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Atlapedia Online
Quick searches of Atlapedia will pull up ample information on your country of choice, from local currency to modern history. The World Maps section provides both physical and political maps in nice detail.

Earthwatch
Interactive geography projects on the Internet and resource materials for teachers.

Geography World
A wonderful resource of teacher and student geography links.

Helping Your Child Learn Geography
by the US. Department of Education

How Far Is It?
Lets you calculate the distance between two cities using latitude and longitude.

The Lonely Planet: Destinations
Choose a region of the world from this page's map or text menu, and an enlarged view will appear. Then choosing your country of interest opens a page full of information, much of which is geared to be of interest to travelers.

Map Machine
Physical and political maps of all kinds by National Geographic.

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
A must-see site for all cartography enthusiasts.

Pulse of the Planet
Provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature and culture worldwide and blending interviews and extraordinary natural sound.

 

United States of America

 

Do you know how many people live in the United States of America? Find out the current population estimated by the US Census Bureau.

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