Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Now where is that?

Looking for hot, fresh information on countries around the world?  Your Federal Government stands ready to serve.  They have  'Background Notes', data collected by the U.S. Department of State. The notes on Kiribati run to 6 pages, so they're more like magazine articles really.  Haven't heard of Kiribati ?  Here, you'll need a little help with the pronunciation: "keer-ah-bhass".  Sounds like a delightful country, what with being composed of "archipelagos of low-lying coral atolls surrounded by extensive reefs" and all.  And that's just one country!  You can poke around for curiosity’s sake, or keep it in mind when your child is assigned to do a paper on Vanuatu.

U.S. Department of State Background Notes
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