Web site contains the online versions of books previously
published (1988-98) in hard copy by the Federal
Research Division of the Library of Congress
under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored
by the U.S. Department of the Army. Because the original intent
of the series' sponsor was to focus primarily on lesser-known
areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be
deployed, the series is not all-inclusive.
At present, 101 countries and regions are covered. The date
of information for each country appears on the title page
of each country and at the end of each section of text.
This Web site also contains brief, more up-to-date Country
Profiles on select countries.