Counties, Continents, Geography and Territores

CIA World Factbook - U.S. government profiles of countries and territories around the world. Information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy, communications, military, and transnational issues.

BBC Country Profiles - Provides guide to history, politics and economic background of numerous countries. Also includes audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

City Population - Statistical tables and maps for the principal cities and agglomerations of the world.

Eldis Country and Region Profiles - Search for information on economic, political and environmental issues in countries throughout the world.

GlobalTower.com - Links to news, business, and travel information, for western hemisphere countries.

Island Directory - Basic environmental and geographic information on the significant islands of the world.

Munisource - A world-wide directory of municipal, town and city web sites, and resource for elected and municipal officials. Includes chat and a forum. Tenders, policies, bylaws and job postings can be listed here.

National Geographic: Travel & Cultures - Includes photos, maps, videos, flags and facts, all indexed by continent and country.

NationMaster.com - Provides country and regional graphs and descriptive statistics based on geography, military, economy, crime, education, and transportation.

Nations Online - A comprehensive portal to sites in various countries throughout the world.

Webteka - Directory of countries with flags, basic information and links to country directories and government sites.

World Information - Key facts, indicators, country profiles, news, weather, currencies and comments on every country and territory.

Area Studies

Aneki.com - Offers country and regional profiles including maps, information on literacy, GNP, poverty, and comparison rankings.

CIA World Fact Book - Lists population, government, military, and economic information for nations recognized by the United States.

Countries of the World - Information from the CIA World Fact Book, United Nations Statistical Office, Library of Congress Country Studies and other sources. Features calculated country ranks, maps, country and airport codes.

Countries Quest - Directory features articles about different countries organized by continent and offers information on natural resources, people, arts, economy, government, and history.

Country Studies - Full text version of books included in the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army.

Country Studies - The Library of Congress - Online series containing studies of 91 countries.

Culturelink Network - Network of networks for research and cooperation in cultural development. Features databank of regional policies, institutions, and resources; current publications and research; membership and participation information.

Global Studies Program - Masters in Social Sciences - Study focus on globalization, international governance and cultural change. Degree program jointly run by universities in Freiburg, New Delhi, and Singapore.

Institute for Global Studies - A research unit at Johns Hopkins University that specializes in the study of global power, culture, and history. Features newsletter, calendar of events and program information.

MSU Global Access - Search engine from Michigan State University features access to courses, maps, news, data sources, and current research. Database is sorted by region, country, thematic area, constituency group, and resource type.

NationMaster.com - Provides country and regional graphs and descriptive statistics based on geography, military, economy, crime, education, and transportation.

Post-Colonial Studies - An overview article that includes a discussion of important authors in the field.

UNICEF Countries - Gives an overview of economics, politics, healthcare, nutrition and crimes rates occurring in nations around the world, especially as it affects children.

Geography

Administrative Divisions of Countries ("Statoids") - Worldwide reference for states, provinces, governorates, counties, districts, and other subdivisions of countries.

Canadian Council for Geographic Education - Aims to strengthen geographic education in the classroom, and to increase the public awareness of the importance of geographical literacy.

The Columbia Gazetteer of North America - Comprehensive encyclopedia of geographical places and features.

The Degree Confluence Project - The Degree Confluence Project contains photographs of the intersections of integer latitude and longitude degree lines.

Environmental Geography - Dr. James Hayes Bohanan - Geography of the environment, and the use of the web in higher education.

European Spatial Planning Resource and Information Database (ESPRID) - The database focuses on the spatial dimensions of territorial development processes and the spatial impacts of EU, national, regional and local policies across the European continent.

Footnotes to History - Indexed reference site that provides an overview of ephemeral states, micronations, secessionist states, and related entities. Includes links to related photographs, documents, and other resources.

Geographical - A site that explores the world. The online resource on travel for schools, professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Geographic.org - Learn about world geography, climate, countries, people, maps, and flags. Intended for elementary through junior high school students.

The Geography Exchange - A combination of teaching resources, lessons and indexes of website links with an emphasis on physical geography.

Geography Quiz - Test your geographical knowledge with a fun quiz.

Geography Resource Center - Internet Resources for Geographers

Geography World - A massive collection of links on all aspects of geography.

Geo-Guide - A subject gateway to scholarly information in earth science, geography and mining. From the Goettingen State and University Library.

Geosource - Web resources for human geography, physical geography, planning, geoscience and environmental science. Provided by Utrecht University Library.

GIS and Mapping Links - Links to Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Mapping sites on the internet. All links are verified every month.

Global Geografia - Country data, maps and flags and other geographic information.

Global Statistics - A collection of tables and graphs providing a statistical look at countries, their population, area, capital, and main cities.

History of the International Date Line - Extensive information on the circumnavigator's paradox and the history of its resolution.

Infoplease Political and Reference Atlas - Infoplease Atlas has political maps of each region, country, and state with links to reference information.

Information Please: Geography Resource - Geographic facts, lists, and statistics, including highest mountains, longest rivers, latitudes and longitudes, and explorations and expeditions.

Map Quiz - Map and Geography Trivia - Map and Geography trivia game. Questions include countries, U.S. States, capitals and flags.

Mega Maps - Walk through the Continents - Free PC program to print out US or world maps of various sizes, up to 7 feet across, on an ordinary printer. Requires Windows 3.1, 95 or 98.

Mr. Dowling's Electronic Passport - An online geography class where students journey through time and space. Discover different people and cultures and further your study by following links.

National Geographic Xpeditions - Explore a virtual museum and a wealth of teaching resources.

NationbyNation: Reference on Countries of the Globe - History, geography, maps, economics, society as well as links and news feeds.

The START Natural Language Question Answering System - A system designed to answer questions that are posed in natural language. The system is especially equipped to answer geography queries.

US Census Bureau Geography - Mapping products and services, as well as geography resources used to compile the US Census.

US State Department - Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty - Listing of nations recognized by the US government.

US State Department - Independent States of the World - Independent states with diplomatic relations with U.S. and member of UN. Country capitals, and names.

The Web of Culture - About cross-cultural communication. Also provides general geographic and social education on foreign nations and cultures, for preparation for visits from foreign countries.

World Gazetteer - Information about current population of countries, their administrative divisions, cities and towns as well as images of the current national flags.

World Island Info - Information on the world's islands, including island superlatives.

World Wide Web Virtual Library - Geography - Web directory of resources in Geography, including educational links.

Your Own Language and Country - Information and links about all countries: tourism, dictionaries, search engines, life and religion.