References

Guide to Country Profiles

These are the Categories, Fields, and subfields of information generally recorded for each country. Links are to the definition of the entry, as well as the field listing for the selected field.

Introduction

Geography

Area
  • total
  • land
  • water
  • Land boundaries
  • total
  • border countries
  • regional borders
  • Maritime claims
  • territorial sea
  • contiguous zone
  • exclusive economic zone
  • continental shelf
  • exclusive fishing zone
  • Elevation
  • highest point
  • lowest point
  • mean elevation
  • Land use
  • agricultural land
  • agricultural land: arable land
  • agricultural land: permanent crops
  • agricultural land: permanent pasture
  • forest
  • other
  • Major lakes (area sq km)
  • fresh water lake(s)
  • salt water lake(s)
  • Wonders of the World
  • The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • The New Seven Wonders of the World
  • The World Factbook's Seven Natural Ultra-Wonders of the World
  • People and Society

    Nationality
  • noun
  • adjective
  • Age structure
  • 0-14 years
  • 15-64 years
  • 65 years and over
  • Dependency ratios
  • total dependency ratio
  • youth dependency ratio
  • elderly dependency ratio
  • potential support ratio
  • Median age
  • total
  • male
  • female
  • Urbanization
  • urban population
  • rate of urbanization
  • Sex ratio
  • at birth
  • 0-14 years
  • 15-64 years
  • 65 years and over
  • total population
  • Infant mortality rate
  • total
  • male
  • female
  • Life expectancy at birth
  • total population
  • male
  • female
  • Drinking water source
  • improved: urban
  • improved: rural
  • improved: total
  • unimproved: urban
  • unimproved: rural
  • unimproved: total
  • Sanitation facility access
  • improved: urban
  • improved: rural
  • improved: total
  • unimproved: urban
  • unimproved: rural
  • unimproved: total
  • Major infectious diseases
  • degree of risk
  • food or waterborne diseases
  • vectorborne diseases
  • water contact diseases
  • animal contact diseases
  • respiratory diseases
  • soil contact diseases
  • aerosolized dust or soil contact diseases
  • Alcohol consumption per capita
  • total
  • beer
  • wine
  • spirits
  • other alcohols
  • Tobacco use
  • total
  • male
  • female
  • Child marriage
  • women married by age 15
  • women married by age 18
  • men married by age 18
  • Literacy
  • definition
  • total population
  • male
  • female
  • Environment

    Environment - international agreements
  • party to
  • signed, but not ratified
  • Land use
  • agricultural land
  • agricultural land: arable land
  • agricultural land: permanent crops
  • agricultural land: permanent pasture
  • forest
  • other
  • Urbanization
  • urban population
  • rate of urbanization
  • Food insecurity
  • exceptional shortfall in aggregate food production/supplies
  • widespread lack of access
  • severe localized food insecurity
  • Air pollutants
  • particulate matter emissions
  • carbon dioxide emissions
  • methane emissions
  • Waste and recycling
  • municipal solid waste generated annually
  • municipal solid waste recycled annually
  • percent of municipal solid waste recycled
  • Major lakes (area sq km)
  • fresh water lake(s)
  • salt water lake(s)
  • Total water withdrawal
  • municipal
  • industrial
  • agricultural
  • Geoparks
  • total global geoparks and regional networks
  • global geoparks and regional networks
  • Government

    Country name
  • conventional long form
  • conventional short form
  • local long form
  • local short form
  • former
  • abbreviation
  • etymology
  • Union name
  • conventional long form
  • abbreviation
  • Capital
  • name
  • geographic coordinates
  • time difference
  • daylight saving time
  • time zone note
  • etymology
  • Constitution
  • history
  • amendments
  • Citizenship
  • citizenship by birth
  • citizenship by descent only
  • dual citizenship recognized
  • residency requirement for naturalization
  • Executive branch
  • chief of state
  • head of government
  • cabinet
  • elections/appointments
  • election results
  • Legislative branch
  • description
  • elections
  • election results
  • Judicial branch
  • highest court(s)
  • judge selection and term of office
  • subordinate courts
  • Diplomatic representation in the US
  • chief of mission
  • chancery
  • telephone
  • FAX
  • email address and website
  • consulate(s) general
  • consulate(s)
  • embassy
  • honorary consulate(s)
  • Diplomatic representation from the US
  • chief of mission
  • embassy
  • mailing address
  • telephone
  • FAX
  • email address and website
  • consulate(s) general
  • branch office(s)
  • consulate(s)
  • National anthem
  • name
  • lyrics/music
  • National heritage
  • total World Heritage Sites
  • selected World Heritage Site locales
  • Economy

    Credit ratings
  • Fitch rating
  • Moody's rating
  • Standard & Poors rating
  • GDP - composition, by sector of origin
  • agriculture
  • industry
  • services
  • GDP - composition, by end use
  • household consumption
  • government consumption
  • investment in fixed capital
  • investment in inventories
  • exports of goods and services
  • imports of goods and services
  • Average household expenditures
  • on food
  • on alcohol and tobacco
  • Budget
  • revenues
  • expenditures
  • Energy

    Electricity access
  • population without electricity
  • electrification - total population
  • electrification - urban areas
  • electrification - rural areas
  • Electricity
  • installed generating capacity
  • consumption
  • exports
  • imports
  • transmission/distribution losses
  • Electricity generation sources
  • fossil fuels
  • nuclear
  • solar
  • wind
  • hydroelectricity
  • tide and wave
  • geothermal
  • biomass and waste
  • Nuclear energy
  • Number of operational nuclear reactors
  • Number of nuclear reactors under construction
  • Net capacity of operational nuclear reactors
  • Percent of total electricity production
  • Percent of total energy produced
  • Number of nuclear reactors permanently shut down
  • Coal
  • production
  • consumption
  • exports
  • imports
  • proven reserves
  • Petroleum
  • total petroleum production
  • refined petroleum consumption
  • crude oil and lease condensate exports
  • crude oil and lease condensate imports
  • crude oil estimated reserves
  • Natural gas
  • production
  • consumption
  • exports
  • imports
  • proven reserves
  • Carbon dioxide emissions
  • from coal and metallurgical coke
  • from petroleum and other liquids
  • from consumed natural gas
  • Communications

    Telephones - fixed lines
  • total subscriptions
  • subscriptions per 100 inhabitants
  • Telephones - mobile cellular
  • total subscriptions
  • subscriptions per 100 inhabitants
  • Telecommunication systems
  • general assessment
  • domestic
  • international
  • Internet users
  • total
  • percent of population
  • Broadband - fixed subscriptions
  • total
  • subscriptions per 100 inhabitants
  • Transportation

    National air transport system
  • number of registered air carriers
  • inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers
  • annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers
  • annual freight traffic on registered air carriers
  • Railways
  • total
  • standard gauge
  • narrow gauge
  • broad gauge
  • dual gauge
  • Roadways
  • total
  • paved
  • unpaved
  • urban
  • non-urban
  • Merchant marine
  • total
  • by type
  • Ports and terminals
  • major seaport(s)
  • oil terminal(s)
  • container port(s) (TEUs)
  • lake port(s)
  • LNG terminal(s) (export)
  • LNG terminal(s) (import)
  • river port(s)
  • dry bulk cargo port(s)
  • bulk cargo port(s)
  • Military and Security

    Space

    Terrorism

    Transnational Issues

    Refugees and internally displaced persons
  • refugees (country of origin)
  • IDPs
  • stateless persons
  • Trafficking in persons
  • tier rating
  • trafficking profile