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  • Seychelles

    The Seychelles consist of an archipelago of about 100 islands in the Indian Ocean northeast of Madagascar. The principal islands are Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue.

    Dec 14, 2010
  • Serbia

    Republic. Serbia was one of six republics that made up the country of Yugoslavia, which broke up in the 1990s. In Feb. 2003, Serbia and Montenegro were the remaining two republics of rump Yugoslavia, forming a loose federation.

    Dec 14, 2010
  • Senegal

    The capital of Senegal, Dakar, is the westernmost point in Africa. Senegal is mainly a low-lying country, with a semidesert area in the north and northeast and forests in the southwest. The largest rivers include the Senegal in the north and the Casamance in the southern tropical climate region.

    Dec 14, 2010
  • Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia was an absolute monarchy until 1992, at which time the Saud royal family introduced the country’s first constitution. The legal system is based on the sharia (Islamic law).

    Dec 14, 2010
  • Sao Tome and Principe

    The tiny volcanic islands of São Tomé and Príncipe lie in the Gulf of Guinea about 150 mi (240 km) off West Africa. São Tomé (about 330 sq mi; 859 sq km) is covered by a dense mountainous jungle, out of which have been carved large plantations.

    Dec 14, 2010
  • San Marino

    San Marino is surrounded by Italy. It is situated in the Apennines, a little inland from the Adriatic Sea near Rimini.

    Dec 14, 2010
  • Samoa

    Samoa, formerly Western Samoa, is in the South Pacific Ocean about 2,200 mi (3,540 km) south of Hawaii. The larger islands in the Samoan chain, Upolu and Savai’i, are mountainous and of volcanic origin

    Dec 14, 2010
  • Rwanda

    Rwanda, in east-central Africa, is surrounded by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, and Burundi. Steep mountains and deep valleys cover most of the country.

    Dec 14, 2010
  • Russia

    The Russian Federation is the largest of the 21 republics that make up the Commonwealth of Independent States.It occupies most of eastern Europe and north Asia, stretching from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caucasus in the south.

    Dec 14, 2010
  • Romania

    Romania is in southeast Europe. The Carpathian Mountains divide Romania’s upper half from north to south and connect near the center of the country with the Transylvanian Alps, running east and west.

    Dec 14, 2010
  • Qatar

    Qatar (KAH-ter) occupies a small peninsula that extends into the Persian Gulf from the east side of the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi Arabia is to the west and the United Arab Emirates to the south. The country is mainly barren.

    Dec 14, 2010
  • Portugal

    Portugal occupies the western part of the Iberian Peninsula. The country is crossed by three large rivers that rise in Spain, flow into the Atlantic and divide the country into three geographic areas.

    Dec 14, 2010
  • Poland

    Poland, is in north-central Europe.Most of the country is a plain with no natural boundaries except the Carpathian Mountains in the south and the Oder and Neisse rivers in the west. Other major rivers, are the Vistula, Warta, and Bug.

    Dec 14, 2010
  • Philippines

    The Philippine Islands are an archipelago of over 7,000 islands lying about 500 mi (805 km) off the southeast coast of Asia.Only about 7% of the islands are larger than one square mile, and only one-third have names.

    Dec 14, 2010
  • Peru

    Peru, in western South America, extends for nearly 2,414 km along the Pacific Ocean. Colombia and Ecuador are to the north, Brazil and Bolivia to the east, and Chile to the south.

    Dec 14, 2010