In Wikipedia articles of countries a lot of statistics are given about the country at hand. For example in the Venezuela article, demographics are described in terms of ethnic groups (e.g. 51.6% are Mestizo), religion (71% catholic), and total population size and population density. There is GDP statistics, Gini-index, Human Development Index, and more.

Is there any openly available dataset with this type of data for many/all countries?

I'm of course aware that there is going to be some missing data within such a dataset.

  • Please edit your question. Don't describe what Wikipedia does, tell us what data you want, specifically; this type of data is not enough. (Read this for tips)
    – user4293
    Jul 13, 2017 at 6:54
  • BTW You can search the site for all data-requests for countries, maybe some of the things you want were already asked.
    – user4293
    Jul 13, 2017 at 6:55

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World Statistics provides the following links:


Other sources

The World Factbook.

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If the information is already available on Wikipedia then it may be part of http://wiki.dbpedia.org.

For Europe you could use https://www.europeandataportal.eu

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