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Global Cultures: Country Profiles

BBC Country Profiles

Country Profiles

Profiles provide a guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. Includes audio and video clips from BBC Archives.

The Economist

Country and topic profiles.

NationMaster

Compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and OECD. Country profiles are available along with maps and graphs comparing countries' crime, economy, education, energy, environment, goegraphy, government, health, media, military, people, sports and transportation.

CIA World Factbook

World Bank Country Profiles

Country profiles prepared by World Bank staff are available for 157 nations.

FAO

Country Profiles from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.