Chapter 64: CIA World Factbook – Sam’s Apartment

Background:
Picked by Chase in the summer of 2005, the apartment has had continuous habitation by its current population since mid September, 2005. Situated close to a metro stop and the offices of our employment, the apartment provides a sanctuary for those in need (of a drink, a hug, etc).

Location:
an enclave of the United States in north-east Virginia, just inside the beltway

Geographic coordinates:
38.799N 77.066W

Map references:
Google Maps is the best

Area:
land: 0.00013 sq km

Area-comparative:
a little less than twice the size of the Oval Office

Land boundaries:
total: 0.046 km
border countries: United States 0.046 km

Coastline:
0 km (landlocked)

Climate:
temperate, cold by the windows in the winter

Terrain:
mostly off white carpet with rugs and linoleum

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: kitchen linoleum 8.8 m
highest point: ceiling of porch 12.2 m

Natural resources:
sarcasm

Land use:
Mike: 23.4%
Sam: 11.0%
Chase: 15.3%
other: 50.3%

Irrigated land:
0 sq km (2005 est.)

Natural hazards:
none, now that we own a plunger

Environmental – current issues:
trash can occasionally get pretty stinky, Chase yells at me to clean up my room

Environement – international agreements:
party to: clean your own dishes, except when you cooked for everyone (then they clean)
signed, but not ratified: take out the trash when it needs to be taken out

Population:
3 (2005 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 0.0% (male 0/female 0)
15-64 years: 100.0% (male 3/ female 0)
65 years and over: 0.0% (male 0/female 0)

Median age:
total: 22.6 years
male: 22.6 years
female: #ERROR_UNDEFINED

Life expectancy at birth:
male: 74.2 (2005 est)

Ethnic groups:
White 66.7%, White Chocolate 33.3%

Languages:
English (official), French and Japanese (with encouragement, liquid or otherwise)

Literacy:
male: 100.0%

Country name:
conventional long form: Sam’s Apartment
alternate forms: Mike’s Apartment, Chase’s Apartment

Goverment type:
direct democracy with yelling and spreadsheets

Capital:
couches around TV

Administrative divisions:
4 districts; Sam’s room, Mike’s room, Chase’s room, mutually administrated common area

Independance:
18 September 2005 (from US)

Legal system:
gentle reminder, followed by increasingly loud threats upon the accused’s life

Economy – overview:
Small, landlocked and without desirable resources, the entirety of the population work outside of the country in the surrounding United States. Though this does constitute the overwhelming majority of all economic activity, trade in slightly used electronics and furniture has flourished in recent months.

GDP (purchasing power parity):
$167,000 (2006 est)

GRP – real growth rate:
2% (government cost of living increase)

Labor force – by occupation:
patent examiner: 100.0%
something cooler: 0.0%

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