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Geography & Countries

  • Background Notes - From the Department of Sate, facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy,and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
  • CultureGrams - Concise cultural and statistical snapshots of every country recognized by the United Nations. Kids version available. Available to Duluth Public Library cardholders. 
  • Ethnologue - Find out how many people speak a language, what languages are similar, and in what countries the language is spoken.
  • Geographic Names Information System - A searchable gazetteer covering almost two million physical and cultural features in the United States and Antarctica. Search by feature name or type, country, or state. Information includes elevation, population, description, history notes, variant names, and USGS 7.5' map names.
  • Google Maps - Drag-and-drop online mapping from Google. Includes business locations, contact information, and driving directions for results in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
  • Mapquest - Trip planning and routing information between U.S. cities.
  • NationMaster - Allows you to generate your own graphs and maps and make easy comparisons between countries.
  • National Geographic - Includes current feature stories, a mini-encyclopedia, maps, a geography education section, and an index to all National Geographic publications.
  • World Factbook - A handy reference work for basic statistical data on countries around the world published annually by the Central Intelligence Agency.
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