An authorized, regularly updated resource for general information about countries, include geography, people, government, economy, communication, etc.
Provides background notes for each country, information about its government and links to entities in the World Fact book and Country Studies.
Compiled by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, this site includes statistical information on all countries. Search by country, topic, department, or a combination of these. Covers economic and social issues from macroeconomic, to trade, education, development and science and innovation.