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Population Reference Bureau
Provides timely and objective information on U.S. and international population trends and their implications. Under Data Finder tab you can search a database containing data on 95 demographic variables for more than 220 countries, 28 world regions and sub-regions, the world as a whole, the United States as a whole, and the U.S. states.
Key Data-Reporting Organizations
A global business knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business issues. Maintained by Michigan State University.
Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia
Entries describe the physical geography of every nation and dependency on Earth. A World Rankings appendix includes dozens of tables ranking major features of the Earth, such as largest river by length and volume, tallest mountains by continent, etc.