Country Information

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Background Notes

Country profiles created by the U.S. Department of State. Each profile includes information on history, economic, government, people and foreign relations. 

Country Studies/Area Handbook
"This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army. Because the original intent of the Series' sponsor was to focus primarily on lesser known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, the series is not all-inclusive."

Foreign Embassies of Washington D.C.
This site gives contact and address information for embassies located in Washington D.C. Each country link also gives the web site address of other embassies for this country in the U.S.

The Statistics Division of the United Nations has many stats and tables on countries.

World Factbook
Made by the CIA, "the online Factbook is updated regularly - generally weekly - throughout the year." Country snapshots.

World Leaders
List of chiefs of state and cabinet members of foreign governments. Created by the Central Intelligence Agency.