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Sources are drawn from an excellent guide produced by the University Libraries of the University of Maryland.
Keyword searchable database over over 50 million records from the United Nations and its agencies. Includes demographic, economic, education, health, environmental, agricultural, and technology indicators.
- CIA World Factbook
Annual publication of country profiles and statistics.
- FEDSTATS Agencies Page
Links to US federal agencies represented on the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy.
- Google Public Data Explorer
A Google Labs project--still in the development stage--"“makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand.”
This free site compiles data from prominent international statistics sources like the CIA, UN and others and presents them graphically to allow easy comparisons of countries.
- OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web
Browse by country, region, or topic.
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Agricultural, development, economic, educational, energy, environmental, financial, health, public sector, science and technology, and social policy statistics.
- US Census Bureau
The Census Bureau site has links to international population data, foreign trade statistics, and a commodity groupings database.
- US State Department, U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
Economic, demographic, political, and historical profiles of countries.