The following Country Profiles have been prepared by FCO desk officers and aim to provide a general overview of the country concerned. They include information on the country's recent history, recent political developments, relations with the international community and bilateral political and commercial relations with the UK, as well as links to other relevant pages on the FCO website. Click on the map of the world to access all the Profiles for a particular region, or use the alphabetical list below to select a specific country.
The Country Profiles are intended for general information and background briefing purposes only. The maps provide no more than a broad indication of the country's geographical location. They are not designed to represent detail, and they should not be considered an authority on the delimitation of boundaries or the spelling of place names.