Lorain Public Library System - Useful Web Links
Selected Topic: Geography - World
Background Notes - U.S. Dept. of State
Background Notes are factual publications that contain information on all the countries of the world with which the United States has relations.
CIA - The World Factbook
The Central Intelligence Agency provides in-depth country profiles, including flags and maps. Authoritative site with lots of info.
Counties, National Association of
Information on counties: county officials, courthouse addresses, county seats, cities in a county.
The Country Studies Series 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. Provided by the Library of Congresss.
Eurostat is the Statistical Office of the European Communities situated in Luxembourg. It provides the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.
Provides links to a wide variety of international business, education, and research internet sites.
How Far Is It?
This service 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).
Provides a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD.
Portals to the World
Links to information about various countries in the world are provided by the Library of Congress.
The Statesman's Yearbook
The Statesman's Yearbook includes reliable information on every country in the world, covering key historical events, population, and much more.
Xpeditions - Geography Learning & Lesson Plans from National Geographic
The lesson plans on this site were written by educators and have been tested in the classroom. Together, they address all of the U.S. National Geography Standards, the five geography skills, and the main geographic perspectives.