Internet Resources - Geography


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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.
    Browse related subjects: Countries, Geography
  • 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
  • David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
    Has over 20,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented.
    Browse related subjects: Geography, Maps
    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

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Beaches - Nude and Topless in Santa Cruz County

For ordinances concerning nudity on city beaches, contact the city police department. For county beaches, call the sheriff's office. For nudity laws of state parks, check with the state parks system.

A list of nude/topless beaches in the Santa Cruz area can be found on the website of the More]

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