Geography and Language

Geography - United States

City-Data.com
Provides profiles of thousands of U.S. cities.

Sperling's Best Places
Provides comparison information (cost of living, health, housing, crime, climate, transportation) on thousands of U.S. cities.

U. S. Gazetteer
Lists of facts on U.S. cities and locations. Provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Geography - World

Background Notes - U.S. Dept. of State
Background Notes are factual publications that contain information on all the countries of the world with which the United States has relations.

CIA - The World Factbook
The Central Intelligence Agency provides in-depth country profiles, including flags and maps. Authoritative site with lots of info.

Country Studies
The Country Studies Series 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. Provided by the Library of Congresss.

Eurostat
Eurostat is the Statistical Office of the European Communities situated in Luxembourg. It provides the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.

Everything International
Provides links to a wide variety of international business, education, and research internet sites.

How Far Is It?
This service uses data from the US Census and a supplementary list of cities around the world to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them (as the crow flies).

NationMaster.com
Provides a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD.

The Statesman's Yearbook
The Statesman's Yearbook includes reliable information on every country in the world, covering key historical events, population, and much more.

 

Maps

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
This site provides over 14,800 historic maps online. The collection focuses on rare 18th & 19th century North and South America maps & other cartographic materials. (You will need to disable your "pop-up blocker" to view the maps.)

Google Maps
Google's map searching website.

Map Locator
Provided by the U.S. Geological Service, this website displays longitude and latitude information for locations as you "mouse over" the locations on a map.

Outline Maps
Printable outline maps of the world.

Regional Maps from the CIA World Factbook
Regional world maps from the CIA World Factbook

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Foreign Languages

American Slanguages
Slang words grouped by U.S. cities.

BabelFish
Translate many languages.

Busuu
Learn languages online with interactive language courses and lessons.

Foreign Language Resources
Free resources online to study foreign languages, including English as a second language, are provided. The portal is used by teachers, parents and students of all ages on six of the seven continents (there are not many classrooms in Antarctica) and is available to anyone with an Internet connection.

Learn a Language
Learn A Language provides a variety of ways to study the following foreign languages - Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, German, Chinese and Russian. Native speakers of the languages pronounce the words.

 

Spanish Language Resources

CNN News en espanol
CNN News en espanol

Encyclopedia Brittanica en espanol
Encyclopedia Brittanica en espanol

Healthfinder en espanol
Healthfinder en espanol

Medicare en espanol
Medicare en espanol

Medline PLUS en espanol
Medline PLUS en espanol

Seguro Social en espanol
Seguro Social en espanol

Terra
Terra

World Book en espanol
World Book en espanol

Yahoo! en espanol
Yahoo! en espanol