Countries of the World

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CIA World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Official government site - part of the CIA site - get important information on any country in the world.

The Library of Congress - Country Studies
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html
Reports on more than 70 countries from the Library of Congress.

BBC News: Country Profiles
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/country_profiles/default.stm

Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

National Geographic MapMachine Country Profiles
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
The 1999 National Geographic Atlas of the World recognizes191 independent nations. All of these, plus U.S. states and Canadian provinces, are profiled in the Atlas—and right here. In each entry you’ll find key geographic, demographic, and economic data as well as a brief overview.

Country-at-a-Glance
http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/index.asp
Pick UN Member States and view their statistics - one at a time.

United Nations Cyber Schoolbus - InfoNation
http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation3/menu/advanced.asp
InfoNation is an easy-to-use, two-step database that allows you to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations.

Nationmaster.com - Countries
http://www.nationmaster.com/countries
NationMaster compiles statistics from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and OECD.

Population
http://population.com/

Population.com is a news service dedicated to World Populations.  It includes statistics, current population survey estimates obtained from the CPS including employment, unemployment, earnings, hours of work, etc... ...

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