Last Updated: May 10, 2016
This page contains resources to help you find general information about a country.
Are you researching a specific country? Use Google to find the government website for the country. Try searching "government" and the name of the country.
- CIA World Factbook
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
- US Dept of State Country Fact Sheets
Fact sheets about US relations with each country. The fact sheet also contains useful links to further information about the country.
- US Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts demographic, economic, and geographic studies of other countries and strengthens statistical development around the world through technical assistance, training, and software products. For over 60 years, the Census Bureau has performed international analytical work and assisted in the collection, processing, analysis, dissemination, and use of statistics with counterpart governments in over 100 countries.
SEE ALSO: The Reports tab.
- BBC Country Profiles
BBC's 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 and video clips from BBC archives.
NationMaster is a massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. Using a form, you can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease.
- Encyclopedia of the Nations
This contains very general information, but is good for a quick overview.
- Nations Online
This is one of the original directories created to keep track of information about different countries. Depending on the country, it can be useful to find further links to free information.