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Political and Administrative Maps of continents, countries and regions, as well as online resources of maps, map collections, reference maps, and world maps.

In the list below you will find maps and links to maps around the world.

Definition: Maps are abstract two-dimensional, geometrically more or less accurate representations of a three-dimensional space, like landscapes, oceans, mountains or cities etc.. The science and art of map-making is cartography.

Maps of the World

Maps of Africa

Maps of The Americas
Maps of Canada | Maps of Central America & the Caribean
Maps of North America | Maps of South America | Maps of the USA

Maps of Asia
Maps of China | Maps of India
Maps of the Middle East

Maps of Australia

Maps of Europe

Maps of Antarctica

Index of Maps by Country

Listing of maps and map related sites

Map Companies & Services

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Online maps of the world.

The map is not the territory.
(Alfred Korzybski)
Additional links to maps of states and countries you will find at Country Maps Index, or at the country profiles:
List of Countries of the World from A to Z

Maps of the World

Map of World Continents
Continents and regions of the world.

Google Map of Earth
Have a look from space at our planet.

Outline Map of the world
Free blank map of the world for educational purposes.

Political Map of the World
World map showing independent states borders, dependencies or areas of special sovereignty, islands and island groups as well as capital cities.

profile Physical Map of the World
Shaded relief map of the world, showing landmasses, continents, oceans, regions, mountain ranges, islands and island groups as well as extreme points.

continents map

The Continents (click on the map to enlarge)

world outline map
Outline map of the world (click on the map to enlarge)

Maps of Africa

Small Map of the African continent

Political Map of Africa
Map of Africa, the African states with borders, the capital and other major cities.

Map of Africa
Map of Africa showing a satellite image of the continent with the African states, their capitals and major cities.

 Map of Northern Africa and the Middle East

 Map of West Africa

Historical Map of Africa in 1885
Annotated Map of the Black Continent at the end of the 19th century with brief descriptions of the countries, kingdoms, and and regions of that time.

Google maps of African countries:

Maps of Africa
List of detailed Maps of almost all African Countries.

Google Earth Map of Africa
Searchable map and satellite view, find any place in Africa.

List of Google Maps of Africa
Searchable Maps of Countries and Major Cities of Africa.

Maps of Africa
by the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.

Historical Maps of Africa
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.
go africa
Map of Africa (click on the map to enlarge)

Maps of The Americas

Maps of Central America & The Caribean
Map of Central America and the Caribbean (855px)
Reference Map of Central America and the Caribbean.
Map of Central America and the Caribbean (1200px)
Clickable political map of Central America and the Caribbean.

Maps of North America
Map of North America (855px)
Reference Map of North America.
Map of North America (1200px)
Clickable political map of North America.
profile Shaded Relief Map of North America
Physical North America Map

Maps of South America
Map of South America (855px)
Reference Map of South America.
Map of South America (1200px)
Clickable political map of South America.

Maps of the Americas
By PCL Map Collection (public domain.)

Maps of Canada

 Administrative Map of Canada
Map is showing Canada's ten provinces and three territories.

The National Atlas of Canada
Information on the geography of Canada.

Maps of the United States
USA map
Map of the United States

Map of the United States
OWNO's free Map of the United States.
Blank Map of the United States
Free map with national and states borders.

Index of Maps of the U.S. States
Maps of all the 50 U.S. States.

Map of United States Time Zones
Time Zones of the United States and the actual time in the different time zones.

Google Maps of the American and Caribbean countries:

List of Google Maps of the Americas and the Caribbean
Searchable Maps of Countries and Major Cities of the Americas and Caribbean.

50 States
US States and Capitals, including maps of all states.
United States Profile
Links and information to and about the United States.

External Links:
The National Atlas of the United States of America
By the U.S. Geological Survey.
National Mapping Information
Maps and Aerial Photo Images Online.
State Map Sites (U.S.)
The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.
Relief maps of the United States
The relief maps use false-color 3-D shading to show changes of altitude.

Historical Maps of The Americas
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.
North America Map
Map of North America (click on the map to enlarge)


Maps of Asia

profile Reference Map of Asia
Political Map of Asia.

profile Map of Central Asia
Map of Central Asia region.

Map of Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia

Map of Southeast Asia
Map of the Southeast Asia region.

profile Map of Western Asia
Map of Western Asia and the Middle East region.

profile Maps of Asia
Political maps of almost all Asian countries.

Google maps of Asian countries:
Index of Google Maps of Asia
List of searchable Maps of Countries and Major Cities of Asia.

External Links:
Maps of Asia
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.

Map of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
The free association of sovereign states formed in 1991, and comprising Russia and the republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, that were formerly part of the Soviet Union.

Maps of China
Map of China's Provinces
China Map

Administrative Map of China
Political Map of China's Administrative Divisions.

External Link:
Maps of China
Country Maps, City Maps.

Maps of India
Map of India's States
India Map

Map of India
Administrative Map of India with States and Union Territories and their Capitals.

States of India:
Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal

Union Territories:
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep, Puducherry

Google Map of India
Satellite view of India.

Maps of the Middle East

Google maps of Middle East countries:
Map of Western Asia and the Middle East
Political Map of Southwestern Asia and the Middle East.

Index of Google Maps of the Middle East
Google Maps of Countries and Capital Cities of the Middle East.

Google Maps:
Bahrain | Egypt | Iran | Iraq | Israel | Jordan | Kuwait | Lebanon | Oman
Palestine | Qatar | | Saudi Arabia | SyriaUnited Arab Emirates | Yemen

External Links:
Map of the Middle East region (2003)
Middle East Maps
by MidEast Web.
Maps of The Middle East

Historical Maps of Asia
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection of Historical Maps of Asia.
Asia Map
Map of Asia (click on the map to enlarge)


Maps of Australia/Oceania

Map of Australia/Oceania
Reference Map of the Australia/Oceania continent.

Administrative Map of Australia
Map showing continental Australia with state borders and capital cities.
Australia Map
Political Map of Australia.
Detailed Australia Map
Map showing mainland Australia with international borders, state boundaries, the national capital Canberra, state capitals, major cities and towns, main roads, railroads and international airports.

Map of Melanesia
Map of the Island States and Territories of Melanesia.
Map of Micronesia
Map of the Island States and Territories of Micronesia.
Map of Polynesia
Map of the Countries and Territories in Polynesia, the island states in the eastern part of Oceania.

Google maps of Australian countries:

Index of Google Maps of Australia/Oceania
Searchable Maps of Countries and Major Cities of Australia/Oceania.

External Links to Maps of Australia/Oceania
Geoscience Australia
Online resource for Australia related facts and maps.
Maps of Australia and the Pacific
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.

Historical Maps of Australia and the Pacific
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.

Political Map of Australia

Australia Map

Maps of Europe

europe map
Map of Europe

Map of Europe
Political map of States of the European Union and EFTA, with cities and capitals.
Map of the Mediterranean Region
Political Map of Mediterranean Region, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Black Sea Region.
Map of the Balkan Peninsula
Political Map of the Balkans.
Map of Central Europe
Political Map of Central and Eastern Europe.
Map of Scandinavia
Political Map of Fennoscandia and Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland).
Topographgic Map of the Iberian Peninsula
Shaded relief map of the Iberian Peninsula.

Google Maps of European Countries:

Index of Google Maps of Europe
Index of searchable Maps of Countries and Capital Cities of Europe.

Google Maps:
Albania | Andorra | Austria | Belarus | Belgium | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Bulgaria | Croatia | Cyprus | Czech Republic | Denmark | Estonia | Faroe Islands | Finland | France Germany | Greece | Greenland | Hungary | Iceland | Ireland | Italy
Latvia | Liechtenstein | Lithuania | Luxembourg
Macedonia | Malta | Moldova | Monaco | Montenegro
Netherlands | Northern Ireland Norway | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Russia
San Marino | Scotland | Serbia | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain |Sweden | Switzerland Turkey | Ukraine | United Kingdom | Vatican City

External links to maps of Europe
Maps of Europe
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.

Historical Maps of Europe
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.

Maps of Antarctica

Map of Antarctica
Physical Map of Antarctica.

Google map of Antarctica:

Google Map of Antarctica
Satellite View of Antarctica.

Planetary Maps
Maps of the Solar System
Planetary Maps of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, The Sun, Asteroids, and Star maps.

Worldmap of Press Freedom
World Map of Press Freedom
Map of the worldwide situation of freedom of the press.

Map indexes, map directories and other cartographic related sites.

web culture Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
Online Maps, many of them in the public domain.

The Shaded Relief Map of the World
Zoom in and out of this map of the world, shows Longitude and Latitude of your choice. (Java required)

World City Maps
A collection of maps in the public domain for cities around the world.

Maps of World Regions
CIA World Factbook - maps of all world regions in the public domain.

Dymaxion Map-Fuller Projection
"The flat Earth"
The Dymaxion Map - Fuller Projection,
the only flat map of the entire surface of the earth that reveals our planet as it really is, an island in one ocean without any visible distortion of the relative shapes and sizes of the land areas, and without splitting any continents.

GTOPO30 Global Topographic Data
World map, a global digital elevation model (DEM) with a horizontal grid spacing of 30 arc seconds (approximately 1 kilometer).

great site Online Map Creation
Create maps interactively at this site and download them onto your harddisk after completion.

Relief Globe
Relief maps of planet Earth, show surface and undersea topography.

great site Oddens bookmarks
The Fascinating World of Maps and Mapping, with over 9000 Cartographic Links.

The World of Maps - Die Welt der Karten
Jürg Bühler's collection of maps, spacial data and GIS on the Internet - and how to find them. Links to catalogues of map holdings, map collections, and map archives, map curatorship, and map history, map institutions, map events, and many others.

Map Companies & Services

Open Street Map
A map of the world, created by people like you and free to use under an open license.

Google Maps
Web mapping service by Google, includes quick overview of traffic.

Formerly Nokia Maps now HERE, a company owned by Audi, BMW, and Daimler, includes current traffic conditions.

Bing Maps (formerly Vicinity's MapBlast!)
Free mapping service, Countries and Cities around the world.

Map Machine
Satellite, street maps and more from

Onlinemaps, Driving Directions.


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