Planet Earth

The world is a busy, complicated place. From business to politics to culture, it can be hard to get a grip on it all. Infoplease is here to help. Broaden your horizons with our country profiles, maps, statistics, travel tips, and more.

Atlas: World, Country, and State Maps

Whether you're studying history or planning your next vacation, a good map can make all the difference.

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Conflicts and Wars

 Unfortunately there are conflicts across the globe. Learn more about their impact. 

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There are almost 200 countries. We have profiles with historical, cultural, and statistical info for each one. 

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Current Events

Stay up to date with the biggest events with Infoplease's U.S., world, science, and disaster news.

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Learn about the members of the UN, international organizations, embassy information, and more.

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Learn about tragedies of the past and present, with facts and figures on damages and more.

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Economic Statistics

. Learn about the richest and poorest countries, global income inequality, and more. 

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For the budding vexillologist, we've got images of every flag in the world and in each U.S. state.

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Explore the Earth with our collection of maps, plus info on landforms, oceans, rivers, and more.

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Health and Social Statistics

Read about the best countries for women, the countries with the best life expectancy, and more.

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Monuments and Landmarks

Research the world's largest structures and the history of major landmarks like the Seven Wonders

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Population Statistics

The most important statistic of all. Learn about the most populated countries, biggest cities, and more.

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Travel & Transportation

Discover top destinations. Then research visa info, travel warnings, and more to get you on your way.

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