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Countries of the Modern Middle East – Facts and Statistics (2004)

To view the following data online, please visit: http://www.theglobaleducationproject.org/mideast/index.html

United States

HDI rank: 6 Independence: 4 July 1776 (from UK) Government type: Republic Population: 278,058,881 Area: 9,629,091 sq km Land: 9,158,960 sq km Arable land: 19% Irrigated land: 207,000 sq km Infantmortality rate: 6.76 deaths/1,000 live births Total fertility rate: 2.06 children born/woman Religions: Protestant 56%, Roman Catholic 28%, Jewish 2%, other 4%, none 10% Ethnic groups: white 83.5%, black 12.4%, Asian 3.3%, Amerindian 0.8% Judicial System: Supreme Court; United States Courts of Appeal; United States District Courts; State and County Courts Legal System: based on English common law;judicial review of legislative acts GDP per capita: $36,200 GDP — agriculture: 2%, industry: 18%, services: 80% Unemployment rate: 4% Literacy — male: 97% female: 97% Exports: $776 billion — Commodities: capital goods, automobiles, industrial supplies and raw materials, consumer goods, agricultural products Exports partners: Canada, Mexico, Japan, UK, Germany, France, Netherlands Imports: $1.223trillion — Commodities: crude oil and refined petroleum products, machinery, automobiles, consumer goods, industrial raw materials, food and beverages Imports partners: Canada 19%, Japan 11%, Mexico 11%, China 8%, Germany 5%, UK, Taiwan Telephones — main lines in use:194 million Internet Service Providers: 7,800 Manpower fit for military service: NA Military expenditures: $276.7 billion — 3.2% of GDP Canada

HDI rank: 3 Independence: 1 July 1867 (from UK) Government type: Confederation with parliamentary democracy Population: 31,592,805 Area: 9,976,140 sq km Land: 9,220,970 sq km Arable land: 5% Irrigated land: 7,100 sq km Infant mortality rate: 5.02 deaths/1,000 live births Total fertility rate: 1.6 children born/woman Religions: Roman Catholic 42%, Protestant 40%, other 18% Ethnicgroups: British Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, other European15%, Amerindian 2%, Asian, African, Arab 6%, mixed background 26% Judicial System: Supreme Court of Canada; Federal Court of Canada; Federal Court of Appeal; Provincial Courts Legal System: based on English common law, except Quebec, (civil law system based on French law) GDP — agriculture: 3% industry: 31% services: 66% GDP percapita: $24,800 Unemployment rate: 6.8% Literacy: 97% Exports: $272.3 billion — Commodities: motor vehicles and parts, newsprint, wood pulp, timber, crude petroleum, machinery, natural gas, aluminum, telecommunications equipment, electricity Exports partners: US 86%, Japan 3%, UK, Germany, South Korea, Netherlands, China Imports: $238.2 billion — Commodities: machinery and equipment, crude oil,chemicals, motor vehicles and parts, durable consumer goods, electricity Imports partners: US 76%, Japan 3%, UK, Germany, France, Mexico, Taiwan, South Korea Telephones — main lines in use: 18.5 million Internet Service Providers: 760 Manpower fit for military service: 7,114,851 Military expenditures: $7.5 billion — 1.3% of GDP

Egypt

HDI rank: 105 Independence: 28 February 1922 (from UK) Governmenttype: Republic Population: 69,536,644 Area: 1,001,450 sq km Land: 995,450 sq km Arable land: 2% Irrigated land: 32,460 sq km Infant mortality rate: 60.46 deaths/1,000 live births Total fertility rate: 3.07 children born/woman Religions: Muslim (mostly Sunni) 94%, Coptic Christian and other 6% Ethnic groups: Eastern Hamitic stock (Egyptians, Bedouins, and Berbers) 99%, Greek, Nubian, Armenian,European 1% Judicial System: Supreme Constitutional Court Legal System: based on English common law, Islamic law, and Napoleonic codes GDP per capita: $3,600 GDP — agriculture: 17%, industry: 32%, services: 51% Unemployment rate: 11.5% Literacy — male: 63.6% female: 38.8% Exports: $7.3 billion — Commodities: crude oil and petroleum products, cotton, textiles, metal products, chemicals Exports...
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