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

People and Society

Nationality
  • noun
  • adjective
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
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
Total water withdrawal
  • municipal
  • industrial
  • agricultural
Land use
  • agricultural land
  • agricultural land: arable land
  • agricultural land: permanent crops
  • agricultural land: permanent pasture
  • forest
  • other
Revenue from coal
  • coal revenues
Urbanization
  • urban population
  • rate of urbanization
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

Government

Country name
  • conventional long form
  • conventional short form
  • local long form
  • local short form
  • former
  • abbreviation
  • etymology
Capital
  • name
  • geographic coordinates
  • time difference
  • daylight saving time
  • capital
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
  • head of state
Legislative branch
  • description
  • elections
  • election results
Judicial branch
  • highest courts
  • judge selection and term of office
  • subordinate courts
Diplomatic representation in the US
  • chief of mission
  • chancery
  • telephone
  • FAX
  • consulate(s) general
  • consulate(s)
  • embassy
  • honorary consulate(s)
Diplomatic representation from the US
  • chief of mission
  • telephone
  • embassy
  • mailing address
  • FAX
  • consulate(s) general
  • branch office(s)
  • consulate(s)
National anthem
  • name
  • lyrics/music

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)

Transnational Issues

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