||Electronic reference sources
||Document, Government publication, National government publication, Updating database, Internet resource
||Internet Resource, Computer File, Continually Updated Resource
|All Authors / Contributors:
Library of Congress. Federal Research Division.
||Title from home page (viewed Sept. 11, 2006).
||Mode of access: World Wide Web.
This series of profiles of foreign nations is part of the Country Studies Program, formerly the Army Area Handbook Program. The profiles offer brief, summarized information on a country's historical background, geography, society, economy, transportation and telecommunications, government and politics, and national security. In addition to being featured in the front matter of published Country Studies, they are now being prepared as stand--alone reference aides for all countries in the series, as well as for a number of additional countries of interest. The profiles offer reasonably current country information independent of the existence of a recently published Country Study and will be updated annually or more frequently as events warrant. Note: The month and year in which each profile was created or most recently updated appear after each country name.