Countries and Regions

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CIA: Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments – This online directory is updated weekly. It is intended to be used primarily as a reference aid and includes as many governments of the world as is considered practical, some of them not officially recognized by the United States. Regimes with which the United States has no diplomatic exchanges are indicated by the initials NDE. Governments are listed in alphabetical order according to the most commonly used version of each country’s name.

CIA World Factbook – The World Factbook provides national-level information on countries, territories, and dependencies.

Constitution Finder – This database offers constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents. Nations of the world are linked to their constitutional text posted somewhere on the Internet. See also Constitute for the world’s constitutions in pdf format, which facilitates searching by topic and comparing.

Department of State/Country Fact Sheets – Briefings on countries of the world with history, geography, ethnic makeup, languages, religions, and international organizations, and more; updated periodically. See also Travel Warning and Consular Information sheets for data on health, crime, and potential conflict.

Embassy World – Directory of the world’s Embassies and Consulates. Includes links to UN Permanent Missions, International Telephone Directory, International Voltage Directory, visa requirements worldwide.

Flags of The World – The Internet’s largest site devoted to vexillology (the study of flags). Here you can read more than 29,000 pages about flags and view more than 54,000 images of flags.

Foreign Affairs Ministries on the Web – United States Institute of Peace listing of Ministries by country.

Foreign Relations of the United States – The official documentary historical record of major United States foreign policy decisions and significant activity.

Governments on the WWW – This site, although it looks fairly plain on first glance, is filled with links to detailed information about countries worldwide.

International Search Engines – Internet Search Engines Listed by country

Internet Law Library: Laws of Other Nations. – Texts of foreign constitutions, selected other foreign laws, and treaties.

Library of Congress Country Studies  – Descriptions of 101 countries and regions; also includes analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions.

National Anthems – A list of national anthems of United nations members

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) – A detailed and organized website developed by the University of Michigan Library focused on finding and listing NGOs worldwide (2009)

Policies for U.S. and other Asia Pacific countries

Portals to the World – Library of Congress website contains selective links providing authoritative, in-depth information about the nations and other areas of the world. They are arranged by country or area with the links for each sorted into a wide range of broad categories. Subjects covered for the various countries and areas include language and literature, embassies, education, culture, and history.

Search Engine Colossus – Links to search engines and directories from 198 countries and 60 territories around the world; search in various languages.

Treaties in Force – Treaties in Force is prepared by the Department of State for the purpose of providing information on treaties and other international agreements to which the United States has become a party and which are carried on the records of the Department of State as being in force as of its stated publication date, January 1, 2011.

World Bank Group – Tables of socio-economic data for more than 206 countries.