Ever wonder how many telephones there are in Yemen or which countries have
the highest literacy rates? Find out the answers to these questions and more
from our roundup of country information sources. If you're a student,
traveler or just plain curious, you'll want to take a tour of these geographic gems.
LibrarySpot has collected and organized the best country resources available on the Web. You'll
find direct links to general country directories, resouces for the world's major regions and a
reference section including statistics, flags and maps.
HeadlineSpot: News by Country
On HeadlineSpot.com find headlines and news sources for 57 countries, plus a directory to the best world
news sources. For each country on HeadlineSpot, you'll find news sources including newspapers, television, radio and online sites.
The UN's CyberSchoolBus
offers a great introduction to the massive amount of information this organization gathers.
It includes basic country info, pictures, profiles of major world cities, global trends
CIA World Factbook
One of the most comprehensive resources for recent facts. This easy-to-use resource offers
basic maps, geographical and statistical information.
The World Bank offers a wealth of regional and country-specific data. You'll find
annual regional economic reports and special feature articles.
Be sure to visit the issues section
for statistics and facts on topical global issues like AIDS and environment.
The Library of Congress Country Studies
A collection of comprehensive handbooks on 100 countries. Each study is written by a
multidisciplinary team of social scientists. This collection takes less of a
statistical approach, and instead tries to put the numbers and facts together
for a more comprehensive understanding of each culture.