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Free Online Country Resources
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."
Official website of the 20 countries that form the G20 international economic group
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
You can search for information by country.
Library of Congress: Country Studies
The profiles offer brief, summarized information on a country’s historical background, geography, society, economy, transportation and telecommunications, government and politics, and national security.
"OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD's analysis and data."
UN Economic Statistics
Trade, industry and other statistics
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) databases
"UNIDO maintains a variety of databases comprising statistics of overall industrial growth, detailed data on business structure and statistics on major indicators of industrial performance by country in the historical time series. The databases are updated regularly with the most recent data."
Information on the world's economies
World Bank: Data on Countries and Economies
Statistics by topic and country, including world development indicators
Click the maps in the World Edition to zoom in on facts and statistics about societies and cultures anywhere in the world. Cultural information, statistics, and more for nearly 200 countries and all states in the U.S.
Library Country Database: Global Road Warrior
Global Road Warrior
Country information--basic facts, population, history, economics, society & culture, basic greetings. Includes maps and photographs.