Source: UNECE Statistical Database, compiled from national official sources
Definition: An ambassador is a diplomatic official accredited to a foreign sovereign or government, or to an international organisation, to serve as the official representative of his or her own country. In everyday usage it applies to the top ranking government representative stationed in a foreign country.
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Including consuls genaral
Reference period (2008): data refer to 2009
Territorial change (2006 onward): Government controlled area only.
Reference period (2013): situation in March 3, 2014
Territorial change (1995 onward): Data do not cover Abkhazia AR and Tskhinvali Region.
Data refers to number at end of year.
1990: data refer to 1992-1994; 1995: data refer to 1999.
Change in definition (1995 - 2012): Data refer to Ambassadors, Ambassadors-at-large, Consuls General, Vice Consuls.
2008: data refer to 2009.
Reference period (2015): Data refer to October 20, 2015. Data refer to heads of Diplomatic missions of the Slovak Republic (Ambassadors, Charge d?affaires, Consul General etc.)
2013 data correspond to 24 January 2014. 2015 data correspond to 15 July 2015.
Change in definition (1980 - onwards): Data include only heads of missions, i.e. exclude collaborators with ambassador title.