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CIA World Fact Book
World Fact Book provides a good overview, including maps, of most of the countries in the world.
Detailed information about the organization and its member countries.
Country Studies: Area Handbook Program
The web site contains the online versions of books previously published (1988-98) in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. 101 countries and regions are covered with an overview of history, economics, politics, and culture.
The site also contains brief, more up-to-date Country Profiles on select countries.
Multilingual web site for the European Union and its units, such as the Parliament.
Governments on the WWW
A database of governmental institutions on the web covering more than 200 countries.
INCORE Internet Country Guides
A series of guides to Internet resources on countries in conflict, from the International Conflict Resolution Institute.
Allows users to compare nations by generating graphical statistical data.
Overseas Development Institute
"An independent non-governmental centre for development research and a forum for discussion of the problems facing developing countries."
Information about the structure and work of the UN as well as news, documents, departmental information, and other information resources.
World Bank Group
Economic and social development information which can be search by country and region. Provides access to over 6,000 World Bank publications and data sources.
World Trade Organization
Information about the organization, including documents, statistics, conferences, and press releases.
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