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Africa - Country  Fact Files
From the African Security Analysis Programme on countries in Africa
Africa - Country Pages
From the African Studies Center, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Africa South of Sahara
Atlapedia Online - Countries A to Z
An aphabetized menu of countries around the world to browse a high-definition, detailed set       of maps and country facts.
Area Studies
Information on politics, elections, parties and governments around the world
Asia Profiles
A Country resource of the Asia Society
Background Notes - USDA
Facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. 
BBCi News - Country Profiles
Provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries. and               BBC archival audio and video clips, for each country.
CIA World Factbook
Provides information on maps and basic country info.
Cities of the World
Directory for locating city guide information on 3800 cities in about 150 countries.
Countries and Regions
From the U.S. Department of State, with information on regions, countries, U.S. diplomatic missions
Countries & Regions -  WorldBank
Information on countries from the World Bank Group
Countries of the World - 10 years of CIA World Fact Books
From the USA CIA World Factbooks, the United Nations Statistical Office, The Library of Congress      Country Studies and other sources.
Countries of the World - Infoplease
Provides information on: Geography Maps Flag History Current ruler Area Population Capital Largest cities Languages Ethnicity/race Religion Literacy rate Economy Government
Countries Quest
Presents a list of of articles about different countries organized by continent. Learn abut the resources, people, arts, economy, government, and history of each.
Country Analysis Briefs - EIA
Provides energy situation overview for countries of current interest
Country, Economy, and Regional Information
From Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with Country and Economy Fact Sheets,
Country Indicators for Foreign Policy - CIFP
Statistical information on comparative "measures of domestic armed conflict, governance and political instability, militarization, religious and ethnic diversity, demographic stress, economic performance, human development, environmental stress, and international linkages.
Country Information - From IMF
From the International Monetary Fund, access to online economic and financial information for many countries.
Country Library
Global directory of profile on the country of your choice, in the areas of "peoples, populations, country cultures, business etiquette, currencies, shopping habits, trading information, country and embassy contacts.
Country Overviews
General reference information on economic and social development in approximately 160 countries
Country Profiles - ELDIS
Guide to country level information, including news, statistics, organizations, and sectoral information.
Country Profiles - Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Information on the country's recent history, recent political developments, relations with the international community and bilateral political and commercial relations with the UK.
Country Profiles - DFID
List of countries that receive funding from DFID - either directly or through multilateral agencies.
Country Profiles on Population, Health & Environment
Country Reports
Abundant information by country on anthems, flags, maps, history, weather, geography, government, economics, and more.
Country Reports
Provides a wide range of summary information and data on the economic development of about 40 countries, from 1910 to the present. 
Profiles of world countries that include history, maps, economic information, country flag, history,    and weather.
Country Statistics - UNICEF
Information on economic and social statistics on the countries and territories of the world
Country Statistics - Unesco UIS
Country profiles feature key statistics and indicators on education, science and technology, and culture and communication on a country-by-country basis.
Country Studies - Library of Congress
Reports about historical setting, societal facts, economical structure, and the political system.
Information on the countries of the world, overview and specifics, on this large and comprehensive site. Includes links for real-time news for each country. - Country Briefings  
Guide to international economies features market news, forecasts, statistics, and articles from "The Economist." Browse by nation.
External Relations - Country index
Relations between countries from European Commission
GEOHIVE :: Global Statistics
Offers country-by-country profiles and data. Check population, city and region, land use, climate, and industrial output details.
GSI - Country Profiles
Nuclear weapons states by the Global Security Institute
Provides the most up-to-date geographic and social indicators, as well as demographic and economic data, for the member states of the United Nations.
ITC - Countries

The country approach offers an overview of ITC's technical cooperation activities at the country and regional levels. It provides links to national trade support institutions and country-specific business information & presents trade and market profiles, Country Map, based on trade statistics.

Interactive site for cross-comparisons of most countries on scores of variables, in areas such as population, geography, economy, and communications.
Nations Online Project
Portal serves as a gateway to reference data and materials related to the world's countries.
One World - Historical Country Names
Browse a list of former country and region names from Abyssinia to Zaire. Learn the current name of each and link to country profiles.
One World--Nations Online
 A list of selected official and unofficial virtual gateways to the countries of the world, most of them in the respective country.
Portals to the World
Selective links providing authoritative, in-depth information about the nations and other areas of the world.
Profiles of Asian Countries - AsianInfo
SBS World Guide 
UNCTAD.ORG - Country/economy/profiles
WHO -  Countries
Listing of member countries of World Health Organization
World Country List - Exxun
    Information about: Flag , Introduction , Map, Geography, Time, Weather, Official site, News, Hotels, Music, People, Government , Chiefs of State, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, Transnational Issues.
World Country Profiles
The country-specific information provides background on the conflict, the most recent conflict developments, NGO and IGO links, field activity and comment, reports and analysis from organisations and journalists.
World Region/Countries
Excellent searchable regional and country-specific pages with information accessible by thematic area, user group, resource type, and language.
Worldstats - Countries
Presents an alphabetical list of every country in the world, with links to profiles containing geographic, demographic, and governmental data.
Yahoo! Directory: Countries
    Provides key links to many informational topics for most countries of the world.
  Your Nation
    Compare, rank and summary of different countries