User talk:David Finn/UN members a-m

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  • Afghanistan [r]: A Islamic republic in Central Asia, with an unstable but elected government; borders China, Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan [e]
  • Albania [r]: Republic in south-eastern Europe (population c. 3.6 million; capital Tirana), with a long Adriatic coastline on the west and land borders with Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia and Greece. [e]
  • Algeria [r]: North African republic that constitutionally recognises Islam plus Arab and Berber ethnic groups; second-largest African nation, population about 34,000,000. [e]
  • Andorra [r]: Small landlocked country in western Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain and France. [e]
  • Angola [r]: A country in southern Africa, and Africa's largest Portuguese-speaking state. [e]
  • Antigua and Barbuda [r]: Independent nation in the Caribbean and part of the Commonwealth of Nations. [e]
  • Argentina [r]: Second largest South American country; speaks Spanish. [e]
  • Armenia [r]: A mountainous country in the Middle East, formerly part of the Soviet Union. [e]
  • Australia [r]: Continent in the Southern Hemisphere and the federal parliamentary nation that occupies it. [e]
  • Austria [r]: Federal republic in central Europe (population c. 8.2 million; capital Vienna), bordered to the north by Germany and the Czech Republic; to the south by Italy and Slovenia; to the west by Switzerland and Liechtenstein; and to the east by Hungary and Slovakia. [e]
  • Azerbaijan [r]: A country variously considered part of Central Asia or Southwestern Asia, with a shore on the Caspian Sea, major borders with Iran and Russia, a tense border with Armenia and a small European portion north of the Caucasus Mountains [e]

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  • Bahamas, The [r]: Island nation located east of Florida and north of Cuba and Haiti. [e]
  • Bahrain [r]: A kingdom in the Middle East which forms an archipelago lying in the Persian Gulf. [e]
  • Bangladesh [r]: Country in southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India. [e]
  • Barbados [r]: Island east of the Caribbean, an independent state within the British Commonwealth, whose principal source of income is tourism. [e]
  • Belarus [r]: A landlocked country in Eastern Europe. [e]
  • Belgium [r]: Federal monarchy (population c. 10.5 million; capital Brussels) in western Europe, located between France, Germany and the Netherlands, and with a short coastline on the North Sea; founding member of the European Union. [e]
  • Belize [r]: Country (formerly known as British Honduras) located in Central America, bordering Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west and south, whose capital city is Belmopan. [e]
  • Benin [r]: An African republic, bordering Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger and the Gulf of Guinea, which gained independence from France in 1960. [e]
  • Bhutan [r]: Landlocked constitutional republic in the Himalayan Mountains. [e]
  • Bolivia [r]: Landlocked state in South America, formerly part of the Inca Empire, independent since 1825. [e]
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina [r]: Formerly part of Yugoslavia, a mountainous federal democratic republic (population c. 4.6 million; capital Sarajevo) bordering Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, and with a few kilometres of Adriatic coast on the southern tip of the country. [e]
  • Botswana [r]: Landlocked republic in southern Africa, formerly known as Bechuanaland. [e]
  • Brazil [r]: Largest country in South America with a population of 190 million people and rich resources; Portuguese is the national language [e]
  • Brunei [r]: Country in North Borneo. [e]
  • Bulgaria [r]: Mountainous republic (population c. 7.3 million; capital Sofia) in south-eastern Europe, bordered by Romania to the north (with River Danube as border); the Black Sea to the east; Greece and Turkey to the south; and Yugoslavia and Macedonia to the west. [e]
  • Burkina Faso [r]: Landlocked West African nation with significant gold reserves and an economy based primarily on cotton; formerly a French colony (population about 18 million). [e]
  • Burundi [r]: A country of Central Africa, having borders with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania, as well as coast on Lake Tanganikya. [e]

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