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General Information

Library of Congress Country Studies
Find all kinds of information here on countries around the world.

InfoPlease--Countries Online
An almanac with timely data on countries from geographical information to literacy rates.

CIA World Factbook
Presented by the CIA, here you can find all kinds of information on countries around the world.

Background Notes
Presented by the U.S. State Department, fact sheets on world countries.

LANIC--Latin American Network Information Center
Information on Latin American Countries as well as data on economics, government, education, recreation and much more.

What's On When
A global events database. Search for the area you will be visiting and find out what local events are planned for that time period.

National Atlas
T
he National Atlas of the United States focuses on providing you with information about America. But in recent years we have partnered with atlas programs in Mexico and Canada to compile authoritative and reliable geographic information that covers North America. Included are topics such as Water, People, Transportation, Geology, Hstory, Environmnet, Climate, Agriculture, Biology and Boundries.

Infonation
Select up to seven countries. Then, proceed to the data menu where you select statistics and other data fields for comparison on economy, geography, social indicators and population.

NationMaster
"[A] massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. Using the form above, you can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease."

CountryWatch.com
Find information on just about every country in the world including: economic, environmental, political and cultural facts and statistics. Also provided are current news articles from all over the globe.

Countries of the World
Profiles the nations of the world. View maps and flags or listen to national anthems. There are over 1,400 pages of written text on the nations.

Linking The World
Information about countries divided down by regions. Find information about their architecture, environment, geography, population, languages, religions, foods, history, economy, arts, sports, holidays and festivals.

National Holidays

Maps

World Atlas

Quick Maps of the World -- includes satellite maps as well.

Statistics: Human Development Reports

Mapquest.com
Get directions, find locations and more.

United Nations Cartographic Section
Great, full page maps around the world. One can find a map of the world in 1945 as well.
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National Geographic Atlas-Xpeditions
Customize your maps to include just the outline, or more detailed images. Very well done.
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National Geographic MapMachine
Use this site to locate Themes, historical maps, flags street maps and more.
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MapTech
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Altapedia
Full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
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Outline Maps
Full color physical and political maps.
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Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
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Map Collections 1500-1999 from the Library of Congress
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Historic Panramic Maps and Photographs from the Library of Congress
Select one of the United States, or try foreign and locate maps and old photographs of an area.

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Cultural Sites

Kwintessential
Etiquette guides for business people for a wide variety of countires.

International Cuisine Recipes
A great site to find links to many international recipes.
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International Recipes
Recipes from Africa, Asia, North America, Europe, South America and the Carribean.
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Recipes International Recipes
Recipes from Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand Europe, Middle East, North America, South America and Soul Food.
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Ask Asia
Look for information on facts and the cultures of Asia.
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Cultural Exhibits from Minnesota State University
Aging, Anthropology,Foods, Kinship, Language, Minnesota Cultures, Music, New World Cultures, Old World Cultures, People, Plants & Animals,Populations, and Religions from Minnesota State University.
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Currency Converters

164 Currency Converter
Convert any currency from one country to another easily.
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Currency Exchange Rates Conversion Calculator
Convert any currency from one country to another easily.
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Global Information Network Currency Converter
Convert any currency from one country to another easily.
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Statistics

InfoPlease--World Statistics
Data on demographics around the world such as population, unemployment, infant mortality, women, armed conflicts and communications.
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United Nations Statistics Division
Statistics from selected portions of UN Statistical Publications.
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International Database
Statistical tables of demographic and socioeconomic facts for 227 countries.
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UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Seventeen selected tables from the UNESCO Statistical Yearbook, World Education Indicators, and a database with other educational, cultural, and scientific statistics and other selected publications which may be downloaded.
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WHO Statistical Information System
Statistical information on the health of people around the world. Search by country and health question to locate specific information.
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Statistical Agencies (International)
Statistics provided by countries around the world. Select your country from the alphabetical list to find available data.
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Europa Eurostat Statistical Office of the European Communities.
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World Directory of Think Tanks
Organized by country, this directory offers links to information and homepages of more than 250 policy-making organizations around the world.
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Global Urban Indicators Database
Detailed socioeconomic indicators for 237 cities in 110 countries,, mostly in the Third World. Data includes poverty level and percent in poverty,
family income distribution, per capital gross city product (under health), size of school classrooms, per capita murder rates, home ownership, and land use
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Current Events

Internet Public Library Online Newspapers
Locate hundreds of newspapers, magazines and media throughout the world.
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Travel Guides

Lonely Planet
Information on events, attractions, history and more from this guidebook.
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Travelocity
Use the Guides and Advice tab to find attractions, etc.
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Expedia
Use the destinations/interests tab to find information on attractions, weather and more.
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CDC Travelers' Health
Find out what health precautions and vaccinations should be taken when visiting foreign countries.
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MD Travel Health
Find out what health precautions and vaccinations should be taken when visiting foreign countries.
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Igougo
Visitors write in journal format their experiences and often recommendations for dining, attractions, transportation, lodging, culture, and nightlife.
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Frommer's Budget Travel
Use the search box for the city or country you are researching, then select the site and find links to attractions, lodging, restaurants, nightlife, maps and a message board with traveler's impressions.
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Fodor's
Information on major cities around the world. This links to Expedia
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Time Zones

Current time around the world and standard time zones of the world
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Time Zone Map
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Recipes

International Cuisine Recipes
A great site to find links to many international recipes.
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International Recipes
Recipes from Africa, Asia, North America, Europe, South America and the Carribean.
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Recipes International Recipes
Recipes from Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand Europe, Middle East, North America, South America and Soul Food.
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Global Gourmet International Recipes
Recipes from countries around the world.
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Flags

World Flag Database
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Flags of the World--CIA World Factbook
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Translators

Babel Fish Translation
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Free Translation
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World Conflicts

Flashpoints: Guide to World Conflicts
Use the Countries-Conflicts link on the left to research current conflicts.
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The History Guy: New and Recent Conflicts of the World
Not necessarily the most current information, but does give events over the last decade or so.
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Updated 04/23/2010

From: Pleasant Valley High School, Robert W. Cranston Library, Chico, CA