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Laos ~ Latvia ~ Lebanon
~ Lesotho ~
Libya ~ Liechtenstein ~ Lithuania ~ Luxembourg
Find the Country you wish to research ~ then use the key shown below
ON THE NATIONAL FLAG FOR COUNTRY FACTS
We have linked each country to the United States of America
Department of State - Background Notes. Click on the
flag to access this information.
Muslim Catholic Protestant Orthodox Alternative Buddhist
Hindu Jewish Communist
The majority Religion of
each Country is listed using a recognized symbol (see
the % number is the estimated size of the Majority. Map
of the Religious World
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
British Foreign Office Travel Safety Alerts
for business & tourist travellers.
The British Foreign Office provides travel advice for business and tourist travel.
The Nation's permanent mission to the United Nations.
A primer on
the languages spoken in the country.
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.
Official Government Reports of a Nation's Statistics. For countries that
do not post Statistics (English) we use data from the World Bank or
The United States Central Intelligence Agency's report on countries in our listing.
The United States Department of State's - Country Profiles
The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office - Country Profiles
Foreign Affairs and Trade - Country Profiles.
Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Country Reports.
Link to overview of country listed, including political and topographic
National Intelligence Services
Population Reference Bureau Data Finder Information. The
% after the entry is the Growth or Decline in population expected between 2000 and 2050 (including migrations.)
Trafficking in Human
Beings Report -
US Department of State Report.
Human Rights Report
US Department of State Country Briefs on Human Rights.
Age of Consent.
Legal Age of Sexual Consent.
United Nations Data on Migration.
15-49 with HIV/AIDS -
of the Population infected.
Intelligence Quotient -
The Average Intelligence Quotient is 100. Source
Transparency International Data.
Forces - Includes
various data on Land, Sea and Air Forces and Budgets.
World Bank Country Report
International Monetary Fund
International Monetary Fund Country Report
United States US AID Payments
U.S. authorized financial aid to foreign Nations.
Language Local News sources.
overview of the Health situation within the country.
Freedom House Report
Freedom House Country
World Trade Organization -
WTO Member Nations Report.
National Newspapers &
Business Publications published in English.
Stock Exchange -
Stock 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.
exchange rates for Local Currency.
weather conditions today.
Amnesty International - Country Human Rights Report.
of the World (by Country)
Data on Modern Day Human Trafficking & Slavery.
Member of the League of Arab States -
the Commonwealth of Nations (The British Empire) -
Member of the Organization of American States -
Member of the African Union
of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) - Map
of the European Union -
of the Association of South East Asian Nations -
of the Commonwealth of Independent States (ex-Soviet
TODAY'S NEWS -
relating to the country from around the world.
symbol indicates that the State Department of the United States Government
has deemed that this Country is considered a State Sponsor of International
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
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
House - Freedom of the Press Report, before reading any of the
newspapers or other publications listed on this site.
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