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We have linked each country to the United States of America
Department of State - Background Notes. Click on the relevant
flag to access this information.
have noted the majority Religion of
each Country listed using a well recognized symbol (see
below), the % number is the estimated size of the Majority.
of the Religious World
The Central Intelligence Agency's report on all countries in our
Link to the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Country Profiles
most of the countries in our listing.
British Foreign Office Travel Safety Alerts
for business & tourist travellers.
The British Foreign Office provides travel advice for business and tourist travel.
Link to World Governments - Ministries, Departments and contacts.
Link to Atlapedia will provide an
overview of the country listed, including
political and topographic maps.
Embassy Each country's Embassy located in
Washington DC is shown thus. Strange as it may seem in the 21st Century
but some countries still do not have an Embassy web site. Others
have to be linked to their UN Delegation web site.
The Nation's permanent mission to the United Nations.
Languages A primer on the languages spoken in
All you need to know if travelling to the country.
Pictures of the country, its people
and its cities.
A listing of major Universities within the country.
STATISTICS The Official Government Reports of a Nation's Statistics. For countries that do not post Statistics (English) we use data from the World Bank or other sources.
$ We give economic statistics on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita for almost every Country we have listed. Source
Accepted number of people living in the country January 1st, 2004.
In Poverty Note:
Living in Poverty in Afghanistan or Mozambique is far different to living in poverty in
Northern Europe or the United States. In Developed Countries N/A means
Not Applicable - in Un-Developed Countries N/A means Not Available.
Population Reference Bureau Data Finder Information. The
% after the entry is the Growth or Decline in population expected (including migrations.)
Land Area - The
number of sq. km. shown is the actual land area of the listed country, bodies of water within that country are not included.
Population Density - The number of people now living within the country
per sq. km. of land area - these are United Nations statistics.
- We have listed the latest percentages of the population over the age of 15 years able to read and write. i.e.
47%, female 15%
Expectancy - We
have listed life expectancy of men and women at birth.
Adults 15-49 with HIV/AIDS - Percentage of the population infected. Source
- The Average Intelligence Quotient is 100.
Transparency International Data.
various data on Land, Sea and Air Forces and Budgets.
USAID Grants taken 1962-2002 - $
U.S. authorized financial aid to foreign Nations.
Language Local News sources.
overview of the Health situation within the country.
Freedom House Country Freedom Rankings.
- National Newspapers &
Business Publications published in English.
Stock Exchange -
Exchanges that are presented real-time in English.
- Link takes you to the World Chambers Network.
Link takes you to the Wikipedia Encyclopaedia.
- Link takes you to an update on conflicts the Nation is engaged in.
- News relating to the country from around the world.
exchange rates for Local Currency.
weather conditions today.
Amnesty International - Country Human Rights Report.
Vulnerability - Island Nations suffer vulnerabilities that other Nations
do not have to expect. This link leads you to information
regarding this factor of Government.
Member of the League of Arab States - Map
the Commonwealth of Nations (The British Empire) - Map
Member of the Organization of American States - Map
Member of the African Union
of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) - Map
of the European Union - Map
of the Association of South East Asian Nations - Map
Member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (Soviet Union)
Loans and Grants made by the United
States Congress to Foreign Countries.
This symbol indicates that the State Department of the United States Government has deemed that this Country is considered a State Sponsor of International Terrorism.
NATIONS WITH MAJORITY MUSLIM POPULATIONS
of the Muslim World
Sunni & Shia Majorities)
NATIONS WITH MAJORITY CHRISTIAN POPULATIONS
MAJORITY BUDDHIST POPULATIONS
MAJORITY HINDU POPULATIONS
NATIONS WITH MAJORITY COMMUNIST POPULATIONS
NATIONS WITH MAJORITY JEWISH POPULATIONS
Major Religious Groups of the World Ranked by Number
of religious majority of the Worlds Countries
Basic Overview of the World's Major Religions
Listing of the Worlds Religions
Religious Majorities by State in
the United States of America
Largest Religious Groups in the United States of America
THE WAR ON TERRORISM
The States of Iran, Syria, Cuba, North Korea and Sudan
are the five governments that the United States Secretary of State
has designated as state sponsors of international terrorism.
of State - Counter Terrorism
of Homeland Security
with Colonies, Territories & Overseas Possessions
Republic of China
State of Israel
of the Netherlands
Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland
States of America
Should or Would be Countries
Recognized by the United Nations as Nations)
of Formal & Business Dining
of the World
of the Press
we have listed as many English Language newspapers and other business
publications as we can find, we would point out that not all publications
have the Freedom of the Press enjoyed by those in North America and Europe.
So, we suggest you check the Freedom
House - Freedom of the Press Report, before reading any of the
newspapers or other publications listed here.
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