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Trip Around the World

Ever wonder how many telephones there are in Yemen or which countries have the highest literacy rates? Find out the answers to these questions and more from our roundup of country information sources. If you're a student, traveler or just plain curious, you'll want to take a tour of these geographic gems.

  • LibrarySpot Countries
    LibrarySpot has collected and organized the best country resources available on the Web. You'll find direct links to general country directories, resouces for the world's major regions and a reference section including statistics, flags and maps.

  • HeadlineSpot: News by Country
    On HeadlineSpot.com find headlines and news sources for 57 countries, plus a directory to the best world news sources. For each country on HeadlineSpot, you'll find news sources including newspapers, television, radio and online sites.

  • United Nations
    The UN's CyberSchoolBus offers a great introduction to the massive amount of information this organization gathers. It includes basic country info, pictures, profiles of major world cities, global trends and more.

  • CIA World Factbook
    One of the most comprehensive resources for recent facts. This easy-to-use resource offers basic maps, geographical and statistical information.




  • World Bank
    The World Bank offers a wealth of regional and country-specific data. You'll find annual regional economic reports and special feature articles. Be sure to visit the issues section for statistics and facts on topical global issues like AIDS and environment.

  • The Library of Congress Country Studies
    A collection of comprehensive handbooks on 100 countries. Each study is written by a multidisciplinary team of social scientists. This collection takes less of a statistical approach, and instead tries to put the numbers and facts together for a more comprehensive understanding of each culture.

  • The European Union
    A helpful resource for information on members of this world organization.

  • National Geographic Map Machine
    Sometimes getting current detailed maps of countries can be a challenge. Your best bet is to visit the National Geographic Map Machine, which has been recently updated.

For more specific statistical information on global topics, try visiting the following international organizations:




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