Countries

World Countries of the World


On-line Resources

Background Notes by the U. S. Department of State - Provides factual information about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of countries around the world.

Countries of the World - Contains information on the oceans, seas, mountain peaks, principal rivers, largest lakes, and the major biomes of the world.  Country information includes the geography, map, flag, history, current ruler, religion, population, currency and festivals.  

Country Studies by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC - Provides a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of 102 countries and regions throughout the world.

World Atlas:  Maps and Geography of the World - Maps and geographical information about the continents, oceans, and each country of the world.  

The World Factbook by the CIA - In addition to geographical facts, you can learn about the people, government, economy, communication, transportation, and military of countries around the world.


Print Resources

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations - Nine volume set with profiles of 193 countries of the world.  Each entry contains 35 topics such as agriculture, education and climate.  (Ref 910 Jun)

Nations of the World - Eight volume set providing information on the history, geography, religions, industries, ethnic heritage, government, and languages of the world"s sovereign nations.  Each entry contains a statistics box with important facts and figures, a map, and a flag illustration.  (Ref 910.3 Bri)

 

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