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)

People and Society

Nationality
  • noun
  • adjective
Languages
  • major-language sample(s)
Age structure
  • 0-14 years
  • 15-24 years
  • 25-54 years
  • 55-64 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
  • 15-24 years
  • 25-54 years
  • 55-64 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
Air pollutants
  • particulate matter emissions
  • carbon dioxide emissions
  • methane emissions
Land use
  • agricultural land
  • agricultural land: arable land
  • agricultural land: permanent crops
  • agricultural land: permanent pasture
  • forest
  • other
Urbanization
  • urban population
  • rate of urbanization
Revenue from coal
  • coal revenues
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
Food insecurity
  • exceptional shortfall in aggregate food production/supplies
  • widespread lack of access
  • severe localized food insecurity
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

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
Labor force - by occupation
  • agriculture
  • industry
  • services
  • industry and services
  • manufacturing
  • construction
  • commerce
  • other services
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
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
Energy consumption per capita
  • Total energy consumption per capita

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
Airports - with paved runways
  • total
  • over 3
  • 047 m
  • 2
  • 438 to 3
  • 047 m
  • 1
  • 524 to 2
  • 437 m
  • 914 to 1
  • 523 m
  • under 914 m
Airports - with unpaved runways
  • total
  • over 3
  • 047 m
  • 2
  • 438 to 3
  • 047 m
  • 1
  • 524 to 2
  • 437 m
  • 914 to 1
  • 523 m
  • under 914 m
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

Terrorism

Transnational Issues

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