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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."
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.
Official website of the 20 countries that form the G20 international economic group
Information on the world's economies
UN Economic Statistics
Trade, industry and other statistics
Library Country Database: Global Road Warrior
Global Road Warrior
Country information--basic facts, population, history, economics, society & culture, basic greetings. Includes maps and photographs.
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.