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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
  • NationMaster.com
    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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Heath Painting at the Downtown Branch Library

The "City of Santa Cruz" painting hangs on the stairway landing near the second floor entrance to the Young People's room at the Downtown Branch.

The Santa Cruz Daily Surf reported, "the picture of the City of Santa Cruz, painted by F. L. Heath for exhibition at the ... [More]

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