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Homework Help: Country Profiles
Links to reliable, authoritative information listed by subject area.
  • BBC News Country Profiles
    Profiles provide news, history, politics, event timelines, and economic background of world countries. News stories, including audio and video clips, are accessible from the BBC archives.
  • Country Insights
    click on "Country Insights" for information on culture for countries around the world.
  • CountryReports.org
    Profiles of hundred of countries which include economy, government, background and statistics. There are separate links for flags, national anthems, reference maps, history of countries and weather.
  • Cultural Profiles Project
    Each profile provides an overview of life and customs in the profiled country, with sections on work, food, holidays, family life, spirituality, communication, education, sports and recreation, landscape and climate, history, health care, and arts.
  • Economist Surveys
    View country surveys and briefings: includes news, maps, facts, political structure, economic data, and much more.
  • Eldis Country Profiles
    Offers searchable access to world development information, including agriculture, economics, education, trade, statistics, organizations, and development sectors.
  • IMF Country Information
    Produced by the International Monetary Fund, this site includes reports and publications arranged by country.
  • Library of Congress Country Studies
    Searchable country studies archive, provides information on political, economic, social, national security, and culture issues for 100 countries.
  • UNICEF Statistical Data - Country Profiles
    Data on population, mortality, immunization, sanitation, reproduction, and education.
  • United Nations CyberSchoolBus
    Comprehensive information and data on 185 member countries of the United Nations, covers global trends, city profiles, flags, country statistics, and more. Also available in French and Spanish versions.
  • World Bank - Data by Country
    Statistical data for over 208 countries. Specific statistical databases exist for technology, education, gender, and health.
  • World Resources Institute
    Provides searchable databases, data tables, country profiles, maps, statistics, and feature articles in ten topical sections. The databases may be searched by country, region, variable, and year.
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