Category Archives: 2013

Surfing to .. Nigeria

Africa is a continent that has had little surfing to, so this month I have decided to surf to Nigeria. Checking back through my records, I note this is the first review of that country’s website. The site of the … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Mexico

Unlike when using Google to search for the website of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic last month with the link found in the top two references, that for the National Institute of Statistics and Geography of Mexico (http://www.inegi.org.mx/Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Slovakia

Using Google to search for the website of the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic (http://portal.statistics.sk/showdoc.do?docid=359 ) returned the link to the proper website in the first two references: the first to the English version of the site and the … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Austria

Looking through the countries I have already surfed to, I noticed that Austria was not amongst them. So, yearning to see the delights of Vienna again, I found easily the link to Statistics Austria website (https://www.statistik.at/web_en/). The first impression of … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Cambodia

Thanks to one of my regular readers for the suggestion this month to visit the web site of the National Institute of Statistics, Cambodia at (http://www.nis.gov.kh/ ). This link takes the user to an English language site and there appears … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Luxembourg

From Malta, its sea and sunshine, we surf this month to a land-locked country, Luxembourg. The Statistical Office has created a statistics portal at http://www.statistiques.public.lu/en/ where the Home page has a length of around 2 screens. A summary glance notes … 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://www.nso.gov.mt ). The first thing to strike the user is the … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Brazil

Reviewing the places I had surfed to over the past few years I noted that South America had not featured too prominently. So today I surfed over to the Brazil Institute of Geography and Statistics (http://www.ibge.gov.br/english/ ). Unusually, the Home … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Iceland

The cold weather in the United Kingdom at the moment reminds me of Iceland. A major difference is that here we are suffering a consequent shortage of gas supplies whereas in Iceland it is possible to get some geothermal energy … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Hungary

Some friends planning a trip to mainland Europe from here in Wales mentioned Hungary and I remembered my week of teaching in the Hungarian Central Statistical Office some years ago. The beautiful city stretched across the Danube with magnificent views … Continue reading

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Surfing to .. Russia

Surrounded by snow, I tried to cheer myself up by visiting the website of a place with even more snow – Russia. The website of the Russian Federation, Federal State Statistical Service (http://www.gks.ru/wps/wcm/connect/rosstat/rosstatsite.eng/ ) is available in English or Russian. … Continue reading

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