The CIA World Factbook is one of
the more popular sources of information on countries
available on the Internet. It is certainly one of the
more comprehensive sources in terms of the number of
countries covered and each country web page provides
general information on the country's history, economy
and culture, etc.
This site provides a short
list of country facts and statistics, including holidays
and other peripheral information. The site is maintained
by provided by California's Trade Port.
Flags country snapshot
This site is about country
flags, but it also provides a very convenient "snapshot" of
the country's vital information! It is worth a look
if you want a very quick view of the core facts about
This site provides one of
the better country factsheets. Also worth a visit if
you just want to get to grips with the basics.