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A collection of essential geographic lists, statistics, and trivia, including countries, states, capital cities, highest points, and more.
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10 Largest Lakes in the U.S. by Surface Area
A listing of the 10 largest lakes in the United States measured by surface area.

20 Biggest Cities
The 20 biggest cities in the United States, based of population estimates, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

2006 Hurricane Names
A list of the official hurricane names for 2006.

2007 Hurricane Names
A list of the official hurricane names for 2007.

2008 Hurricane Names - Official Hurricane Names List
A list of the official hurricane names for 2008.

2009 Hurricane Names - Hurricane Names for 2009
A list of the official hurricane names for 2009.

2012 Hurricane Names
A list of the official hurricane names for 2010. The rotating list of names of hurricanes changes each year; this is the 2010 list of hurricane names from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

2013 Hurricane Names
A list of the official hurricane names for 2013. The rotating list of names of hurricanes changes each year; this is the 2013 list of hurricane names from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

2005 Hurricane Names
A list of the official hurricane names for 2005.

2014 Hurricane Names
A list of the official hurricane names for 2014. The rotating list of names of hurricanes changes each year; this is the 2014 list of hurricane names from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

2015 Hurricane Names
A list of the official hurricane names for 2015. The rotating list of names of hurricanes changes each year; this is the 2015 list of hurricane names from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

2016 Hurricane Names
A list of the official hurricane names for 2016. The rotating list of names of hurricanes changes each year; this is the 2016 list of hurricane names from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

Axis of Evil, Rogue States, Outposts of Tyranny, and Axis of Terror
A listing of the countries that are designated by the United States government as being part of the Axis of Evil, Rogue States, Outposts of Tyranny, and Axis of Terror.

Basic Earth Facts
A fascinating collection of basic facts about the planet earth.

Busiest Airports
A comprehensive listing of the world's busiest airports, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Biggest Countries
A listing of the biggest countries in area in the world, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Busiest Airports in the World
A listing of the busiest airports in the world, based on passenger arrivals and departures. This list of the world's busiest airports is based on the most recent 2010 data.

Canadian Abbreviations
A listing of the tow-letter postal code abbreviations for the provinces and territories of Canada.

Caribbean Countries by Area
Refer to this list to learn which countries make up the Caribbean and their area.

Capitals of Every Country
A comprehensive listing of every country on earth along with its capital city.

Countries of Central America and the Caribbean by Area
Refer to this list to see the 20 countries of Central America and the Caribbean ranked in order of size.

Communist Countries
During the reign of the Soviet Union, there were communist countries throughout Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa. Communist countries in the twentieth century included Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Benin, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Congo, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Poland, Romania, Somalia, Sout…

Countries of the Mediterranean Region
Refer to this list to learn about the 21 countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.

Countries of the Pacific Rim
The a list of the countries that surround the Pacific Ocean

Countries Participating in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in T…
A listing of the countries participating in the XX Olympic Winter Games in Torino (Turin), Italy from February 10-26, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Countries That Lie on the Prime Meridian
A listing of the countries that lie on the Prime Meridian, also known as zero degress longitude, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Countries That the Prime Meridian Passes Through
A list of the seven countries that lie on zero degrees longitude, also known as the Prime Meridian.

Countries With Multiple Capital Cities
Learn about the countries of the world that have more than one capital city or multiple capital cities.

Countries Without Diplomatic Relations with the United States
A listing of the countries and nations that do not have diplomatic relations with the United States of America.

Deadly United States Disasters
Refer to this list to learn about the ten deadliest natural disasters in the United States.

English Speaking Countries
A listing of countries with English as an official language or where English is predominantly spoken.

Entry Dates of U.S. States
Read this article to learn when the states of the United States joined the Union and learn which were the first 13 to join. Learn history about the United States from Geography at About.com.

Hurricane Categories - Information About Hurricane Categories
A listing of the categories from the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, from your About.com expert Guide for Geography.

Equator Countries
A listing of the countries that lie on the equator or countries that the equator passes through.

Essential Places for Every Geographer
Have you ever longed for a checklist of places every good geographer should visit and experiences every good geographer should have? Well, I've compiled such a list!

Euro Countries - Countries Using the Euro
A listing of the countries that utilize the euro as their official currency. This euro country list is from your About.om Guide to Geography.

European Countries Smaller Than Rhode Island
A listing of the six countries in Europe smaller than Rhode Island.

European Union Countries
A listing of the countries that are members of the European Union, including the newest countries in the European Union, also known as the EU.

2011 Hurricane Names
A list of the official hurricane names for 2011. The rotating list of names of hurricanes changes each year; this is the 2011 list of hurricane names from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

G7 and G8
A listing of the countries that compose the powerful "G7" and "G8" groups of countries that control much of the world economy.

Geography of the World's Largest Oil Spills
Read this article to learn about the largest oil spills around the world throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Learn about their location, size and when they occurred from Geography at About.com.

Geographic Centers of the U.S. and North America
The geographic and population centers for the United States.

Geography of United States High Points
Geography of U.S. High Points: Read this article to learn about the highest points in each of the 50 U.S. states from Geography at About.com.

Geography of United States Low Points
U.S. Low Points: See this list to learn where the lowest points are in all 50 states in the United States from Geography at About.com.

Highest Mountains - The Highest Mountains on Each Continent
A list of the higest mountains in the world, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Olympic Game Cities - Host Cities for the Olympic Games
A complete listing of all Olympic Game cities from the beginning of the modern Olympics in 1896 through 2014. Includes all Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games host cities.

Highest Population Densities
A listing of the 10 most densely populated countries in the world, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

How Many Share Your Birthday
Discover how many people share your birthday around the world, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

Independence Day for Every Country
A complete listing of every country in the world and its independence day, ranked from oldest to youngest. Discover which countries are the oldest countries and which are the youngest or newest countries in the world. From your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

Largest Continent - The World's Largest Continent
Information about the world's largest continent in area and the largest continent in population, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

Largest Counties by Population
A listing of the 38 largest counties in the United States with populations of one million or more, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Largest Capital Cities of the United States
Large U.S. Capitals: Refer to this list to learn which capital cities in the United States are the largest. Learn information about the top ten largest capital cities in the U.S.

Largest Metropolitan Areas
A listing of the 42 largest Combined Statistical Areas (formerly Metropolitan Statistical Areas), with total population, in the United States, from your About.com expery Guide to Geography.

Largest Lakes in the World - The Largest Lakes in Area, Volume, and D…
A listing of the deepest lakes, largest lakes in area, and largest lakes in volume around the world, from your expert Guide to Geography from About.com

Largest Islands - A List of the World's Largest Islands
A listing of the largest islands in the world, a list of the the largest islands in area as well as a list of the largest islands by population.

List of Arab States
List of Arab Countries: Refer to this list to learn which countries make up the Arab world.

Longest Coastlines in the World
Refer to this list to learn which of the world's country's have the longest coastlines.

Longest Mountain Ranges in Europe
A listing of the longest mountain ranges in Europe, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Longest Rivers in the World - A Listing of the World's Longest Rivers
A listing of the longest rivers in the world, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

Lowest Population Densities
A lisiting of the thirteen countries with the lowest population densities in the world, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

Members of the European Union
An up-to-date listing of the 25 members of the European Union.

Missing Countries
Learn what happened to countries like Tibet, Rhodesia, Siam, and others, from your About.com Guide. A listing of countries that no longer exist.

Most Popular Languages - World's Most Popular Languages
A listing of the ten most popular world languages and the number of speakers for each language.

Most Popular World Religions
A list of the most popular religions in the world, along with the number of adherents.

Most Populous Countries
A listing of the countries with a population greater than 50 million.

Most Populous Countries in 2050
A listing of the twenty most populous countries on the earth in the year 2050, based on population projections for 2050 from the United Nations.

New Seven Wonders of the World
The Internet's most famous expert geographer presents a new modern listing of the Seven Wonders of the World. From the About.com Guide to Geography, Matt Rosenberg.

Most Populous Countries in 2100
A listing of the twenty most populous countries in the year 2100, based on United Nations population projections for 2100.

Non-Members of the United Nations
Find out which countries are non-members of the United Nations.

Number of McDonald's Restaurants Worldwide
Discover the answer to the question of how many McDonald's restaurants exist worldwide, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

OECD Member Countries
A complete listing of the OECD member countries, those independent countries that are members of the international Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

Official Listing of Countries by World Region
An official listing of countries arranged by eight world regions, as selected and determined by Matt Rosenberg, the About.com Guide to Geography. Find out which countries fit into which world regions.

Olympic Country Codes
Each country has its own three-letter abbreviation or code that is used during the Olympic Games to represent that country. This is a list of the 2025 countries that are recognized by the IOC (International Olympic Committee) as National Olympic Committees.

Ocean Currents
A listing of the seventeen major surface ocean currents.

Oldest Cities in the United States
Oldest Cities in the United States: Refer to this list to learn about the 15 oldest cities in the United States.

State Abbreviations
The two letter postal code state abbreviations for every state and territory in the United States.

Seven Wonders of the World - Complete List of the 7 Wonders

Organization of American States Member Countries
A listing of the member countries of the Organization of American States or OAS.

State Capitals of the Fifty States - U.S. State Capitals
The state capitals of the fifty states of the United States of America, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

State Nicknames - Nicknames of U.S. States
A comprehensive list of the state nicknames for each of the fifty United States.

State Population
A complete listing of the populations of every state in the United States, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Tallest Building in the World - The World's Tallest Buildings
Information about the tallest building in the world along with information about the world's tallest buildings.

Tallest Mountains in the World - A Listing of the World's Tal…
A complete listing, with elevation, of the tallest mountains in the world.

Ten Highest Lakes in the World
A listing of the world's ten highest lakes. Find out which lakes are at the highest elevations on earth.

The Average Country
Find out what the size and population of the average country would be, if the 194 countries of the world were averaged out among the land and people of the planet.

The Most Common Place Name in America
A discussion of whether there is a place name found in all fifty states and the most common place names in general, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

The Smallest Capital Cities in the United States
Refer to this list to learn which of the capital cities in the United States are the smallest in population.

The World's 10 Largest Coral Reefs
A listing of the world's 10 largest coral reefs, including their name, size, and location in the world's ocean.

High World Cities and Permanent Settlements
Refer to this list to learn where the ten highest cities in the world are located. Learn their names, locations and elevations.

The World's Northernmost Settlements
Refer to this list to learn about the world's northernmost cities and towns in the world.

The World's Smallest Countries
A listing of the seventeen smallest countries in the world. All seventeen of these countries are extremely small and are less than 200 square miles in area.

The World's Southernmost Settlements
The World's Southernmost Settlements: Refer to this list to learn about the world's southernmost settlements with over 2,000 people.

Top 10 Travel Destinations
The most popular travel destinations in the world, based on the number of tourists each year, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

Top Recipients of U.S. Foreign Aid
A listing of the top recipients of U.S. Foreign Aid, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Top Ten Countries
A listing of the world's largest countries by population now and in 2050.

Top Tourist Destinations
The world's twenty most popular tourist destinations.

U.S. States by Area
A listing of the fifty United States by area. See this list for the U.S. states ranked by area and size.

U.S. World Trade Partners - Top World Trade Partners
A complete listing of the top fifteen world trade partners of the United States.

Warsaw Pact Countries
A listing of the countries that were members of the Warsaw Pact.

Which Continent?
Discover upon which continent various important points on the earth's surface are located, whether Europe or Asia or Africa or North America or South America or Australia or even Antarctica. From your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

World Population
Discover the current world population and historic world population totals and growth since the year zero.

World's Highest AIDS Rates
A listing of the countries where the rate of AIDS among the population is the highest, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

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