Country Information

The Walnut Hills HS Library has a large collection of books with information on countries of the world. In particular, you should check:

Landmark Encyclopedia of Nations R 910.3 Wo
Countries of the World R 909.82 Co
Political Handbook of the World R 903 Po
Facts About the World's Nations R 909.82 Fa
Countries and Their Cultures R 306.03 Co
All are in the Library Reference collection. The encyclopedia is also a good source of information on countries. Some useful web resources are as follows:

World Book Online
History, cultural information, statistics, maps, and more. AT SCHOOL, ASK FOR THE PASSWORD.

Current and past newspaper and magazine articles about all the countries of the world, as well as great maps. Use ID: 7675, password: 7675.

CIA World Factbook
country information including languages and currency.

Lonely Planet
places to see ("See"), Image Gallery, festivals and holidays ("Events"), and climate ("Essential information")

All of the Embassies of Washington D.C.
The Electronic Embassy provides information on each of the embassies in Washington D.C., with links to Web-based resources where available.

Atlapedia Online
Country information and facts.

Fact Sheets
U.S. Department of State provides Fact Sheets for each country in the world.

Country Studies
This Library of Congress Web site lets you search for a country, browse the current index, and lets you search across multiple countries at one time.

GeoBee Challenge
Test what you know about geography at this interactive National Geographic site.

GeoNet Game
Choose a region of the United States, choose the easy or hard level, then choose to be quizzed on physical systems, places and regions, human systems, environment and society, or spatial terms.

The Global Gourmet: Destinations
This site provides country profiles which include "recipes associated with that country's or region's cuisine." NOTE: This site loads very SLOWLY. Be patient!

Global Statistics
Information about countries around the world.
Maps, cultures, and facts from around the world.

Resources by Country
Click on a country on the map to find out about its government, politics, population, location, and lots of other information.

World Bank: Regions and Countries
Read about a country's history, politics, economy and more.

The National Geographic site provides an atlas with over 1800 navigable and printable atlases, and visit Xpedition Hall to tour and learn about the world. NOTE: Please do NOT print these off in the library! Miniguides
sights and activities for tourists, maps.
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