Selected Web Sites: Geography and Places
- Looking for info on a specific country? Check out this NEW link:
Country-Based Search Engines
- Select a country or region and search links specifically for that country. Excellent collection of links, updated frequently.
- Basic data on Asian/Pacific countries: maps, statistics, latest news stories, business protocal, arts, culture, government, history.
- Information on countries and international organizations. By U.S. State Department.
BBC Country Profiles.
- Thorough details cover history, politics and ecomonic background; includes video and audio clips. After you select a country, be sure to follow the links on the right side of the screen.
- Describes and analyzes political, economic, social, national security systems and institutions, and history of 91 countries. By the Library of Congress.
KIOSK: This site is no longer available
- Perry Castaneda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas
Maps and Driving Instructions
- Plot your way to your destination online.
- Find where to go, how to get there, how long it will take -- even print out a map witch driving instructions.
- Includes profile information, but the bonus is the "Make Your Own Graph" feature at the top of the page. Allows you to create a graph comparing many types of statistics with one or more other countries.
Portals to the World
- Compiled by subject experts at the Library of Congress, these recommended links provide "authoritative, in-depth information about the nations and other areas of the world."
- Country profiles include: geography, economy, people, government, communications, transportation, military. Compiled by U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.