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Facts and figures

Facts and figures are right at your fingertips through the following links:

The World Factbook

Produced by the Central Intelligence Agency of the US government, this site provides data on every country's geography, people, government, economy, communications, military etc. In each instance a basic map and image of the flag, with description, are also available.
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UN Data

United Nations country profiles with statistics for economic indicators, social indicators, environment and trade. Enter site

Encyclopædia Britannica

Encyclopædia Britannica Online offers over 73,000 encyclopaedia articles, both short and book-length. Other content includes a world atlas, thousands of images and videos, an online dictionary and thesaurus, over 300,000 articles from respected magazines and journals, today's news headlines from the NZ Herald and BBC News, and links to relevant websites.
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Wellington City Libraries' Kids Catalogue

A wealth of information from external recommended websites, as well as links to all our items about New Zealand and other countries is available in the Explore section of our Kids Catalogue.
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MasterFILE Complete

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications covering a range of subjects including countries of the world, travel, and much more, with information dating as far back as 1922. MasterFILE Complete also contains full text for more than 1,000 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.
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