World Geography and Culture Online


About This Database


The Definitive Resource for Studying the Geography and Cultures of the World

World Geography and Culture Online enhances the study of countries, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills. This comprehensive reference site makes it easy to study all aspects of a country, with facts at a glance and in-depth coverage through country entries, maps, flags, images, statistics, news articles, a gazetteer, and more. In addition, comprehensive entries about the U.S. states are also available. Ideal for history and geography classrooms and projects as well as for general country and U.S. state research, this online resource features an easy-to-navigate interface, search and browse tools, and tabbed search results.


  • Country entries: descriptions of more than 200 countries, with information on geography, people and culture, weather and climate, history, government, and society; maps and flags; facts and figures; images; and news articles
  • U.S. state profiles: descriptions of all 50 states and Washington, D.C., with political, outline, elevation, and locator maps; city and geographical features maps; flags; facts and figures; government information; biographies; timeline; and images
  • Maps: more than 1,300 easy-to-read political, elevation, and outline maps; regional geographic and thematic maps; city, state, and physical features maps; and more
  • Compare and rank tools: tools that compare and rank countries or U.S. states by a variety of criteria
  • News articles, updated regularly.


  • Gazetteer
  • Geography concepts and principles
  • Maps, flags, and images
  • Geography glossary
  • Conversion calculator
  • “Did You Mean…?” search feature
  • Persistent record links
  • Dynamic citations in MLA and CMS¬†formats.

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