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Entries include information on many of the following: demography; physical geography; political boundaries; industry, trade, and service activities; agriculture; cultural, historical, and archeological points of interest; transportation lines; longitude, latitude, and elevations; and more. Their length varies from a brief notation on a small village to an essay on a country or region.
Analysis of events and trends in political, security and military affairs. Includes information on internal and external threats; political context; foreign relations; military capabilities; insurgent forces and terrorist groups; defense expenditure statistics; strategic natural resources; demographic trends; infrastructure; economic indicators.
Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets (formerly known as Background Notes) include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. These fact sheets are updated/revised by the Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs as they are received from the U.S. State Department's regional bureaus.
Contains fully-translated English-language versions of all the world's constitutions (both national and sub-national), accompanied by individual commentaries, supplementary materials, including foundation documents, historical constitutions, and amendment Acts/laws.
Guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; included are basic statistics, profiles of governmental leaders, and other relevant data. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archive.
Looking for older statistics and country information?
Many older statistical publications haven't been digitized, but they're a valuable source of historical country information. Yale has many of these print publications from around the world; try searching in Orbis using one of the following strategies.
keyword search: country statistics (e.g., france statistics)
keyword search: country statistics annual (e.g., bolivia statistics annual)
keyword search: country statistics abstract (e.g., nigeria statistics abstract)
Some of these publications change names over time, so check the "Continues" or "Continued by" information at the bottom of the Orbis record. When you've found a statistical publication from your country of interest, you can also use the subject heading(s) in the Orbis record to find additional related publications.