Countries

General Information - population, goverment, economy, culture

Background Notes  http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/
From the U.S. Department of State.  Geographical, economic, historic, and political information about countries of the world. 

CIA World Factbook   https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
Information and data about nations of the world.

Country Studies / Area Handbook   http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html
100 countries of the world from the US Library of Congress.  Includes history, geography, culture, maps, timelines, and photographs. 
 
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Culture
Portals to the World from the Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/portals.html

World Heritage List  http://whc.unesco.org/en/list
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
 

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Human Rights
Human Rights Watch World Report 2000  http://www.hrw.org/wr2k/
66 countries covered.

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Maps
Google Maps http://maps.google.com/
Mapquest.com  http://www.mapquest.com
National Geographic Map Machine Atlas  http://www.nationalgeographic.com/resources/ngo/maps/atlas/index.html

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Travel Information

123 Travel  http://123world.com/tourism/
Links to tourism bureaus of vacation places -- states and countries.

Lonely Planet http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/

Travel Links  http://www.airwebtravel.net
Listings of airlines, airports, car rental, cruises, trains,and hotel chains.

Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets  http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html
From the U.S. Department of State.

Yahoo Travel  http://travel.yahoo.com
Click on the airlines icon to get air fares or choose a destination.



 

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