Country Resources

If you are looking for information about a country, such as the geographic features, history, economy, food, and more, the list of links below might be helpful in your research.

Country Reports
External Link www.countryreports.org
CountryReports provides over 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. A username and password is required; please ask your teacher or the librarian if you do not know it.

CIA World Factbook
External Link https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Country Studies
External Link http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html
From the Library of Congress, the Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.

Background Notes
External Link http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/
Background Notes from the U.S. Department of State include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.  

Index of Economic Freedom
External Link http://www.heritage.org/index/
Using 10 benchmarks based on liberty, prosperity and economic freedom, the Index gauges the economic success of 183 countries around the world.

World Bank Group
External Link http://www.worldbank.org/
Poverty and development statistics on countries around the globe.