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The data and information compiled for the Nations Online Project are retrieved from following primary sources:


Information provided by the:

 National Governments.

 National Ministries of Foreign Affairs.

 National Ministries of Trade.

 National Embassies

 National Statistical Offices

 National Tourism Offices and Tourism Boards

 Official City Sites.

 Local Newspapers.

 NGO's working in a country.


Very less data and information are absolute and are less changing like e.g. the area of a country.
Other data and information are subject to a constant change and will be updated as soon as possible.
Updates may also occure, because of user feedback.


To compare the reliability of data and information additional sources are consulted.

Additional Information Sources:
BBC News Country Profiles
Country profiles and news by the BBC.

Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN
CIESIN is a center within the Earth Institute at Columbia University. CIESIN works at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences, and specializes in on-line data and information management.

European Commission - External Relations
Country information by the European Commission.

FAO Country Profiles and Mapping Information System
The "Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations" provides country-based information from FAO´s thematic and statistical databases.

Foreign & Commonwealth Office UK
UK's Foreign Office provides country profiles prepared by FCO desk officers.

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
better known as the World Bank, provides information on developing countries & regions.

IMF
International Monetary Fund, provides data about
Gross-National-Income of Countries.

IRIN News
United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks
OCHA IRIN Provides news and information from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Population Reference Bureau
For 75 years, the Population Reference Bureau has been informing people about the population dimensions of important social, economic, and political issues.

Reuters AlertNet
Reuters AlertNet is a humanitarian news network aims to keep relief professionals and the wider public up-to-date on humanitarian crises around the globe.

United Nations Population Fund
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA releases the yearly State of World Population Report.

United Nations Statistics Division
The Statistics Division compiles statistics from many international sources and produces global updates.

Wikipedia
The free encyclopedia.

The World Factbook
Information within the factbook is provided by a lot of U.S. agencies like the U.S. Department of State, the Bureau of Public Affairs, and the US Central Intelligence Agency.

WTO - International trade statistics
International trade statistics.

Additional Content Sources:
Nations Online Project uses text snippets (citations) from:
Encyclopedia of World Geography
(Facts on File Library of World Geography)
R. W. Mccoll (Editor)
Publisher: Facts on File (August 30, 2005)
Language: English , ISBN-10: 9780816057863

Nations Online Project uses also text snippets (citations) on many city pages following "History (short version)"
from:
Encyclopedia of Historic Places
(Facts on File Library of World History)
by Courtlandt Canby and David S. Lemberg (Jun 30, 2007)
Publisher: Facts on File; Revised edition (June 30, 2007)
Language: English, ISBN-10: 9780816053445

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Some of the used images are in the public domain others are licensed under licenses like the Creative Commons Licenses or the GNU Free Documentation License other images and artwork are Copyright protected. Usually the images and artworks at Nations Online Project are corresponding labeled.

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