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A country is a political division of a geographical entity. Frequently a sovereign territory, the term is most commonly associated with the notions of both state and nation, and also with government.

In common usage, the term is used casually in the sense of both nations and states. Definitions may vary. It is sometimes used to refer to both states and some other political entities,[1] while in some occasions it refers only to states.[2] It is not uncommon for general information or statistical publications to adopt the wider definition for purposes such as illustration and comparison.[3]

There are non-sovereign territories (subnational entities, another form of political division or administrative division within a larger nation-state) which constitute cohesive geographical entities, some of which are former states, but which are not presently sovereign states. Some are commonly designated as countries (e.g. England, Scotland and Wales), while others are not (e.g., Cornwall, Brittany and Texas). The degree of autonomy and local government varies widely. Some are possessions of states, as several states have overseas dependencies (e.g., the British Virgin Islands, Netherlands Antilles, and American Samoa), with territory and citizenry separate from their own. Such dependent territories are sometimes listed together with states on lists of countries.[3]

Formal recognition as a 'country' requires the fulfillment of several criteria: effective control by a government, a 'permanent and settled population' that shares a 'common purpose', a fixed area of geographical land (rather than an artifical structure, such as Sealand), and (perhaps the most difficult criterion to satisfy) recognition (usually by diplomatic or political channels) by the international community. [citation needed]

This is a list of lists corresponding to each standard item presented in the set of Lists of basic country topics.

Earth flag. For flags of countries see the Gallery of sovereign-state flags
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[[Coat of arms of {{{1}}}]]

  • Pronunciation:
  • [[International rankings of {{{1}}}]]

Geography of {{{1}}}[edit]

Main article: [[Geography of {{{1}}}]]
  • {{{1}}} is: a country
  • Location:
    • [[Extreme points of {{{1}}}]]
  • Population:
  • Size:
  • [[:commons:Atlas of {{{1}}}|Atlas of {{{1}}}]]

Environment of {{{1}}}[edit]

  • [[Climate of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Ecology of {{{1}}}]]
    • [[List of ecoregions in {{{1}}}|Ecoregions in {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Renewable energy in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Geology of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Protected areas of {{{1}}}]]
    • [[List of biosphere reserves in {{{1}}}|Biosphere reserves in {{{1}}}]]
    • [[List of national parks of {{{1}}}|National parks of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Wildlife of {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Flora of {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Fauna of {{{1}}}]]
      • [[List of birds of {{{1}}}|Birds of {{{1}}}]]
      • [[List of mammals of {{{1}}}|Mammals of {{{1}}}]]

Natural geographic features of {{{1}}}[edit]

Main article: [[List of landforms of {{{1}}}|Landforms of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Fjords of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Glaciers of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[List of islands of {{{1}}}|Islands of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[List of lakes in {{{1}}}|Lakes of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[List of mountains of {{{1}}}|Mountains of {{{1}}}]]
    • [[List of volcanoes in {{{1}}}|Volcanoes in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[List of rivers of {{{1}}}|Rivers of {{{1}}}]]
    • [[List of waterfalls of {{{1}}}|Waterfalls of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[List of valleys of {{{1}}}|Valleys of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[List of World Heritage Sites in the Americas#{{{1}}}|World Heritage Sites in {{{1}}}]]

Regions of {{{1}}}[edit]

Main article: [[Regions of {{{1}}}]]

Ecoregions of {{{1}}}[edit]

Main article: [[List of ecoregions in {{{1}}}|Ecoregions in {{{1}}}]]

Administrative divisions of {{{1}}}[edit]

Main article: [[Administrative divisions of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Regions of {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Provinces of {{{1}}}]]
      • [[Districts of {{{1}}}]]
        • [[Municipalities of {{{1}}}]]
Provinces of {{{1}}}[edit]
Districts of {{{1}}}[edit]
Municipalities of {{{1}}}[edit]
  • Capital of {{{1}}}: [[Capital of {{{1}}}|Capital of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[List of cities in {{{1}}}|Cities of {{{1}}}]]

Demography of {{{1}}}[edit]

Main article: [[Demographics of {{{1}}}]]

Government and politics of {{{1}}}[edit]

Main article: [[Government of {{{1}}}]] and [[Politics of {{{1}}}]]


  • [[Elections in {{{1}}}]]
    • (specific elections)
  • [[List of political parties in {{{1}}}|Political parties in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Political scandals of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Taxation in {{{1}}}]]

Branches of the government of {{{1}}}[edit]

Executive branch of the government of {{{1}}}[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of {{{1}}}[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of {{{1}}}[edit]

  • [[Supreme Court of {{{1}}}]]

Foreign relations of {{{1}}}[edit]

  • [[List of diplomatic missions in {{{1}}}|Diplomatic missions in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Diplomatic missions of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[United States-{{{1}}} relations]]

International organization membership[edit]

Main article: [[International organization membership of {{{1}}}]]

{{{1}}} is a member of:

  • [[]]
  • [[]]
  • [[]]

Law and order in {{{1}}}[edit]

Main article: [[Law of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Capital punishment in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Constitution of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Criminal justice system of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Crime in {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Organized crime in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Human rights in {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Freedom of the press in {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Freedom of religion in {{{1}}}]]
    • [[LGBT rights in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Law enforcement in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Penal system of {{{1}}}]]

Military of {{{1}}}[edit]

Main article: [[Military of {{{1}}}]]
  • Command
    • Commander-in-chief: [[]]
      • [[Ministry of Defence ({{{1}}})|Ministry of Defence of {{{1}}}]]
  • Forces
    • [[Army of {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Navy of {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Air Force of {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Special forces of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Military history of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Military ranks of {{{1}}}]]

Local government in {{{1}}}[edit]

History of {{{1}}}[edit]

Main article: [[History of {{{1}}}]], [[Timeline of the history of {{{1}}}]], and [[Portal:Current events/{{{1}}}|Current events of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Economic history of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Military history of {{{1}}}]]

Culture of {{{1}}}[edit]

Main article: [[Culture of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Architecture of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Cuisine of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Ethnic minorities in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Festivals in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Humor in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Languages of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Media in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[National symbols of {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Coat of arms of {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Flag of {{{1}}}]]
    • [[National anthem of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[People of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Prostitution in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Public holidays in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[List of records of {{{1}}}|Records of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Religion in {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Buddhism in {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Christianity in {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Hinduism in {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Islam in {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Judaism in {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Sikhism in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[List of World Heritage Sites in the Americas#{{{1}}}|World Heritage Sites in {{{1}}}]]

The Arts in {{{1}}}[edit]

  • [[Art in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Cinema of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Literature of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Music of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Television in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Theatre in {{{1}}}]]

Sports in {{{1}}}[edit]

Main article: [[Sports in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[{{{1}}} at the Olympics]]
  • [[Football in {{{1}}}]]

Economy of {{{1}}}[edit]

Main article: [[Economy of {{{1}}}]]


  • [[Agriculture in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Banking in {{{1}}}]]
    • [[National Bank of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Communications in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[List of companies of {{{1}}}|Companies of {{{1}}}]]
  • Currency of {{{1}}}:
  • [[Economic history of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Energy policy of {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Mining in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Oil industry in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Tourism in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Transport in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[{{{1}}} Stock Exchange]]

Education in {{{1}}}[edit]

Main article: [[Education in {{{1}}}]]

Infrastructure of {{{1}}}[edit]

  • [[Communications in {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Internet in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Energy in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Health care in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Transportation in {{{1}}}]]
    • [[List of airports in {{{1}}}|Airports in {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Rail transport in {{{1}}}]]
    • [[Roads in {{{1}}}]]
  • [[Water supply and sanitation in {{{1}}}]]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

[[commons:Atlas of {{{1}}}|Wikimedia Atlas of {{{1}}}]]




Template instructions[edit]

This template adds the entire page format for a list of basic topics for a country.

Don't transclude this template.  Instead, use substitution, like this:

{{subst:BLT country|country name (capitalized)}}

Then fill in the sections, adjusting the headings to fit the subject.

(BLT stands for "bacon, lettuce, tomato", uh, er, I mean "basic list template".)