CIA - The World Factbook oh now you can be as smart as Donny R. It is an interesting site. It has bsic facts on every country in the world, selectable from a drop down list. It includes some maps and flags.
test: where is Bassas da India..... This is a great site to get a grasp on what a country is about. IT even include hot international issues- Disputes - international and countries roll as a producer of drugs.....now sadly we need country's roll as a consumer of drugs..it also gives aids information. It goes without saying ...do not use it as your only source....same is true of anything on the web these days