Countries, Continent and Regions

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. - 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. - 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 - 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. - 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.


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. - 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.


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