to Reading the World Information Pages
Please Note: For
you to be able to gain full value from this web site you will need to
learn what all of the symbols below mean. Various data bases throughout the world show different statistics,
and so we have done our best to check with governments and some other reliable sources (including our friends, members, supporters and our
many contacts in the Diplomatic Corps and the International Media Community, living in the countries involved). If you should find a mistake on our site, or just know a better source of facts and data; please let us know.
the Country you wish to research
then click on the icons as shown below for
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
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
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.
British Foreign Office Travel Safety Alerts
for business & tourist travellers.
British Foreign Office provides travel advice for business and tourist
travel to most countries. This link will connect you.
We have listed the countries that
have permanent missions to the United Nations with this link to their
United Nations Mission web site.
The United States Central Intelligence Agency's report on countries in our listing.
Link to the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Country Profiles
the countries in our listing.
Australian Department of
Foreign Affairs and Trade - Country Profiles.
Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Country Reports.
Link to World Governments - Ministries, Departments and contacts.
overview of country listed, including political and topographic maps.
National Intelligence Services
We have listed the National
Intelligence Services links for those countries where such data is
A primer on the languages spoken in
Travel Guide 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.
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.
Accepted number of people living in the country
- (July 2009 est.)
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.
(National Debt) -
is provided as a percentage (%) of
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 -
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.
Environmental & Ecological Factors -
Link to information on this
subject by Country. Click on the link, then click on the subject you
wish to research (i.e.: Water Resources) then scroll down to and click
on the Country you require data for.
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. Pick the Country or Territory you want and click on search for the links you will require.
Link takes you to the Wikipedia Encyclopaedia.
Link takes you to an update on conflicts the Nation is engaged in.
TODAY'S NEWS -
relating to the country from around the world.
exchange rates for Local Currency.
weather conditions today.
Time. This link will take you to an International Time locator, find
the name of the country in the listing, click, and you have the time there
Link to Amnesty International
- Country Human Rights Report.
of the World (by Country)
Slavery in the 21st
Data on Modern Day Human
Trafficking & Slavery.
Vulnerability - Island Nations suffer vulnerabilities that other Nations
have to expect. This link leads to information
regarding this factor of Government.
Member of the League of Arab States - Map
the Commonwealth of Nations (The British Empire) -
Member of the Organization of American States - Map
Member of the African Union