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International Notes: CIA World Fact Book

Curious about a country’s geography, government, or economy? Try the CIA World Factbook.

The World Factbook “provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.”

Visitors to the site can explore countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. The Factbook displays flags, maps, and photographs from each […]

International Notes: Google Maps

Did you know that in addition to providing driving directions in the United States, Google offers international directions as well? Google Maps is a free service that allows you to view graphic and satellite maps of cities and countries worldwide.

In addition to offering street maps, Google Maps features a route planner for travel by […]

International Notes: Sending mail to other countries

Sending mail internationally can be tricky. Mailing addresses are not consistent country to country, so it helps to do a little research before sending mail abroad. In addition, certain kinds of mail may require additional documentation before they can be sent across borders.

One good resource for international address formats is Wikipedia’s Addresses page. The […]

International Notes: Online currency converter

Curious about international exchange rates? Need to know how many rupees your dollar will buy? Try an online currency converter.

The OANDA Currency Converter is one such easy-to-use site. Not only can see the current currency exchange rates, but you can also view historical information. The site allows you to access currency exchange rates as […]

International Notes: International phone numbers

Trying to call someone abroad, but can’t understand the phone number? Fear not! CountryCallingCodes.com aims to take the guesswork out of international phone numbers.

International phone numbers often look very different from phone numbers in the United States, and while there have been attempts to establish common standards for international phone numbers, countries are […]

International Notes: the World Clock

Need to call someone overseas? Don’t know what the time is in London or Seoul? Try the World Clock!

The World Clock has been an accurate and reliable source of time for over 15 years. The online clock (you can find it at http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/)features a list of cities all over the world with up-to-the-second time […]