World Atlas & Map Library

Many believe the word "atlas" comes from the Greek deity who is commonly pictured with the entire world balanced carefully across his broad shoulders, named Atlas himself. Additionally, Claudius Ptolemaeus, or Ptolomy, was a 2nd-century scholar who is often attributed as being the father of modern geographical maps, as well as astronomical and mathematical breakthroughs.

As such, atlases and maps have long held prominence around the world, from ancient cultures to modern audiences who navigate with Google Maps. 

So, why not check out our World Atlas with links to maps of countries, states, and regions, and find a geography guide & facts about every country in question. Explore the countries of the world with our map library and atlas archive to answer all of your burning cartographical queries.

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Click on a region below for a more detailed map, or try our map index.

World Maps and Atlas
Arctic RegionNorth AmericaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaCaribbeanSouth AmericaEuropeAfricaAfricaMiddle EastAsiaPacific IslandsAustraliaNew ZealandAntarctica


Map Library Map Library: Map Index · Printable U.S. Maps · Country Maps · U.S. State Maps
World World: Country Profiles · Flags · World Statistics
United States United States: The 50 States · Cities · U.S. Statistics · US Map
tools Tools: Distance Calculator · Latitude-Longitude Finder
Archive Geography Fun: Quizzes