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BBC Country Profiles
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.
They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives.
Select a country, territory or international organisation.
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Search this Catholic Church site for saints. Contains biographies of each saint.
UNICEF Country Statistics
"Economic and social statistics on the countries and territories of the world, with particular reference to children’s well-being, are published annually in the organization’s flagship publication, The State of the World’s Children, which includes tables combining statistics for all countries. The same data are available for individual countries through the links" provided here.