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I would like to do the following but more correctly:

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I would like to have to have the images on the right and information on the left. I tried using wrapfigure package to do it but I don't think that is the best route to take. What do you recommend I do to achieve this?

EDIT:

How can I the following so the images are side by side and the text between "Area" and table the is minimized? Here is an image:

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Is there a reason why a tabular environment wouldn't work for you, with the text in the left-hand entry and the graphic in the right? –  Steven B. Segletes May 1 '13 at 12:54
    
@StevenB.Segletes I thought of using the tabular environment also but I don't how to set it up because I am using two graphics and the wrapfigure environment. @CountZero, I am using minipage within the wrapfigure, so do you mean I should have two other minipages that contain the information on the left and pictures on the right? –  Jeel Shah May 1 '13 at 12:55

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EDITED ANSWER (Without \tabular) With this approach, each subsection can be tailored for the particular material. As such, the \parbox can be made narrower, to allow room for two figures and to force its vertical extent to increase.

Note: I left original answer below this edit, because it constitutes a different approach wherein images & tables are all allocated an equal horizontal space on the page):

\documentclass{article}
\parskip 1em\parindent 0ex
\begin{document}
\section{Geographic Information}
\textbf{Country Name:} The conventional long form ``The United States of
America'' and the conventional short form is ``U.S.'' or ``The U.S.'' or
``America'' or ``The States.''

Two other maps can be found in the appendix.

{\large\textbf{Area, Time Zone, Climate}}

\textbf{Area}

\parbox[b]{1.6in}{
  Area of the United Sates is 9,826,675~m$^2$.  The United States as a
  percentage of Canada: 0.984\%.  Ontario as a percentage of the United
  States: 0.10\%
}
\hfill\rule{1.5in}{1in}\hfill\rule{1.5in}{1in}\\

\textbf{Time Zone}

\parbox[b]{2.3in}{
  Due to the size of the U.S., numerous time zones will be discussed.
}
\hfill
  \begin{tabular}{|l|l|}
  \hline
  America& Ottowa (12:00 PM)\\
  CT & 11:00 A.M.\\
  EST & 12:00 P.M.\\
  MST & 10:00 A.M.\\
  PST & 9:00 A.M.\\
  \hline
  \end{tabular}

\end{document}

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ORIGINAL ANSWER (with \tabular):

Here's one possibility, using tabular that I mentioned in a comment above.

\documentclass{article}
\parskip 1em
\begin{document}
\section{Geographic Information}
\textbf{Country Name:} The conventional long form ``The United States of
America'' and the conventional short form is ``U.S.'' or ``The U.S.'' or
``America'' or ``The States.''

Two other maps can be found in the appendix.

{\noindent\large\textbf{Area, Time Zone, Climate}}

\noindent\begin{tabular*}{\textwidth}{@{\hspace{0ex}}lr@{\hspace{0ex}}}
\multicolumn{2}{@{\hspace{0ex}}l}{\textbf{Area}}\\
\parbox[b]{2.6in}{
  Area of the United Sates is 9,826,675~m$^2$.  The United States as a
  percentage of Canada: 0.984\%.  Ontario as a percentage of the United
  States: 0.10\%
}
& \rule{1.5in}{1in}\\
%
&\\
\multicolumn{2}{@{\hspace{0ex}}l}{\textbf{Time Zone}}\\

\parbox[b]{2.6in}{
  Due to the size of the U.S., numerous time zones will be discussed.
}
& 
  \begin{tabular}{|l|l|}
  \hline
  \footnotesize
  America& Ottowa (12:00 PM)\\
  CT & 11:00 A.M.\\
  EST & 12:00 P.M.\\
  MST & 10:00 A.M.\\
  PST & 9:00 A.M.\\
  \hline
  \end{tabular}
\end{tabular*}

\end{document}

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Wow, this looks pretty amazing. Could please give some explanation to your code so if I need to modify it I can. –  Jeel Shah May 1 '13 at 13:24
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@gekkostate The tabular is invoked to set up two columns "lr" is left justified col1 and right justified col2. The @{\hspace{0ex}} says get rid of the intercolumn buffer space normally found here. In the left column, I placed a \parbox 2.6 inches wide, but you can change that based on your margins. In the right column (following the & field separator), I placed a \rule to simulate your graphic shrunk to an appropriate size) and also a nested \tabular (for the time-zone chart, expressed in rows, not columns). If your graphics are too big, it will run into the right margin, so watch it –  Steven B. Segletes May 1 '13 at 13:30
    
I have updated the question. I was wondering how can I get the images side by side and also how I can minimize the white space between "Area" and the table. –  Jeel Shah May 1 '13 at 16:00

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