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Countries, States & Cities


BBC Country Profiles

Provides information on the history, economy, and politics of countries and territories.


CIA World Factbook

Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.


Cities Guide

Guide to cities produced by ASU Libraries.


City Mayors

This British site provides news and analysis of problems facing the world's cities. Site also contains statistics and rankings for world cities.


City-Data.com

Statistical data on United States cities and towns.


Coface: Country Risk & Economic Research

Country risk snapshots.


Constitution Finder

Database offers constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents. Nations of the world are linked to their constitutional text posted somewhere on the Internet.


Constitutional Database

Compiles all the different provisions related to gender contained in constitutions in countries around the world, available in the original language, along with English translations.


Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI)

The CPI ranks 180 countries by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys.


Country Insights

Facts and cultural information on the countries of the world.


Cultural Profiles Project

Overviews of life and customs in 100 countries, provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.


Culture Crossing

Provides basic cultural tips as well as information relevant to conducting business or studying in various countries.


"Doing Business In" Guides

Links to guides that provide general information about legal and business infrastructures in foreign countries.


ePodunk

Profiles of cities and counties across the United States.


50states.com

An extensive compendium of state information from basic facts such as listings of official state birds and songs to the steps involved in obtaining public records.


Finding Statistics by Zip Code

Selected sources for statistical data on population, education, health, environment, business, and politics by zip code.


Foreign Countries and Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs)

A guide to a wide array of authoritative web resources on the countries & IGOs of the world.


Foreign Information by Country

Collection of links to Web sites for approximately 245 countries/territories.


Freedom in the World

Comparative assessment of political rights and civil liberties in over 190 countries; produced by Freedom House.


GeoHive

Comparative information on countries and cities of the world.


Global AgeWatch Index

Ranks countries by how well their ageing populations are faring. It is based on four domains that are key enablers of older people's wellbeing: income, health, employment and education, and enabling environment.


globalEDGE

Includes country profiles and useful business resources.


Legatum Prosperity Index

Ranks 50 leading countries according to 20 indicators of economic and noneconomic prosperity.


Library of Congress State Resource Guides

Guides linked from this page compile digital materials that are available throughout the Libraryís Web site.


Living Wage Calculator

In many parts of the United States, families working in low-wage jobs make insufficient income to live locally given the high cost of living. This calculator helps visitors estimate the cost of living in their community or region.


Lonely Planet

Online travel guides; provides brief country information, travel stories, blogs, and more.


MetroTrends

"The Urban Institute's report card and toolkit for researchers, students, journalists, elected officials and the public on the state of metropolitan economies."


NACO (National Association of Counties)

Information on counties, such as county officials, courthouse addresses, county seats, cities within a county as well as various statistical and geographical information.


NASCIO State Profiles

Provides CIO contact information, professional biographies, state government links, and state statistics.


NationMaster.com

Graphically compare nations based on data from the CIA World Factbook.


OECD Better Life Index

Presents data and ratings on indicators related to "material living conditions & quality of life" for OECD countries, as well as for Brazil and Russia.


Official City Sites

Links to city homepages in many countries including the United States & Canada.


Sperling's BestPlaces

For anyone trying to compare places to live on a number of categories such as crime, cost of living, climate, cultural institutions, etc.


State & Local Government on the Net

A huge number of government resources on all level of government from states to villages.


State Agency Databases

Links to publicly accessible state agency databases.


State and Local Sourcebook

Contains contact information for state and local decisionmakers, as well as data on economic development, education, the environment, finance, health, management, public safety, public works, social services, and technology.


State Health Facts

Profiles of the health status of individual states including state comparisions.


Stateline.org

Extensive list of state data available online.


World Criminal Justice Library Network

Contains links to websites concerning criminal justice, including a section on statistical resources.


Worldwide Governance Indicators

Systematic study of governance quality in over 200 countries; produced by the World Bank.