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World Factbook (CIA) This link opens in a new window
Provides detailed country profile” for most countries in the world. Covers geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues. Includes country maps.
Country Background Notes
U.S. State Department--facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations for countries of the world. (Hover over Countries & Areas, at the top of the page, to access the list.)
Country Insights, GlobalEdge
Find historical, economic, and political information (complete with statistics) for over 199 countries.
Links to world statistics
Clicking this link will take you to the Republic of Croatia's Bureau of Statistics. Click on "Links to world statistics" (at the very bottom of the page) to open an Excel spreadsheet, which has links to a variety of countries' statistical sources.
Food & Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
Overview of the food and nutrition situation in individual countries, with background statistics on food-related factors such as agricultural production, as well as selected health, demographic and economic indicators. Use the Members link in the grey bar near the top of the page, then click on "Country Profiles" on the left side of the page, to access a list of countries.
United Nations Demographic Yearbook
International statistics on population size and composition, births, deaths, marriage and divorce.
UNFPA WorldWide This link opens in a new window
Provides data on internal disparities, highlighting differences within countries such as urban and rural areas. Each country page features a population-policy profile that details current social and political contexts and policy priorities.
ASSISTANCE AND DEVELOPMENT
Population Reference Bureau This link opens in a new window
Database contains current data on 136 population, health, and environment variables for more than 220 countries, 28 world regions and sub-regions, and the world as a whole.
Population Figures (INED)
World population figures.
Population Research Institute
A non-profit research group whose goals are to expose the myth of overpopulation, to expose human rights abuses committed in population control programs.
The World's Women
The World's Women reports are prepared by the Statistics Division of the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) at five-year intervals, starting in 1990. Seven reports have been published as part of the The World's Women series.