Need to find the median income in Burundi? What life was like in ancient Mongolia? Or which political party is gaining power in Brazil? Whatever time period or specific area you are interested in, you may need to look no further than these sources:
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Now that you know a little about your country, maybe you’d like a full-length book:
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A map, flag, official name, current ruler, land area, population, capital, etc.
Produced by the CIA, this resource is kept up-to-date.
National Geographic Country Profile and Map
Fact Box, brief essay and fabulous set of maps, including a printable outline map.
Library of Congress Country Studies
Prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998.
BBC News Country Profiles
Country overviews, basic facts, Web links, and details on leaders and media. Includes news stories and audio and video clips from the BBC archives.
Country reports detail the state of freedom around the world.
U. S. State Department Background Notes
Publications that include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. The Notes are updated/revised by the Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs as they are received from the Department’s regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State.
“A massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations.”
Economist.com Country Briefings
News stories, fact sheets, and links to government and other relevant Web sites, with emphasis on the country’s economic picture.
World Bank Countries and Regions
Access to extensive economic data for over 100 developing nations and six regions of the world.
Food and Nutrition Profiles
Provides profiles for over 50 countries with emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean. Background statistics on food-related factors such as agricultural production, and selected economic and demographic indicators. From the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
FindLaw International Resources
Choose a country and locate information about its constitution, laws, and regulations.