BigEye International Center - Information, resources for 144 countries. The latest news, country profiles, history, people, business, culture, arts, travel information and more.
BBC News Country Profiles - Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio or video clips from BBC archives.
CountryProfiler - Executive summaries, information on countries and people, government and politics, economies, foreign direct investment, products and trade, and infrastructure.
CountryReports - Country reports from around the world, including defense, economy, flags, geography, government, maps, news, weather.
CountryWatch - Provides up-to-date international, political and economic forecast and analysis, country reports, and news that affects the global economy and forecasts on each of the recognized countries of the world.
EIU City Data - A global database of over 315 price and salary levels providing information on the cost of living in 123 cities worldwide from 1990 to the present.
EIU Country Data - A comprehensive database of economic indicators and forecasts, covering 278 series for 117 countries, as well as 40 regional aggregates, running from 1980 and forecasting out five years.
EIU Market Indicators and Forecasts - A powerful database of economic, demographic, consumption and industry data on 60 major countries, stretching back to 1990 and forward five years.
Europa World - First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
Features of Parliamentary Websites - Parliaments around the world have enhanced their websites in order to improve access to legislative information and other parliamentary resources. Innovative features allow constituents and researchers to locate and utilize detailed information on laws and lawmaking in various ways. These include tracking tools and alerts, apps, the use of open data technology, and different search functions. Maintained by the U.S. Law Libray of Congress.
Guide to Law Online (Law Library of Congress) - An annotated compendium of sources accessible through the Internet. Links provide access to primary documents, legal commentary, and general government information about specific jurisdictions and topics.
Index Mundi - Country profiles. This site contains detailed country information, charts, and maps compiled from multiple sources.
International Consitutional Law (ICL) - ICL provides English translations of and other textual material related to constitutional documents. It cross-references those documents for quick comparison of constitutional provisions.
Library of Congress: Country Studies - Contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army. The focus is primarily on lesser known areas of the world. At present, 101 countries and regions are covered. Notable omissions include Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and other Western nations, as well as a number of African nations.
Lonely Planet - Some of the world's best guidebooks for independent travelers.
Muftah - News and analysis for analysis on the Middle East and North Africa.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia of rulers, country profiles, statistics, flags, maps, scatterplots, pie charts.
Principal Cities and Agglomerations - Statistics and maps about the population of the major agglomerations of the world. For many countries, information about the population of their administrative areas and the principal cities is provided.
Strategic Culture Foundation - Provides a platform for exclusive analysis, research and policy comment on Eurasian and global affairs. Publishes analytical briefs and commentaries of independent contributors from the US, Canada, India, Russia and Europe.
U.S. Department of State: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are submitted annually by the U.S. Department of State to the U.S. Congress. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Wikipedia Country Profiles - This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. It includes territories that are independent states (both those that are internationally recognized and generally unrecognized), inhabited dependent territories, and areas of special sovereignty.
World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) - Analyzes and ranks the ability of nations to create and maintain an environment that sustains the competitiveness of enterprises. Considered the worldwide reference point to world competitiveness, it has been published without interruption since 1989 and ranks 55 national economies using 323 criteria.
World Statesmen - An encyclopedia of nations, colonies, international and religious organizations, and other polities.
WorldAtlas - An atlas of maps, flags, geography facts and more.
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