Activities:   Alimatha Island, Biyadoo Island, Male Fish Market, Grand Friday Mosque, Manta Point, Banana Reef, Sultan Park, Tiny Island Marine Conservation Center, spas, scuba diving and snorkeling, yoga/pilates, and various beaches
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#1 MALTA 316 km² and 122 mi²
Popular Places:   Mdina Old City, St. John's Cathedral, Fort Rinella, Upper Barrakka Gardens, Azure Window geologic arch, Malta Classic Car Collection Museum, Malta Falconry Center, Rotunda (Church of St. Mary), Valletta Waterfront, Casa Rocca Piccola, Hagar Qim Temples, Dingli Cliffs, and various beaches
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Malawi Exports


According to MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (atlas.media.mit.edu), the following items are major exports of MALAWI: animal hides, aquarium fish (especially cichlids), bran, clothing, coal briquettes (blocks), coffee, construction vehicles, corn (maize), cotton, cranes, delivery trucks, dried legumes and other vegetable products, fertilizer, footwear, light fixtures, liquor, lumber and plywood, metal molds, nuts, oilseed, plastic products, railroad freight cars, rubber, soldering and welding machinery, soybean meal, sugar, tea, and tobacco. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include Zimbabwe (top importer), Mozambique, South Korea, South Africa, China, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Egypt, Germany, the United States, Denmark, Russia, Kenya, Poland, the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Tanzania, India, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Singapore, Uganda, and Zambia.


Madagascar Exports


According to MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (atlas.media.mit.edu), the following items are major exports of MADAGASCAR: animal hides, cinnamon, chocolate (small amounts), chromium, clothing (especially suits, sweaters, and tee shirts), cloves, cobalt, cocoa beans, coffee, construction vehicles, copper, cotton, dried legumes, essential oil, fertilizer, gas turbines, gemstones, nickel, paper containers, pepper, preserved fruit and nuts, refined petroleum, rope and twine, seafood, sugar, titanium, vanilla, vegetable sap, and watch straps. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include France (top importer), the United States, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, India, South Korea, China, South Africa, Singapore, Mauritius, Belgium, Sweden, Spain, Vietnam, Switzerland, Canada, Italy, Kenya, and the United Arab Emirates.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Macedonia Exports


According to MIT's Observatory of Economic Complexity (atlas.media.mit.edu), the following items are major exports of MACEDONIA (F.Y.R.O.M.): apples, baked goods, beauty products, beverages (especially beer and wine), buses, cabbage, capacitor, centrifuges, cereal grain, cheese, chocolate, circuit boards, clothing and textiles, copper, cucumbers, electric batteries, electric heaters, electrical control boards, equipment and machinery, flavored water, frozen fruit and vegetables, furniture, glazing putty, grapes, hydroelectricity to neighboring countries, hydrogen, industrial fatty acid/oil, insulated wire, iron alloys, iron stovetops, lead, leather footwear, locomotive parts, malt extract, mattresses, meat, nuts, peaches, pears, pharmaceuticals, plastic products, processed food, reaction and catalytic products, sausage, seats, seed oil, sugar, telephones, tobacco, tomatoes, and zinc.

According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include Germany (top importer), Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Spain, China, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the United Kingdom, the United States, Albania, Slovenia, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Turkey, Hungary, Russia, Austria, France, Poland, and Montenegro.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Luxembourg Exports


According to National Geographic MapMaker (mapmaker.nationalgeographic.org), the following items are major exports of LUXEMBOURG: aluminum, barley, chemicals, dairy products, equipment and machinery, glass, grapes, oats, potatoes, processed food, rubber products, steel products, wheat. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include Germany (top importer), Belgium, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Italy, the United States, Spain, Poland, Austria, China, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, Switzerland, Turkey, Russia, Denmark, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, and Japan. In addition to its advanced export market, Luxembourg boasts a strong banking and financial services industry.


Lithuania Exports


According to National Geographic MapMaker (mapmaker.nationalgeographic.org), the following items are major exports of LITHUANIA: amber jewelry, chemicals, electric motors, electronics, equipment and machinery, fertilizer and peat, flax and grain, furniture, metal-cutting tools, optical equipment, plastic, potatoes, processed food, refined petroleum, refrigerators and freezers, seafood (small amounts), ships, sugar beets, televisions, and textiles. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include Russia (top importer), Poland, Latvia, Germany, the United States, Sweden, Estonia, Belarus, the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Italy, Finland, Belgium, Kazakhstan, and Spain.


Libya Exports


According to National Geographic MapMaker (mapmaker.nationalgeographic.org), the following items are major exports of LIBYA: aluminum, barley, chemicals, citrus fruit, date fruit, gypsum, handicrafts, natural gas, olives, peanuts, petroleum, processed food, refine petroleum products, soybeans, textiles, and wheat. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include Egypt (top importer), Italy, China, France, Germany, Spain, Singapore, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Greece, South Korea, Croatia, Canada, the United States, Tunisia, Czech Republic, Belgium, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Morocco.


Liberia Exports


According to National Geographic MapMaker (mapmaker.nationalgeographic.org), the following items are major exports of LIBERIA: bananas, cassava, cocoa, coffee, diamonds, gold (small amounts), iron, palm oil, rice, rubber, sugarcane, and timber. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include Switzerland (top importer), the United Arab Emirates, Poland, the United States, the Netherlands, Canada, India, Malaysia, Belgium, Pakistan, China, Guinea, Colombia, Spain, Indonesia, Vietnam, Ghana, Germany, Mexico, Yemen, and Tanzania.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Random Post of the Day


GeoFact of the Day's Random Post of the Day takes you to the heart of MONGOLIA, the hub for Genghis Khan's massive Mongol Empire. Access this Post (↗) to know the basics about the Karakorum Ancient Site — part of a larger UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lesotho Exports


According to National Geographic MapMaker (mapmaker.nationalgeographic.org), the following items are major exports of LESOTHO: barley, beverages, building gravel/stone, clothing, corn (maize), diamonds, electricity and water to South Africa, footwear, livestock, mohair, processed food, pulses, sorghum, textiles, wheat, wool, and various vegetables. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include South Africa (top importer), the United States, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates, Swaziland, Canada, the Netherlands, Mauritius, Botswana, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Tanzania, Sudan, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Egypt, Kenya, Malaysia, Serbia, and Saudi Arabia.


Lebanon Exports


According to National Geographic MapMaker (mapmaker.nationalgeographic.org), the following items are major exports of LEBANON: apples, chemicals, citrus fruit, construction materials, consumer goods, electric power machinery and switchgear, grapes, iron ore, jewelry, limestone, metal, olives, paper, potatoes, salt, textile fibers, tobacco, and tomatoes. According to the International Monetary Fund (data.imf.org), countries and territories buying and importing most of those exports (February 2017 statistics) include Syria (top importer), Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Iraq, Turkey, France, Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar, Egypt, the United States, Italy, South Korea, Bahrain, Greece, Côte d'Ivoire, Germany, and the Netherlands.


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