A collection of maps, facts, and trivia about the 50 states.

CIA World Factbook
Hosted by the Central Intelligence Agency, the World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Country Studies
This site, hosted by the Library of Congress, 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.

Background cultural and sociological information on the countries and cultures of the world.

Flags of the World
A site devoted to vexillology (the study of flags) and containing more than 90,000 images of country, organization, state, territory, district, and city flags, both past and present.

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

Global Road Warrior
A business travel guide for 95 countries, addressing country-specific social customs, business culture & essential terms.

A site for viewing both map and satellite images of locations around the globe, find businesses, and get directions.

US Census Bureau Geography

Resources for understanding US census geography.

US Embassies Worldwide
A list of links to websites of U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions worldwide.

US Geological Survey
The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of the ecosystems and environment, natural hazards, natural resources, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help provide timely, relevant, and useable information.

World Conflict Today
Provides in-depth profiles of 10 important conflicts in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Basque Region, Columbia, Darfur, Iraq, Jammu and Kashmir, Korea, Northern Ireland and the Palestinian Territories.