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Profiles of the 50 United States and their capitals.

Altapedia
Contains full color physical maps, political maps, as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
 
United States Census Bureau; provides information from most recent census and each past census. 

Country Reports LW (NCEMC)
Expansive country, culture, and customs information including maps, flags, photo galleries, recipes, national anthems with music & words (many w/ native tongue & English translation).

Country Watch: Website to the World
Critical country-specific intelligence and data; provides daily news coverage.

Culturegrams (ProQuest)
Country culture & customs info. w/ maps, flags, also includes photo gallery, recipes, video clip collection.

Five unit curriculum, current events pages, and national profiles of African countries. Sponsored by Michigan State University.
Internet's largest site devoted to vexillology (the study of flags); more than 35,000 pages about flags with more than 66,000 images of flags.

Library of Congress: Country Studies
Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.

Library Spot: Country Information
Index of general country directories.

Lonely Planet
Travel information: weather, health and safety, culture with an image library containing 250,000+ downloadable travel photographs.

National Geographic
Places Directory containing information on continents, countries, regions, states, provinces, and selected world cities.
 
Maps resources from National Geographic. 

Planetware
Pictures of cities and places to visit in countries of the world.

Theodora.com
Flags, maps, world facts.

United States Department of State: Country Information
Portal for information from the U.S. State Department; includes countries of the world information, current issues, etc.

United States Department of State: Travel
Includes world travel information, including travel warnings and alerts.

USA Tourist
Private Internet business that publishes information about travel to the United States-- easy-to-understand, useful, quality content in multiple languages to assist foreign tourists and business travelers in planning their visit to the USA--includes photos.

World Fact Book
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) publication containing extensive country profile, maps, flags.

World Travel Guide
Known as 'the Bible of the Travel Industry': complete travel information for countries, cities, airports, and attractions.

WorldBank.org
Source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.
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