We now have access to the classic reference source, Europa World Year Book, online as Europa World. It is an authoritative source about countries and organizations worldwide.
Each country profile includes a statistical section and an overview of the country’s political history; government, politics, and diplomatic representation; economics, industry, and trade; languages; religions; education; press and broadcasting; transportation; and tourism. Also contains information on international organizations. Comparative Statistics, allows you to generate tables and charts comparing countries.