Internet Resources - Countries


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  • Background Notes
    Background Notes includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. The Background Notes are updated/revised by the Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs of the US Department of State.
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  • CIA World Factbook
    The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
    Browse related subjects: Countries, Encyclopedias, Geography, Social Issues, Travel
  • Constitution Finder
    From the University of Richmond. "This database offers constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents. Nations of the world are linked to their constitutional text posted somewhere on the Internet."
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  • GEOnet Names Server (GNS)
    From the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Search for locations of places in other countries.
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  • Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
    Nearly 1 million place (including historical) names--physical or political entities, including continents, rivers, mountains, empires, nations, states, districts, townships, cities, and neighborhoods.
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  • Global Gazeteer
    Created by Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. as a demonstration. Lists 2,880,532 cities and towns, arranged by country and then name of town. Gives latitude and longitude, and map.
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    A comprehensive on-line source for study abroad, language schools, overseas internships, international volunteer positions, teach abroad, jobs abroad, US Universities, Eco-Travel around the world, and a whole lot more!
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  • LookLex Travel Guide and Encyclopedia
    LookLex presents North Africa and the Middle East to western audiences. The site contains 3 main channels: reference material organized into an encyclopedia, traveler's guides to the North African countries, and a basic language course in Arabic.
    Browse related subjects: Countries, Encyclopedias, Geography, Islam, Languages, Travel
    Compiles data about nations from numerous authoritative sources (CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and OECD), and provides ability to generate graphs and maps, as well as compare aspects of different countries.
    Browse related subjects: Countries, Geography, Statistics
  • Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory
    A directory to official tourist information sources: government tourism offices, convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and similar organizations that provide free, accurate, and unbiased travel information to the public.
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  • Travel Warnings, Alerts, and Consular Information Sheets
    Latest travel advisories from the U. S. Dept. of State.
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Bikeways - Santa Cruz County

2007 Santa Cruz County Bikeways map can be downloaded from the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC) website. This map shows bicycle lanes, bicycle paths and alternate routes within Santa Cruz County; it also features major attractions, schools, bike shops, parks, campgrounds and hostels. Detailed insets of the ... [More]

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