Waunakee Community High School

Brey -- World History


CIA World Fact Book

Published annually, by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), this is a handy reference work for basic statistical data on the countries of the world. Also, check out their appendices and maps at the bottom of the page


The data at this site ranges from country profiles (provinces and main cities) to the highest mountains in the world, to a list of all countries in the world with their capitals, surface area and population. Nicely done tables and charts with sources cited in all cases.

Time Maps



This database provides an interface to data from the CIA Factbook and other sources. You can compare any data element of two countries, find the top five countries for any data element, or look at all data elements for a particular country. You can also compare data values against another data value (for instance, see the population of two countries as per total land area) using a modifier.

World Resources Institute

Information on resources around the world.

Information Please

Information on world countries; maps. facts, government, almanac data.


Atlapedia online

Atlapedia Online contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.


United Nations - Human Development Index

Statistics from the United Nations for the previous year


Student Research Center
Select the "Uncheck All" button and then look in Country Reports or  Photos, Maps & Flags for information.


Culture Grams 
Provides access to articles, videos, podcasts, photos and websites related to countries of the world and reports on major world conflicts that includes historical and current information.

Enter Culture Grams  from SCHOOL
Enter Culture Grams from HOME (Need Username and Password)

Last Updated: 1/5/15
Adjust Font Size: A A A A A A A