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Country studies and information

BBC News Country Profiles
History, politics, and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. Also includes audio and video clips from BBC archives, and information on international organizations.

Country Insights, from the Canadian Centre for Intercultural Learning
Cultural and other information, from the Canadian perspective.

CIA World Factbook
Information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Travel Information from the U.S. State Department
Travel tips, warnings, and alerts.