NationMaster compiles statistics from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and OECD. All sorts of stuff on this site in addition to statistics: encyclopedia, forum, Countries A to Z and more.
NationMaster goes far beyond providing a simple table. It shows the statistics as tables, graphs, charts and maps; and may show the correlations betweens sets such as the relationship between the number of McDonalds restaurants and the number of couples with children.
This is a great site for background information on all sorts of topics.
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