Technology seems to be pushing us ever closer to a global village—the photograph, the telegraph, the cell phone and the Internet all exist to make the world seem smaller. But in spite of how international society becomes, what happens close to home will always matter most. With our Regional Directory, we’ve made it easy to find the information and resources that are most pertinent to where you live, work and play. For your convenience, we’ve divided the websites in our directory into ten regional categories. You can browse for local information about businesses, government programs and services, local news and weather, cultural information and events by clicking on the region where you live.
Africa is the second largest of the seven continents and is home to over a billion people living in approximately 60 territories. Bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Indian Ocean to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Africa covers 6 percent of the Earth’s surface and accounts for about 15 percent of the world’s population. Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa are some of the more well-known African nations.
Asia is the largest and continent in the world and is home to more people than any other continent on the planet. Spanning from the Pacific Ocean in the east to where it meets Africa and Europe in the west and stretching into the Indian Ocean in the south, Asia accounts for about 4 billion people, which is about 60 percent of the world’s population. China, India and Russia make up the bulk of the economic, geographic and cultural makeup of Asia.
The Caribbean is a collection of islands (archipelago) in the Caribbean Sea between North America and South America. Major nations include Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and the Bahamas. Because of its tropical climate, the Caribbean is a popular vacation destination.
Central America consists of the southernmost isthmian portion that connects North America to South America. Central America is lush with wildlife and is home to about 7 percent of the nation’s biodiversity, in spite of occupying only about 0.1 percent of the Earth’s surface. Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Costa Rica are among the constituent nations of Central America.
Europe comprises the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia and is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean. Europe is the second smallest continent yet the third most populous. The United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain and Germany are all in Europe.\
The Middle East lies between Asia, Africa and Europe and contains Iraq, Israel, Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
North America is bounded by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. To the south is the Gulf of Mexico. Consisting of Mexico, Canada, the United States and the Central American countries, North America is the fourth most populous continent in the world.
Oceania refers to the region surrounding Australia in the Pacific Ocean. It stretches as far east as the Pitcairn Islands.
South America comprises much of the South and Western Hemispheres and is ranked fifth in population and fourth in geographic area. The largest nation is Brazil, followed by Argentina and Peru.
Countries, geographical regions broken up into physical territories of sovereign states, are how we differentiate between all the billions of people on earth. A country is a place that speaks to who you are, how you were raised, what language you speak, what your beliefs you have and even what color your skin is. How many countries are there in the world you ask? Well the answer falls somewhere between 192 and 196 depending on what expert you ask and what they feel the true definition of a country is. Learning about other countries is important to gain knowledge about the world and understand other cultures. It is also the main reason we have created this directory. In our directory on countries you will learn about regional flags, capitals around the world and historical information that covers politics, economic issues, wars and more. We will dive into the most important data to compare countries including population, income, exchange rate and net worth. Whether you need to understand the Korean War and why it came about or you simply need to find out the population of Ireland and the biggest export of Kazakhstan - you will be able to do it while browsing through the resources in our directory. Never travel to a country or do a book report again without checking our directory first and you will always be the person in the room with the most advanced knowledge.