The Country catalog of the Globalization
guide presents tables on the principal countries of the world. For each of these
we have provided data, which is kept up to date through constant research in the major and
most detailed sources of local and international information, and through knowledgeable
enquiries conducted by our globalization consultants.
The country tables are presented in a way which
allows easy navigation, in the following pages:
- in alphabetical order.
navigable geographic maps.
The country tables are also accessible as links from the language
catalog in the field about the diffusion of each language.
In particular, each table contains the following
Name of country: country name.
Time zone: indication of the time zone as relative to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Area: total area of the country.
Type of government: form of government present in the country.
Capital: name of the country's designated capital city.
Map: map showing the country's position relative to its neighbouring countries,
and the country's flag.
Resident population: number of inhabitants resident in the country.
Rate of population growth: rate of population growth according to the latest
Languages spoken: Languages represented in the country with number of people able
to converse correctly in the language. Every language is a link to the information table
presented in the language
GDP: gross domestic product in millions (M) or billions (Bn) of US dollars. This
is the measure of wealth created in the country during the year, obtained by adding the
value added by the various economic sectors .
Rate of growth in GDP: rate of growth of gross domestic product according to the
GDP per capita: indicates the average annual income per inhabitant, according to
the latest statistics, adjusted to take account of the real buying power of the
Annual rate of inflation: percentage increase in consumer goods prices, according
to the latest statistics. It is based on a representative shopping selection, the make-up
of which differs from country to country.
Currency: currency used in the country.
Exports: total value of exports in millions (M) or billions (Bn) of US
Imports: total value of imports in millions (M) or billions (Bn) of US
Internet ccTLD: Country Code Top Level Domain, the first level domain code
relevant to the country. Where present, a link is provided directly to the local
Online population: number of country residents who have internet access, in
millions (M) of people.
% of resident population: percentage of the resident population with internet
% of the world-wide online population: number of resident internet users as a
percentage of the world-wide online population.
Main search engines and directories: direct links to the major local search
engines (i.e. those which have an interface relative to the country, regardless of the
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