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National Geographic Online
Adults who love geography already know what this site has to offer, and it's welcoming to kids as well. They can begin slowly by visiting Xpedition Hall, an interactive learning museum, and eventually move on to building their own maps using the MapMachine.

Library of Congress Country Studies
The Library of Congress Federal Research Division has prepared a series of books that are detailed studies of 85 countries, which are now available online. Historic background of each country, as well as political, social, economic and national security information.

US Census Bureau International Database
This computerized data bank contains statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world.

UN Official Document Search
This page covers all types of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. Older UN documents are, however, added to the system on a daily basis. ODS also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards.

Area Studies by Region
allAfrica Global Media is the largest distributor of African news information in the world. This site is among the Internet's largest content sites, with 700 stories posted in French and English daily. There is a 400,000-article archive that can be searched by region (northern to southern), by country, or even by topic.

Asia Society

This site provides information regarding the cultural, economic, social, historical, and political dimensions of Asia. Offers everything from Asian recipes to in-depth analysis of significant issues.

History in the News: The Middle East
An excellent place to monitor recent events in the Middle East or to gain a better appreciation for its diverse cultures. Includes links to general resources—history, culture, society, religion, economics, politics, and news and media—and regional resources arranged by country.

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