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Surfing to .. Cyprus

The summer sun takes the mind to places where one can enjoy it without the thought of rain coming very soon (expected here tomorrow!). So I am taking my first visit in this series to Cyprus. Searching through Google for … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Lithuania

Lithuania, like Latvia last month, is one of the smaller and newer countries in the EU. It is adjacent to Latvia on the Baltic sea. The Home page of the Statistics Lithuania web site (http://osp.stat.gov.lt/en/web/guest/home ) was the top of … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Latvia

Riga in Latvia is on my bucket list: a city full of history and charm. The Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (http://www.csb.gov.lv/en ) has a very clean Home page – though it is really too long. This could be shortened … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Hungary

For those who have not been to the great city of Budapest – you have missed a treat! Coffee in the castle grounds overlooking the river and parliament is a must. But so is a visit to the website of … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Malta

Malta is one of the smaller (in population numbers) members of the European Union. Its statistics can be found on the site of the National Statistics Office of Malta (http://nso.gov.mt ). When last reviewing the site, many issues were noted. … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Luxembourg

The Statistics Portal of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has a Home page (http://www.statistiques.public.lu/en/index.html ) that is too long for a standard screen and requires scrolling to get to important items such as the links to surveys in progress and … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Greece

Greece has been in the news again this past week and it reminded me that I had not yet visited their statistical website (http://www.statistics.gr/portal/page/portal/ESYE ). The site is the first referenced in a Google search for ‘Greece Official statistics’ but the … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Estonia

As last month, Estonia is also one of the more recent members of the European Union. Their Statistics Office (http://www.stat.ee/en) has an extremely long Home page (almost 5 screen depths) but all of the news stories have a key message … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Latvia

Latvia is one of the more recent members of the European Union and the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, Latvijas Statistika, has an inviting website Home page at http://www.csb.gov.lv/en. The use of different background colours in the top navigation is … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Myanmar

The Home page of the Central Statistics Organisation of Myanmar (https://www.csostat.gov.mm/) was very sparsely populated on the day of my visit. Several other links to the site appeared at the top of the references from a search for ‘Official statistics … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. United Kingdom

The Home page of the United Kingdom’s Office for National Statistics (www.ons.gov.uk ) almost fits onto one screen. The missing graphic link on the right below the visible screen here is for the Census – reasonably important! A little reduction … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Ukraine

The country of Ukraine has been in the news much recently – but not from the statistical perspective. Some 10 years ago I went to assist the State Statistics Service of Ukraine (http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/ ) with dissemination. The federal system of … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Indonesia

Southern Asia has been in the news recently so I decided to visit Statistics Indonesia (http://www.bps.go.id/eng/ ) whose website is in both English and Bahasa Indonesian. The English version of the site offers less than the Bahasa version both in … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Israel

Information from Israel is always interesting from a presentation perspective since the two languages – Hebrew and English – are used on the website Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (www.cbs.gov.il/engindex.htm ). In Hebrew the text reads from right to left … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Croatia

Zagreb is an interesting city with a beautiful central square. Just off the square is the main office of the Croatian Bureau of Statistics but we can access their output through the Internet at (http://www.dzs.hr/default_e.htm ). The Home page is … Continue reading

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