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World Factbook 2004
The World Factbook provides national-level information on countries, territories, and dependencies
CIA FactbookCountry Studies by the US Government
Instant access to specific country information by alpha listing.
CountryReports.org was established in 1997 out of a love for international relations and culture. Today millions of visitors a year take advantage of the great content found within CountryReports.org. We provide statistical information as well as cultural information which students, parents, teachers and researchers find valuable. CountryReports.org has over 23,000 pages of content.
This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army. Because the original intent of the Series' sponsor was to focus primarily on lesser known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, the series is not all-inclusive. At present, 102 countries and regions are covered. Notable omissions include Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and other Western nations, as well as a number of African nations. The date of information for each country appears on the title page of each country and at the end of each section of text.
On this site, the term "country" does not in all cases refer to a territorial entity that is a state as understood by international law and practice. As used here, the term also covers some territorial entities that are not states. Dependent territories of member countries are listed alphabetically followed by a description of the constitutional relationships with their member countries.