World Geography
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    "Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners. And necessity has made us allies. Those whom nature hath so joined together, let no man put asunder."  John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

    World Geography   Farrah Hall

      Atlapedia On-lineSummaries are provided for location and geography, climate, people, religion, languages and modern history. There is also brief information provided for such areas as major industries, area and population.
      Arctic CircleThe goal of this web site is to stimulate among viewers a greater interest in the peoples and environment of the Arctic and Subarctic region. It has three interrelated themes: natural resources; history and culture; social equity and environmental justice.
      CIA World Fact BookInformation can be found about the geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication and defense of that country. Includes separate information on large islands and the oceans.
      Country Profiles – from the BBCFull profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries.
      Country Studies - from the Library of CongressIncludes data on the history, society, people, education, religion, economy and government of the countries listed. Great for school reports or for more detailed study. This site is highly recommended.
      Library Map CollectionA wealth of information can be found about geography - gazetteers, a distance calculator, time zones, a sun and moonrise calculator, tides, zip codes, map projections defined, bibliographies and electronic maps of both current and of general interest.
      Search The WorldThis Washington Post service is a gold mine for information on countries around the world. Here one can find recent articles on individual countries from the Washington Post itself and from the Associated Press. There are also links to the State Department and the World Fact Book for information on geography, people, history, government and economy. A final series of links will bring you to on-line publications and to various Internet sites for the country of your choice.
      UC Atlas of Global InequalityMaps, graphics and data for research on the "interaction between global integration (globalization) and inequality." Reports by countries or regions, time periods from 1960 to 2000, and dozens of indicator(s): economic, education, gender, health, population, technology and media. A great resource! Sources of statistics are noted. Includes information on how to use the site.
      UN Atlas of the OceansUN Atlas of the Oceans presents maps, images, statistics, and other factual information gathered by such governmental agencies as the United Nations, the Russian Head Department of Navigation and Oceanography (HDNO), and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
      U.S. Department of State Background NotesThis is similar in content to the CIA World Fact Book (see above) but it also provides information about several international organizations including the United Nations and theEuropean Community.
      Getty Thesaurus of Geographic NamesContains nearly 1 million place names representing approximately 900,000 places. Includes names, place types and coordinates. The places are arranged in hierarchies representing the current and physical world.
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