Useful and concise information on every country in the world from the
Central Intelligence Agency.
U.S. Department of State provides Background Notes now online for each
country in the world.
Global Gourmet: Destinations
This site provides country profiles which include "recipes associated
with that country's or region's cuisine."
Nice color pictures of historical and current flags of the United States,
US Territories & Possessions.
of the World
"Flags of the World (FOTW) is the Internet's largest site devoted
to vexillology (the study of flags). Here you can read more than 12,600
pages about flags and view more than 22,700 images of flags."
The International Data Base (IDB) is a computerized data bank containing
statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for all countries
of the world
This site from the United Nations allows you to get statistics on population,
child-bearing, youth and elderly populations, education, human settlements,
literacy, water supply and sanitation, income and economic activity,
housing, unemployment, and health.
Large, clear printable flag graphics and basic country information can
be found here.
and Maps of the World
View national flags and maps for countries of the world.