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The politics, history, economics and more of the world's nations provided by the U.S. Department of State.
Click on any country and find its CO2 emissions and birth rate and death rate simulations
CIA World Fact Book
Provides information on the geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication and defense of every country.
Country Studies (from the Library of Congress)
101 countries and regions are covered, with emphasis on smaller, less well known countries. Some of the studies are outdated. The date of information for each country appears on the title page of each country study and at the end of each section of text.
Images of the Social and Economic World
A collection of "cartograms," which are maps that reflect the proportions that the countries of the world represent in areas such as population, energy consumption, etc. From a professor at the University of Michigan.
Statistics, maps and flags of the world's nations. Users can customize statistical comparisons between two or more nations and have them graphed.
Population Reference Bureau
Population estimates and mortality, fertility, and life expectancy rates for nations of the world.
State of World Population 2014
Comprehensive, interactive report on multiple aspects of the world's population.
United States Census Bureau
Social, demographic and economic information for the United States.