[Task 6] CIA World Factbook: Candyland

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    ----------------------------- Introduction - Candyland -----------------------------

    map is located here

    Background
    Colonized by Americans in the early 21st century, Candyland was founded among two deserted islands near French Polynesia.


    ----------------------------- Geography -----------------------------
    Location
    16º South of the Equator
    139º West of Greenwich

    Area
    35 sq km

    Climate
    tropical, but moderate

    Natural Hazards
    occasional cyclonic storms in January


    ----------------------------- People -----------------------------
    Population
    431,542 (July 2004 est)

    Age structure
    0-14 years: 23%
    15-64 years: 70%
    65+ years: 7%

    Sex distribution
    Males: 51%
    Femailes: 49%

    Median Age
    total: 32 years

    males: 33 years
    female: 30.9 years

    Population Growth
    0.87% (2004 est.)

    Nationality
    noun: Candylandanian(s)
    adjetive: Candylandanian

    Languages
    English, French

    Ethnic Groups
    American, Polynesian, Chinese, French

    Literacy
    definition: age over 18 can read and write
    total population: 99.4%


    ----------------------------- Government -----------------------------
    Country name
    conventional long form: Queendom of Candyland
    Conventional short form: Candyland
    former: Carmen's Tropical Country

    Government Type
    Queendom

    Capital
    Candlyand Major

    Independence
    January 1, 2001

    National Holiday
    January 1 (Independence Day)
    September 7 (Queen's Birthday)
    May 15 (Star Wars Appreciation Day)

    Suffrage
    18 years of age; universal

    Flag description
    the top half is blue, representing the sky and the ocean; the bottom half is tan, representing the sand; in the middle is a sugarcane, which is the main export
    flag image


    ----------------------------- Economy -----------------------------
    Overview
    The main export of Candyland is sugarcane, which thrives in the local climate. Other sources of income are pearl farming and deep-sea commercial fishing. In recent years, tourism has become a growing industry.

    Population below the poverty line
    .01%

    Industries
    sugarcane, pearls, tourism, handicrafts

    Currency
    Candollars

    Currency code
    CYD


    ----------------------------- Military -----------------------------
    Overview
    There is a 1-year mandatory military service period for all students upon completion of secondary education, or turning 18, whichever happens first. With no major military threats, the emphasis on the military is defensive, rather than offensive.


    ----------------------------- Culture -----------------------------
    Overview
    Though the name Candyland started out as a joke due to our main export, citizens have grasped on to the concept, and lived it to their full extent. Houses tend to be modeled after the "gingerbread house" concept, made out of adobe or wood, and trimmed with accessories that appear similar to candy. Oftentimes immigrants will go so far as to simulate snow, usually in an attempt to bring back memories of the white Christmases that they were used to when they were back in their home countries. Some examples of houses are displayed below.

    [image=http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/noel/imatges/epice1.jpg] [image=http://www.mandolinroad.net/Gingerbread%20House.jpg] [image=http://www.aspencountry.com/aspen/assets/product_images/product_lib/30000-39999/30206.jpg]

    below is the royal residence
    [image=http://www.whitehouse.gov/holiday/2003/christmas03-essay-2/images/f5995-81-398h.jpg]


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