A Research Guide for Students by I Lee

Chapter 13. USA, Canada, Countries of the World
Abbreviations, Facts, Flags, Maps,
and Cities of the World

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US flag

United States of America

National Anthem of USA

State Map Sites (U.S.) from University of Texas.
Official USPS Abbreviations from United States Postal Service.
50 State Bluebook Guide - Directories to State Governments.
America the Beautiful (State Flowers) Animated Flash Ecard by Jacquie Lawson

AK Alaska AL Alabama AR Arkansas
AZ Arizona CA California CO Colorado
CT Connecticut DC District of Columbia DE Delaware
FL Florida GA Georgia HI Hawaii
IA Iowa ID Idaho IL Illinois
IN Indiana KS Kansas KY Kentucky
LA Louisiana MA Massachusetts MD Maryland
ME Maine MI Michigan MN Minnesota
MO Missouri MS Mississippi MT Montana
NC North Carolina ND North Dakota NE Nebraska
NH New Hampshire NJ New Jersey NM New Mexico
NV Nevada NY New York OH Ohio
OK Oklahoma OR Oregon PA Pennsylvania
RI Rhode Island SC South Carolina SD South Dakota
TN Tennessee TX Texas UT Utah
VA Virginia VT Vermont WA Washington
WI Wisconsin WV West Virginia WY Wyoming


Canadian flag


National Anthem of Canada
13 Canadian Flags - Canada Maps
Distance Calculator and Driving Directions Canada
Online tool to calculate Distance and Driving Directions
between any two cities, villages, towns or airports in Canada.


AB  Alberta BC  British Columbia MB  Manitoba
NB  New Brunswick NL  Newfoundland/Labrador
 NF changed to NL on 21 Oct. 2002
NS  Nova Scotia
ON  Ontario PE  Prince Edward Island QC  Quebec
SK  Saskatchewan


NT  Northwest Territories NU  Nunavut YT  Yukon or Yukon Territory

Learn more about Canada's newest Territory at: Nunavut from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Symbols of Nunavut, Nunavut.com - a brief portal to the best of Nunavut. How do you pronounce Nunavut? "Nunavut, pronounced 'Noo-na-voot' and written as Nunavut in both English and French, means 'our land' in Inuktitut, the language of Inuit."

Visit also the official government sites for these Canadian provinces and territories: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon.


USA Canada UK Australia Singapore Italy Netherlands Japan Malaysia Denmark Germany Finland China Brazil Austria France

Countries of the World

National Anthems

Alphabetical Listing by Countries
Alphabetical Listing by Country Codes

ISO 3166 Country Codes - English country names and code elements
NISO (National Information Standards Organization) for further information.

Links to Other Countries of the World Sites:

Links to Flags

Flags of the USA:

Flags of Canada:

Flags of the World:

Cities of the World

10 Best Big Cities - Best Places to Live in the United States, 2006. See also Top 100.

50states.com - States and Capitals.

Boom Towns - Overall Best Cities in the United States for Doing Business. Rankings of 393 American cities, from Inc.com.

Capital Cities - Urban Directories from CityMayors.com. The world's capital cities with population figures. Includes:
Largest Cities in the World - Some 640 million people live in the world’s 300 largest cities.
Largest European Cities - Some 212 million people live in Europe’s 500 largest cities.
Largest U.S. Cities - Nine cities with more than one million people.
Largest Canadian Cities - Top 30 Canadian cities by population.
Largest German Cities - Almost 37 million people live in Germany’s 300 largest cities.
Largest UK Cities - UK's 200 largest towns, cities and districts.
Largest Japanese Cities - More than 57 million people live in Japan's largest cities.
Largest U.S. Cities.

China Guide - Cities. City Guide from Travel China Guide.com. Includes Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Shangri-La in Yunnan, Lhasa in Tibet. Attractions by City.

Cities Around the World. Over 6,100 photographic images from the slide collections of the American Geographical Society (AGS) Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.

Cities around the World from Earth and Moon Viewer site. Select a city and view it from the sky above right this minute. Zoom in to see image. To see image in day light, click the "No night" box then the "Update" button even though it may be night time there.

Cities.com. World City Guides powered by Worldnews. Search city sites by City, Country or Subject.

City-Data.com. Stats about all U.S. cities - maps, race, income, photos, education, crime data, wealth, geographical data, housing, businesses, birthplaces of famous people, political contributions, city government employment, weather, hospitals, schools, libraries, houses, airports, radio and TV stations, zip codes, area codes, user-submitted facts, similar cities list, comparisons to averages, and more.

City Guides. City Travel Guide from World Travel Guide.

City Map Sites. Links from Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas. Cities around the world in A-Z order.

City Population - Find the city population of any country. Search is performed on the country pages of CityPopulation using Google. Results indicate Capital cities for countries, states or provinces. View Canada - City Population - Cities, Towns & Provinces. Click on Details to see City Population of each Canadian Province. Example: Ontario City Population. Tables & Maps, from Thomas Brinkhoff, Germany.

CityPopulation.de - Principal Cities & Agglomerations in America - Population of Major Cities and Agglomerations of Countires in North and South America and outlying islands. Includes inhabitants, statistics, maps, largest cities, leading cities, and more.

CityPopulation.de - Principal Cities & Agglomerations in Asia - Population of Major Cities and Agglomerations of Countires in Asia (in tables and maps).

CityRating.com. Find the best place to live in the United States. Site consists of a comprehensive resource of city demographic guides, local weather forecasts, cost of living, population statistics, crime statistics, school rankings, career and occupational outlook, weather history, average temperatures, relative humidity and general relocation information about the most prominent metro areas in the U.S.A.

Citysearch. U.S. City Guides and U.S. Movie and Entertainment Guides, and International City Guides. Site covers major cities in United States, Australia, Canada, Korea, Scandinvia, and Japan. 11 million local business listings, 500,000 links to local Websites of clubs, community groups, libraries, museums, stores, theaters, etc.

ClickState.com - United States Local Web Directory. Search this massive online directory for business in your community. Select a State, then browse by Cities. Includes latest State News, State Information (includes flag, geography, longitude / latitude, restaurants, real estate), and more.

CNN.com Weather. Find 5-day weather forecasts for cities around the world.

Community Mottos & Nicknames. Find out what cities or communities are associated with these mottos, slogans, nick names. Search Index of Mottos and Names by Mottos & Nicknames, or by State & City Names. Includes additional info on the city: Statistics & Facts, Location, Weather & Climate, History, City Attractions, Government, Business Directory, Chamber of Commerce, Organizations, Churches, Sports, Libraries, Schools.

Craigslist Homepage. How to Use Craigslist.

DiscoverOurTown.com provides comprehensive city guides that include travel information, area attractions and restaurant listings for towns across the United States.

Distance Calculator and Driving Directions US. An online tool to calculate the Distance and Driving Directions between any two cities, villages, towns or airports in the United States.

EarthCam. Webcam Network. Include: New York City, Seattle, Vegas, Miami, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Niagara Falls (Canada), Saskatoon (Canada), Noto (Italy), and other cities.

HomeFacts - Critical Health, Safety and Environmental Information on US cities. HomeFacts has created this very comprehensive home and community report providing community information about cities and their surrounding areas. Stats about each featured city or neighborhood in the United States include: crime data, demographics (based on U.S. Census data), sex offenders list (include photos, names, addresses), water and air quality, pollution, environmental hazards, meth labs, UV index report, community resources such as colleges, universities, schools, airports, libraries, hospitals, police and fire stations, zoos, aquariums, retirement homes, related featured articles, and more. Type Address, City, State, Zip Code, or Choose a State and City. Include maps.

Hong Kong from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
About Hong Kong from info.gov.hk - The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.
Hong Kong: Part of the Places of a Lifetime series from Traveler magazine - National Geographic.
All About Hong Kong from Discover Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Facts & Figures from A View on Cities.
Hong Kong Attractions from A View on Cities.
Hong Kong, Gateway To China, 1938. YouTube video, 11:21 min.
Regions and territories: Hong Kong. Overview, Facts, Leaders, Media, from BBC News.
Map of Hong Kong. Hong Kong Tourist Maps.
Map of Hong Kong China. Hong Kong Maps and Travel Guide.
Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport (1925 - 1998). YouTube video, 3:45 min.
Extreme Engineering: Building Hong Kong's Airport. Veoh Video, 5 min. preview of a 44 min. video.
Building Hong Kong's Airport from Discovery Channel: Extreme Engineering: Hong Kong Airport.
Arrival of Hong Kong Airport. YouTube video, 3:52 min.
Hong Kong International Airport from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Hong Kong International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong from Airport Technology.com.

Local Yellow Pages. Gateway to City Guides in the United States. Click on popular cities to find local businesses, maps, driving directions, phone numbers, services and more.

Official City Sites. Include major cities from the following countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States.

Sperling's BestPlaces. Compare cities in the United States, categories include population, cost of living, crime rate, education, climate, transportation, etc.

Subway Maps from around the world. Pick a city from Europe, America, Australia, Africa, Asia and Middle East.

Time Out Travel - Cities A-Z - Travel Guides.

World Capitals - Listing of Capital Cities of the World alphabetically by Country, with population, from Infoplease.com.