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World Geography - ABC Clio

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Atlapedia --Information on countries of the world including location, climate, people, religion, languages, modern history, currency, principal trading partners, primary products, industries, and exports. Browse alphabetically or search for a desired country. Glossary of important geographical terms.
Background Notes -- Created by the U.S. State Department, Background Notes provide information on geographic entities and international organizations and are updated periodically.
CIA World Factbook --Includes detailed country profiles and maps based on information gathered by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Freedom of Religion or Belief Country-by-Country --Click on the map and see what religion is practiced where and what percentages of people practice what.
Governments on the WWW --Includes links to major databases including the CIA World Factbook, Atlapedia Online, Information Plus countries of the world.  Instead of searching separately, try here.
How Far Is It? --Uses data from the US Census and a supplementary list of cities around the world to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them (as the crow flies). Also provides a map showing the two places, using the Xerox PARC Map Server.
The International Data Base --(IDB) is a computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic, and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world.
The Library of Congress Country Studies -- Presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world and examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.
License Plates of the World --Contains photographs of license plates from many countries of the world.
Links to History --2500 connections arranged alphabetically by subject and name (from the University of Kansas). Includes some great country and state information.
Lonely Planet Destinations: Information on countries --Includes basic facts, environment, history, culture and travel information.
MapMachine --An interactive map generating Web site that allows students to choose from maps and satellite views and apply a variety of themes to them including land use, population, earthquakes, vegetation, ecoregions, mineral resources and more.
National Geographic --If it's been in the magazine, then chances are the info is here along with some great interactive maps.
Present day Nation's Rulers --Includes birthdates, deaths and terms of office.
UNESCO --statistics about many countries, their educational systems, technology and much more.
World Sites Atlas --A collection of general and tourist information including maps.
Yahooligans - Around the World

States

American States --An alphabetical list to the official home page of each of the 50 states. Covers broad topics such as education, business, government and travel.
The Fifty States of the United States --Comprehensive information on all the states.
State and Country Quick Facts --facts about people, business, & geography featuring Census 2000 data.