Background Notes are frequently updated publications from the U.S. State Department for virtually every country in the world. Each section includes topics such as the following:
- Population and notes
- History and political conditions
- The economy and recent economic trends
- Foreign relations
- Relations with the United States
- Travel and business information
This comprehensive and frequently updated resource includes detailed data for every country in the world. Each country profile includes background, geographic data, demographic data, information about the government, economic data, communications data, transportation data, military data, and a section on transnational issues.