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     National Governments.

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     National Embassies

     National Statistical Offices

     National Tourism Offices and Tourism Boards

     Official City Sites.

     Local Newspapers.

     NGO's working in a country.

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    Other data and information are subject to a constant change and will be updated as soon as possible.
    Updates may also occure, because of user feedback.

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    Additional Information Sources:
    BBC News Country Profiles
    Country profiles and news by the BBC.

    Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN
    CIESIN is a center within the Earth Institute at Columbia University. CIESIN works at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences, and specializes in on-line data and information management.

    European Commission - External Relations
    Country information by the European Commission.

    FAO Country Profiles and Mapping Information System
    The "Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations" provides country-based information from FAO´s thematic and statistical databases.

    Foreign & Commonwealth Office UK
    UK's Foreign Office provides country profiles prepared by FCO desk officers.

    International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    better known as the World Bank, provides information on developing countries & regions.

    International Monetary Fund, provides data about
    Gross-National-Income of Countries.

    IRIN News
    United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks
    OCHA IRIN Provides news and information from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

    Population Reference Bureau
    For 75 years, the Population Reference Bureau has been informing people about the population dimensions of important social, economic, and political issues.

    Reuters AlertNet
    Reuters AlertNet is a humanitarian news network aims to keep relief professionals and the wider public up-to-date on humanitarian crises around the globe.

    United Nations Population Fund
    UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA releases the yearly State of World Population Report.

    United Nations Statistics Division
    The Statistics Division compiles statistics from many international sources and produces global updates.

    The free encyclopedia.

    The World Factbook
    Information within the factbook is provided by a lot of U.S. agencies like the U.S. Department of State, the Bureau of Public Affairs, and the US Central Intelligence Agency.

    WTO - International trade statistics
    International trade statistics.

    Additional Content Sources:
    Nations Online Project uses text snippets (citations) from:
    Encyclopedia of World Geography
    (Facts on File Library of World Geography)
    R. W. Mccoll (Editor)
    Publisher: Facts on File (August 30, 2005)
    Language: English , ISBN-10: 9780816057863

    Nations Online Project uses also text snippets (citations) on many city pages following "History (short version)"
    Encyclopedia of Historic Places
    (Facts on File Library of World History)
    by Courtlandt Canby and David S. Lemberg (Jun 30, 2007)
    Publisher: Facts on File; Revised edition (June 30, 2007)
    Language: English, ISBN-10: 9780816053445

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