World Geography - Countries and Capitals
World Countries and Capitals
About ten years ago I decided that I wanted to learn the names of all the countries of the world. I had no geography course or books, so I decided to look online and I found a ton of useful pages! I started with just a few sites of quizzes, and over the years have come to find many, many more sites that are great learning tools. A few years later, I decided to learn the capitals that go with all those countries so now I have even more sites. When I first started out on this journey, there was no Google Play Store to easily find learning apps. I don't even think I had a cell phone back then. lol
I have compiled a great list resources over the years and I have created this page so that others could have the benefit of all my searching without the ten year investment. :) Have fun, enjoy, and Happy Learning!
There are several lists of countries. You might think that all the lists would be the same, but you would be wrong. There are sovereign states, which we know as countries. There are de facto states - countries not recognized by all other countries. Then there are dependent territories which in itself has two categories. Self-governing territories - Territories that have their own government, and non-self-governing territories - Territories that are governed by their "Mother" country. Some territories like, Western Sahara are listed as non-self-governing territories and de facto states. It can get confusing at times, but you'll get it eventually. :)
Some lists and quiz sites use all countries and territories as countries, but most only use the list of sovereign states.
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of sovereign states only
- List of dependent territories
List of dependent territories, self-governing and non-self-governing.
- United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories
Lists only non-self-governing territories
- Online Interactive Maps
List of countries and capitals in a scroll-over map form.
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This lists shows a list of countries by population and density.
- Countries and Capitals List
I used this as a learning tool before I had great apps on my phone. Print this out double sided on cardstock. To construct a cover for the answers cut a piece of cardstock in half from top to bottom. Then cut out a notch on the top left side of the p
These are links to the sites I used to learn all the countries and capitals. My favorite is Lizardpoint, but I use all of them at different times because I didn't want to just learn the names once, I wanted to master that information. By using multiple sites I am able to learn what country the listed capital is in, and what the capital of the listed country is. It's helpful to know it both ways.
- Lizard Point
Clickable Map Quizzes - just click on the map to answer the questions. Great geography practice for students of all ages.
- Trivia Plaza
Flags, Countries, Cities, Landmarks and Capitals Geography quizzes. Have fun with this World quiz and get a grade for your trivia knowledge in this online Geography Trivia Quiz.
- I like 2 learn
Geography map quizzes
- JetPunk.com | Geography Quizzes
- Funbrain.com Where is that
Improve your geography skills. Fun game teaches states and countries with their capitals.
- Rethinking Schools - Just For Fun - Map Quiz
Limited area map quiz
- World Maps - geography online games
World geography quizzes galore - over 250 fun online map games teach capitals, country locations, and more. Also info on the culture, history, and much more.
- Gimme5games - Bod World
This game is really fun. It works well for people who need scoring as a motivation. If you miss too many questions you're out, but if you get 5 in a row right, you get bonus points. This game includes questions on country location, capital, physical
Several geography games and quizzes
- Map Puzzles
Learn United States and World geography with Maps that Teach. Free interactive maps to learn continents, countries, states, capitals, borders, physical features and cultural monuments.
- Can you name the Countries of the World?
You have 15 minutes to type in as many countries of the world as you can. This one gets tricky because a lot of countries aren't spelled like I think they should be. ;)
- Border countries Quiz
Name any bordering country for the listed countries.
- Geography Quizzes and Games
This site has almost 500 geography quizzes.
The Google Play Store has a wide variety of great apps to help with learning Geography. Here is a list of the apps that I have found to be most helpful. A lot of these apps are very similar, but I do have all of these on my phone anyway. It's nice to have a variety of game styles so I don't get bored with just one app. ;)
The last few links are in the descriptions of the app. You will just need to copy and paste the link into a new tab. I'm working to get this fixed.
- Countries of the World
Learn about the countries of the world - capitals, populations, languages, GDPs, religions, flags & more. Test your knowledge of world geography with quiz mode. Audio is included to help with pronunciation. Find countries using the interactive ma
- Capital City Quiz
The game is simple, just select capital to the given country - Contain all 225 countries - Global competition via online score board - Study mode to teach kids - Categorize questions by continent - 2 Players mode - National Flag
- World Capitals and Countries
Learn to more than 178 capitals of the world and see where they are on the map. In each country the flag is visible.
- World Countries:Quiz and Learn
World Countries : Quiz and Learn enables you to learn the names of the countries in an effective way by the form of quiz.
- World Country Quiz
Anyone can enjoy the World Country Quiz!! You can improve your knowledge about many countries. (Country, Capital, Flag, Language, Map etc) (195 Countries) < Quiz1 > * Quiz to be able to enjoy in a continent and type that you choose < Quiz2 &
- World Geography Quiz
World Geography Quiz game will test your knowledge of the world's oceans, mountains, capital cities, lakes, rivers, deserts, and national landmarks. It is a great educational tool that could be used in schools or at home. App includes questions about
- World Map 2014
This one is just a reference world map. It's handy to have offline for just a quick look at the world.
- MapMaster - Geography game
MapMaster is a fun and educational geography game. Play a pinpoint game where your mission is to pinpoint capitals, US states capitals, mountains and famous places in countries around the world. Locate rivers, lakes, mountain ranges and islands as fa
- Countries Location Maps Quiz
Learn the world countries locations maps! "Countries Location Maps Quiz" is a geographical test, that allow you to check your knowledge of the political maps of the world!
- Countries of the World
Please copy and paste link at the bottom of this description into a new tab. Quiz and handbook of all countries of the world. Flags, population, currency, government, capital, languages, and other information.Test your knowledge in the quiz and open
- World Atlas
Please copy and paste link at the bottom of this description into a new tab. Expand your knowledge - with over 260 countries and 230 capitals, this is the most complete atlas app on the market. Includes: * Olympics data * Demographics * Geographic
- World Atlas
Please copy and paste link at the bottom of this description into a new tab. Atlas is a great source of information to know about countries in the world. Based on this, aAtlas is made with almost 250+ country information like capital, the country fl
- Flags of the World
Please copy and paste link at the bottom of this description into a new tab. Look up information about all the countries in the world. The following information is currently included: * Its flag * Its map * Its population * Its currency name & c
- World Flags Quiz
Please copy and paste link at the bottom of this description into a new tab. Geographical quiz, which will allow you to quickly learn all the countries flags of the world! Functionality: - for given flag you will select proper country, - 10 levels o
These are a great way to quiz all the countries and capitals of the world at once, as opposed to one continent or geographical area at a time.
- Flashcards: Study History & Geography Flash Cards
I work mostly in the "Regions" section of this menu.
- Country Capitals Flashcards
Full list of countries and their capitals
- World Capitals flash cards
Tests on all 193 countries and capitals. Includes studying games and tools such as flash cards.
- Countries+Capitals study tools
All Countries and Capitals of the World. flashcards, matching games, crossword, hangman and other study tools.
Printable fill-in maps
Sometimes I like to print fill in maps to label the countries and capitals that way. It's just another way for your brain to understand and retain the information.
- Outline Maps
Free outline maps for geography tests. Blank world map, blank map of Europe, United States, Africa, and Asia.
- Limited area printable map
This site is just one map, but it serves it's purpose. Every map helps. :)
- Outline Maps
You have the option to print these maps with or without the labels.
- Print Maps Large and Small
Print maps of all sizes. Up to 66" x 86". The larger sizes print out on multiple sheets of paper for you to connect together.
Audio Pronunciation sites
Let's face it. A lot of these country names are just a little hard to pronounce. Even when I think I have it right I always check on one of these sites to be sure. A lot of the time I'm totally wrong. LOL I spent years thinking that Belarus was pronounced Bell - ar - us. When someone asked me where Belarus was, (correctly pronounced Bella - rÃ¼s) I didn't know where it was because I had never heard of that country before. It really pays to take this step and find out the correct pronunciations.
- inogolo: Pronounce the Names of People, Places, and Stuff in English
Pronunciations in English. Not all countries and capitals are listed on this site.
This stie has pronunciations for most countries and capitals in English and other languages as well.
- Merriam-Webster Online
This dictionary site has audio pronunciation for quite a few, but not all countries and capitals.
I have started a new project to get a picture from every country in the world on my computer as a screen saver. There are a lot of countries and even more pictures of them, so this is a long process, but it's worth it. You can learn so much about a country just by looking at the pictures that are taken of it.
- Panoramio - Photos of the World
This is a great tool. Pictures are shown on a map. You can zoom to see individual pictures. You can also search for pictures of the location you're looking for.
- World Photography
Free Download of all Pictures with a link or reference. Most photos from amateur photographers.
- PicturesOfPlaces.com - World Travel Pictures!
Pictures of places all over the world! Come see the world at picturesofplaces.com. Travel destinations, pictures and photos!
- Pictures from around the World
Photos and Pictures from Around the World
- Google Maps
Click on "More" to see photos, videos, and webcams.
Here are a couple of download-able geography programs.
- Google Earth
An awesome program! You can look at satellite pictures of the entire Earth.
- Google Maps
This is very similar to Google Earth, but it's online. It's doesn't have all the features of Google Earth, but it has some options that are not on Google Earth. It will default to a road map, but you can click on "Satellite" to see satellite images
- Free Geography Software
This is a list of a bunch of download-able geography programs. Some are completely free, and others are just a free trial.
I recently created a Country Studies Report Form for my daughter and thought you may like to have access to it also. I have included a few more links here that will help with finding the information requested on the form.
Homeschool Tip: My daughter is taking the information from this form and putting it into a Power Point presentation. If you want to use only the paper form, you could printout and attach photos to the form.
If you have any suggestions as to what to add, please send me a message and I'll consider putting it on the form. Enjoy!
- Country Study Form
3 page PDF Country Study Report Form
- The Weather Channel
To find current weather information in the capital cities.
- Countries of the World : geography, tourism, politics, economy, culture
This is an excellent site that will give you a lot of the information you will need to fill in the country study form. Make sure to check the Detailed Information tab at the top of the page for more information.
- Sunrise and sunset times around the World - Gaisma
Sunrise and sunset times around the World. This site will also give you information on how far the country you are studying is from your home. Scroll to the bottom of the page. It is listed as Distance. It will give an approximate distance from your
- XE - Universal Currency Converter
You may have to click on More Currencies to find the currency for your country.
- The World Clock & Time Zones
The World Clock shows current local time and date in cities and countries, in all time zones.
- Houses around the World
Pictures and descriptions of houses from a few countries around the world.
- Earth Calendar
A list of holidays from around the world. You can search by date or country.
- Flags of the World - World Flags, Flags of Countries, International Flags - Worldatlas.com
Flags of the world with basic information such as date the flag was first used and color meanings.
- Flags of the World
Flags of the world with more in-depth information.
- Geography Statistics
Lots of great information on this site. Including bordering countries, land area, total area, precipitation, and population.
- Border Countries
Alphabetical list of countries and their bordering countries.
These are great learning games! They all have the same premise of creating a 10 day journey through the selected part of the world. I have several of these games and they have really helped my family members to learn the countries with me.
Download World Music from Amazon MP3 - http://www.amazon.com/Putumayo-Label-World-Albums-Music/b?ie=UTF8&node=3617521
Putumayo has an excellent collection of music from all over the world! Copy and paste the link into a new tab. That should take you to a large list of Putumayo's world music. I love it all!