A country is a large area of land that is controlled by its own government. It may be an independent sovereign state, or a non-sovereign political division, and features distinct boundaries on a map, as well as unique people and political characteristics. There are officially 196 countries in the world, with Russia being the largest country by area, and Vatican City the smallest.
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The Australian continent is also known as Oceania; it includes Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Polynesia and Melanesia. Page includes a map and chart of Oceania countries.
A young, Native American woman with long black hair and a pink scarf smiles into the camera, with the blue ocean behind her. Visitors to North America can choose to visit various countries, depending upon the type of experience they are looking for.
Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic, and the country is mountainous with the highest peak, Pic La Selle, at 8,770 feet. Haiti is among the poorest countries in the West.
World maps give us some perspective on the relative size of continents and countries. Find helpful political and relief maps of the world along with interesting facts about all seven continents.
Africa is the second largest continent on earth, and it consists of 53 countries. Its natural resources include gold, diamonds, and copper. Visit this site to find a printable map of Africa.
The continent of Asia is home to over 40 countries and is the largest part of the Eurasian land mass. Visit this site to learn more about the continent of Asia and find a printable map.
Denmark is a country comprised of nearly 500 islands. It is located to the north of Germany and is the smallest of the Scandinavian countries. Visit this site to learn more about Denmark.
The European continent is home to over 40 countries. It is bounded to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean and Black Seas, to the east by Asia, and to the north by the Arctic Ocean.
The North American continent includes Canada, the United States of America, Mexico, Greenland, the Caribbean islands, and the countries of Central America. Visit this site to view the North America map.
The continent of South America consists of 12 countries, along with French Guiana which belongs to France. It is bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Locate cities of the Middle East on this map, and find a chart featuring the area, population, currency, capital city, and time zone of countries in the Middle East.
Scotland is one of four countries comprising the UK. It is bordered by England to the south, the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the northwest, and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the southwest.
This site features information about the worldwide military conflict of World War II, which involved 61 countries and lasted from 1939-1945. Links to additional World War II resources are also provided.
Sun reflects off the golden exterior of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. The city of Jerusalem, mentioned hundreds of times in the Bible, is one of the most popular destinations in the Middle East.
The government has released a list of around 60 countries that Britons can travel to without needing to quarantine on their return. Here we look at some of the best travel routes and accommodation ...
Daily Mail. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 18:12:47 +0100.
Scientists predict this hurricane season will be severe. But countries in the region, with economies burdened by the pandemic and the devastation of past hurricanes, have not been able to fully prepare.
Kirk Semple. New York Times. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 13:09:40 +0000.
The Northern Mexican state of Sonora - which borders Arizona and a small portion of New Mexico - is toughening border restrictions this weekend as both regions experience a surge in coronavirus cases.
J. Edward Moreno. The Hill. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 20:12:31 +0000.
Genzmer, Herbert, and Christian Schutz. Countries and Continents. Bath, England. Parragon Publishing. 2008.