The U.S. State Department provides a report for each country including information about the country's government, history, demographics, geography, economy, condition, and foreign relations. The reports are arranged by region, then country.
Gives basic geographic, economic, and political data and vital statistics for every country in the world.
The Geographic Names Information System contains information about 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States. The GNIS is our Nation's official repository of domestic geographic names. Information about foreign geographic names can be obtained from the GEOnet Names Server.
Columbia Gazetteer of the World
Formerly entitled the Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer of the World, this remarkably complete geographical dictionary lists some 160,000 names of places and geographic features. Entries note location, trade, industry, natural resources, history, and cultural institutions, as well as pronunciations and variant spellings.
Europa World Year Book
This set has two main parts. The first is a list of more than 1,650 international organizations, that contains in-depth data, including names, addresses, telephone numbers, publications, and goals. The second is an overview of more than 250 countries, including recent history, structure of government, economic and demographic statistics, and a directory of names and addresses for many industries, such as media and finance.
This manual of concise data about the governments of the world has information on the constitution, government, names of leaders, economic conditions, education, religion, and defense of each nation.
World Book Encyclopedia
An excellent place to look for answers to school assignments that require information about one of our country's fifty states or for an individual profile of any other country in the world.
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