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The World Factbook

         
  Guide to Country Profiles
    


These are the Categories, Fields, and subfields of information generally recorded for each country. Links are to the Notes and Definitions about each entry.

Introduction

Background

Geography

Location
Geographic coordinates
Map references
Area

          total

          land

          water

Area - comparative
Land boundaries

          total

          border countries

Coastline
Maritime claims

           territorial sea

          contiguous zone

          exclusive economic zone

          continental shelf

         exclusive fishing zone

Climate
Terrain
Elevation extremes

          lowest point

          highest point

Natural resources
Land use

          arable land

          permanent crops

          other

Irrigated land
Natural hazards
Environment - current issues
Environment - international agreements

          party to

          signed, but not ratified

Geography - note

People

Population
Age structure

          0-14 years

          15-64 years

          65 years and over

Median Age

          total

          male

          female

Population growth rate
Birth rate
Death rate
Net migration rate
Sex ratio

          at birth

          under 15 years

          15-64 years

          65 years and over

          total population

Infant mortality rate

          total

          male

          female

Life expectancy at birth

          total population

          male

          female

Total fertility rate
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Major infectious diseases
          degree of risk
          food or waterborne diseases
          vectoborne diseases
          water contact diseases
          aerosolized dust or soil contact disease
          respiratory disease
          animal contact disease
Nationality

          noun

          adjective

Ethnic groups
Religions
Languages
Literacy

          definition

          total population

          male

          female

People - note

Government

Country name

          conventional long form

          conventional short form

          local long form

          local short form

          former

          abbreviation

Dependency status
Government type
Capital

          name

          geographic coordinates
          time difference
          daylight saving time
Administrative divisions
Dependent areas
Independence
National holiday
Constitution
Legal system
Suffrage
Executive branch

          chief of state

          head of government

          cabinet

          elections

          election results

Legislative branch

          elections

          election results

Judicial branch
Political parties and leaders
Political pressure groups and leaders
International organization participation
Diplomatic representation in the US

          chief of mission

          chancery

          telephone

          FAX

          consulate(s) general

          consulate(s)

Diplomatic representation from the US

          chief of mission

          embassy

          mailing address

          telephone

          FAX

          consulate(s) general

          consulate(s)

          branch office(s)

Flag description
Government - note

Economy

Economy - overview
GDP (purchasing power parity)
GDP (official exchange rate)
GDP - real growth rate
GDP - per capita
GDP - composition by sector

          agriculture

          industry

          services

Labor force
Labor force - by occupation
Unemployment rate
Population below poverty line
Household income or consumption by percentage share

          lowest 10%

          highest 10%

Distribution of family income - Gini index
Inflation rate (consumer prices)
Budget

          revenues

          expenditures

Public debt
Agriculture - products
Industries
Industrial production growth rate
Electricity - production
Electricity - consumption
Electricity - exports
Electricity - imports
Oil - production
Oil - consumption
Oil - exports
Oil - imports
Oil - proved reserves
Natural Gas - production
Natural Gas - consumption
Natural Gas - exports
Natural Gas - imports
Natural Gas - proved reserves
Current account balance
Exports
Exports - commodities
Exports - partners
Imports
Imports - commodities
Imports - partners
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold
Debt - external
Economic aid - donor
Economic aid - recipient
Currency (code)
Exchange rates
Fiscal year

Communications

Telephones - main lines in use
Telephones - mobile cellular
Telephone system

          general assessment

          domestic

          international

Radio broadcast stations
Television broadcast stations
Internet country code
Internet hosts
Internet users
Communications - note

Transportation

Airports
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

Heliports
Pipelines
Railways

          total

          broad gauge

          standard gauge

          narrow gauge

          dual gauge

Roadways

          total

          paved

          unpaved

Waterways
Merchant marine

          total

          ships by type

          foreign-owned

          registered in other countries

Ports and terminals
Transportation - note

Military

Military branches
Military service age and obligation
Manpower available for military service

          males age 15-49

          females age 15-49

Manpower fit for military service

          males age 15-49

          females age 15-49

Manpower reaching military age annually

          males

          females

Military expenditures - dollar figure
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Military - note

Transnational Issues

Disputes - international
Refugees and internally displaced persons
          refugees
          IDPs
Illicit drugs

This page was last updated on 15 August, 2006

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