From Afghanistan to Jamaica to Zimbabwe, the countries of the world provide home for humans and habitat for wildlife.
Sample some of the following activities to learn more about countries of the world.
The following are places to go (some real and some virtual) to find out about the countries of the world.
Take a tour of Egypt. Ride a virtual camel.
The Galapagos Islands lie six hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador and belong to Ecuador. There are thirteen major islands, six smaller islands, and hundreds of tiny islets.
Greatest Places is an online resource offered to teachers and students for understanding cultural and geographical diversity provided by the Science Museum of Minnesota in conjunction with the Greatest Places Imax Film.
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.
Take a trip to the United Nations. Its purpose is "to bring all nations of the world together to work for peace and development, based on the principles of justice, human dignity and the well-being of all people."
Ask A Linguist is a place where anyone interested in language or linguistics can ask a question and, if approved, get responses from a panel of professional linguists, all of whom have volunteered to help provide this free service.
A resource of and for the Washington D.C. foreign embassy community.
This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders not occupying either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases.
Meet the current Secretary of State, appointed by the President. Who, with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser.
The Electronic Embassy provides information on each of the embassies in Washington D.C., with links to Web-based resources where available.
Check out the flags of all countries.
Convert 25 drams from Armenia, 25 drachmas from Greece, and 25 talas from Western Samoa to United States dollars.
Find out how far it is between countries of the world. It is 5485 from Salt Lake City to Tokyo, Japan. It is 7570 miles from Ogden, Utah to New Delhi, India. It's 7823 miles from St. George, Utah to Sydney, Australia.
Travel advice and information on the best holiday destinations from around the world.
If you wanted to say hello to everybody in the world, how many people would that be? And how many languages would you have to learn? You would have to learn at least 2,796 languages and say hello to 5,720,000,000 people!
This database contains public holidays for over 100 countries. Which country celebrates Carnaval? Which countries celebrate Boxing Day?
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