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Experience the world through cultural information on more than 200 countries. Each infographic depicts an average person in the country as revealed by statistical data. Global statistical averages provide additional context.

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CIA World Factbook

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

The World Factbook, produced for US policymakers and coordinated throughout the US Intelligence Community, marshals facts on every country, dependency, and geographic entity in the world. We share this information with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies.

United Nations Human Development Reports

The data presented here was used in the preparation of the 2014 Human Development Report, released on 24 July 2014. The Human Development Report Office releases five indexes each year: The Human Development Index (HDI), the Inequality-Adjusted Human Development Index, the Gender Development Index (GDI), the Gender Inequality Index (GII), and the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). The data used in these indices and other human development indicators presented here are provided by a variety of public international sources and represent the best and most available statistics available for those indicators at the time of the preparation of the annual report.


Global Population Statistics. a site with all kinds of population statistics. The main component is tabulated population statistics: current, historical, estimates, projections, cities, agglomerations, etc. But also geopolitical data like the administrative divisions of countries (provinces, counties and such) of all nations of this world. In the resources section one can find a long list of national statistical agencies and other interesting resources.

Population Pyramids

Population Pyramids of the World from 1950 to 2100.

The World Bank

Free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe.

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