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Barbados

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Barbados is an Island in the North Atlantic Ocean located northeast of Venezuela with a total population of approximately 294,560 inhabitants.
The island covers an area of approximately 430 sq km averaging some 685 persons per sq km.
Of the total land available 25% or 108 sq km is arable. Almost 19.4% of the total land available or 83 sq km is covered with forests.
The island’s total GDP is valued at $4.99 billion. The services sector is the island’s largest GDP contributor accounting for 88.7% of total GDP or $4.33 billion.
The services sector is followed by industry which accounts for 9.8% or $0.49 billion of total GDP and agriculture which accounts for 1.5% or $0.07 billion of total GDP.
The nation’s total labor force is estimated at 144,000, with 10% or 14,400 persons, employed in the agricultural sector, while 15% or 21,600 are involved in industry, and 75% or 108,000, are employed in the services sector.
The island’s industries include tourism, sugar, light manufacturing, and compone…

Madagascar

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Madagascar is an Island in the Indian Ocean located east of Mozambique with a total population of approximately 29,955,737 inhabitants.
The island covers an area of approximately 587,041 sq km of which almost 99% or 581,540 sq km is land and 1% or 5501 sq km is water, averaging some 52 persons per sq km.
Of the total land available 6% or 34,892 sq km is arable. Almost 21.5% of the total land available or 123,286 sq km is covered with forests.
The services sector is the island’s largest GDP contributor accounting for 56.4% of total GDP or $6.49 billion. The island’s total GDP is valued at $11.5 billion.
The services sector is followed by the agricultural sector which accounts for 24% or $2.76 billion of total GDP and industry which accounts for 19.5% or $2.24 billion of total GDP.
The island’s industries include meat processing, seafood, soap, beer, leather, sugar, textiles, glassware, cement, automobile assembly plants, paper, petroleum, tourism and mining. The island’s agricultural produ…

Haridwar

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Haridwar is a city in the state of Uttarakhand, India, located along the banks of the Holy River Ganges with a population of approximately 230,000 inhabitants. It is located northeast of New Delhi and it is some 213 km away from the nation’s capital. While all the cities located along the Holy River Ganges are significant to Hindu’s, three cities feature more prominently than the others. They are: HaridwarVaranasiAllahabadThe city is a hotbed of religious activity all throughout the year. There are numerous temples scatted all over the city and while some are located on large plots of land, others are smaller and more inconspicuous, but all of them attract more than their fair share of devotees.The most significant temples in the city are:
The Chandi Devi TempleThe Mansa Devi TempleThe Maya Devi TempleThe Dudhadhari Barfani TempleThe Sureshvari Devi TempleTourists from all parts of the world flock to the city all year long to admire its religious flavor and to be a part of the city’s re…

Guam

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Guam is an Island in the North Pacific Ocean located between Hawaii and the Philippines. The island has a predominantly Christian population; almost 85% or 143,212 of its 168,485 inhabitants are Christians.
The island covers an area of approximately 544 sq km. of which almost 100% is land, averaging some 263 persons per sq km.
Of the total land available 1.9% or 10.34 sq km is arable. Almost 47.9% of total land available or 261 sq km is covered with forests.
The industrial sector is the island’s largest GDP contributor accounting for 50.1% of total GDP or $2.95 billion. The island’s total GDP is valued at $5.79 billion.
The island’s total labor force is estimated at 73,210 persons with 78.1% or 57,177 persons employed in the services sector. 21.1% or 15,447 persons are employed in the industrial sector, and 0.3% or 220 persons are employed in the agricultural sector.
The island’s primary exports are petroleum products, construction materials, fish, foodstuffs and beverages.
Guam’s biggest e…

Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico is an Island in the Caribbean Sea located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic. The island has a predominantly Christian population; almost 100% of its 3,189,068 inhabitants are Christians.
The island covers an area of approximately 9,104 sq km. of which almost 98.41% or 8,959 sq km is land and 1.59% or 145 sq km is water, averaging 350 persons per sq km.
Of the total land available 6.6% or 601 sq km is arable. Almost 63.2% of total land available or 5,754 sq km is covered with forests.
Agriculture contributes to 0.8% or $0.83 billion of total GDP ($104 billion). Agriculture is the third largest GDP contributor after the services sector (49.1% or $51.06 billion). The industrial sector is the largest GDP contributor accounting for 50.1% of total GDP or 52.2 billion.
The islands total labor force is estimated at 1.139 million with 79% or 0.9 million persons employed in the services sector. 19% or 0.22 million persons are emplo…

Seychelles

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The Seychelles are a group of islands in the Indian Ocean located northeast of Madagascar. The islands have a predominantly Christian population (86.7% or 83,216 inhabitants). The islands cover an area of approximately 455 sq km. of which almost 100% is land, with a population of approximately 95,981 inhabitants averaging 211 persons per sq km. The islands are densely populated.
Of the total land available 2.2% or 10.01 sq km is arable. Almost 88.5% of total land available or 403 sq km is covered with forests.
Agriculture contributes to 2.2% or $0.04 billion of total GDP ($1.5 billion). Agriculture is the third largest GDP contributor after industry (13.8% or $0.21 billion). The services sector is the largest GDP contributor accounting for 83.7% of total GDP or 1.25 billion.
The islands total labor force is estimated at 47,210 with 74% or 34,935 persons employed in the services sector. 23% or 8,035 persons are employed in the industrial sector, and 3% or 1,416 persons are employed in th…

Mauritius

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Mauritius is an island located in the Indian Ocean some 800 km east of Madagascar. It has a predominately Hindu and Christian population. Some 74.8% or 1,031,765 of its citizens are Hindus or Christians. Mauritius has a total population of 1,379,365 inhabitants.
The island covers an area of approximately 2,040 sq km of which 2,030 sq km or 99.5% is land, and 10 sq km or 0.5% is water.
Of the total land available, 38.4% or 783.36 sq km, is arable. Agriculture contributes to 4% or $0.53 billion of total GDP, which amounts to $13.33 billion. Agriculture is the third largest GDP contributor after industry (21.8% or $2.91 billion). The services sector is the island’s largest GDP contributor accounting for 74.1% or $9.88 billion.
The nation’s total labor force is estimated at 633,900, with 8% or 50,712 persons, employed in the agricultural sector, while 29.8% or 188,902 are involved in industry, and 62.2% or 394,286, are employed in the services sector.
The country’s primary exports are clot…

Nepal

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Nepal is a landlocked South Asian country located between India and China. It shares a 1770 km common border with India. It has a predominately Hindu population. Some 81.3% or 24,656,564 of its citizens are Hindus. Nepal has a total population of 30,327,877 inhabitants.
The country covers an area of approximately 147,181 sq km of which 143,351 sq km or 97.4% is land, and 3,830 sq km or 2.6% is water.
Of the total land available, 15.1% or 22,077 sq km, is arable. Agriculture contributes to 27% or $6.72 billion of total GDP, which amounts to $24.88 billion. Agriculture is the second largest GDP contributor after the services sector (59.5% or $14.80 Billion) and it is followed by industry (13.5% or $3.36 Billion).
The nation’s total labor force is estimated at 16.81 million, with 69% or 11.6 million, employed in the agricultural sector, while 19% or 3.19 million, are involved in the services sector, and 12% or 2.02 million, are employed in the industrial sector.
The country’s primary expo…

Trinidad and Tobago

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Trinidad and Tobago are islands located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela. They have a predominantly Hindu and Christian population (74% or 911,203). The islands cover an area of approximately 5,128 sq km. with a population of approximately 1,226,383 averaging 239 persons per sq km. Both islands are densely populated.
Of the total land available 14.62% or 749.71 sq km is arable. Agriculture contributes to 0.30% or $0.08 Billion of total GDP ($26.49 billion). It is the third largest GDP contributor after the services sector (41.1% or $10.89 Billion) and industry (58.6% or $15.52 Billion).
The islands total labor force is estimated at 613,600 with 62.9% or 385,954 employed in the services sector. 20.40% or 125,174 persons are involved in construction or utilities, 12.80% or 78,541 are employed within the mining and construction sector and 3.80% or 23,317 are involved in agriculture.
The islands primary exports are petroleum, petroleum based pr…

Suriname

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Suriname is a South American country located along the North Atlantic Ocean bordering Brazil, French Guiana and Guyana. It is the smallest country in South America with a predominantly Hindu and Christian population or 52.6% of the total population.
It covers an area of approximately 163, 820 sq km of which 156,000 sq km or 95.23% is land while the remaining 7820 sq km or 4.77% is water. It has a population of approximately 560,157 averaging 3 to 4 persons per sq km. It is very thinly populated. Of the total land available 0.36% or 561 sq km is arable. Agriculture contributes to 10.5% or $664 million of total GDP or $6.326 Billion employing 8% or 13,200 of the total workforce which is approximately 165,000.
It is the third largest GDP contributor after the services sector (52% or $3.290 Billion), which employs 78% or 128,700 of the total labor force, and industry (37.5% or $2.372 Billion), which employs 14% or 23,100 of the total labor force.
Suriname’s primary exports are alumina, go…

Guyana

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Guyana is a South American country located along the North Atlantic Ocean bordering Brazil, Suriname and Venezuela. It has a predominantly Hindu and Christian population or 58.9% of the total population or 436,984 inhabitants.
It covers an area of approximately 214,969 sq km of which 196,849 sq km or 91.57% is land while the remaining 18,120 sq km or 8.43% is water. It has a population of approximately 741,908 inhabitants averaging 3 to 4 persons per sq km. It is very thinly populated.
Of the total land available 2.23% or 16,545 sq km is arable. Agriculture contributes to 20.5% or $1.199 Billion of total GDP ($5.851 billion). Agriculture is the third largest GDP contributor after the services sector (45.2% or $2.645 Billion) and industry (34.4% or $2.013 Billion).
Guyana’s primary exports are sugar, bauxite, gold and alumina. Mining exports are the country’s biggest source of foreign revenue. Other contributors to export revenue are agriculture, fisheries and forestry. The country has…