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Do You Know the 7 Wonders of the World?
The definitive listing of the ancient and modern Seven Wonders of the World, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography. Includes the new 7 wonders of the world.
20 Question Geography Quiz
The Internet's best and most famous twenty-question multiple-choice geography quiz to test your geographic knowledge from your expert Guide to Geography at About.com.
How Many Countries Are There in the World?
Discover the precise number of countries are in the world, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Can You Name All 7 Wonders of the Modern World?
The American Society of Civil Engineers selected Seven Wonders of the Modern World, engineering marvels
How Big Are the Continents?
Information about the world's largest continent in area and the largest continent in population, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
How Many World Capitals Can You Name?
A comprehensive listing of the capitals of every country on earth, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
Discover the 20 Largest Countries in the World
A listing of the biggest countries in area in the world, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Communist Countries
A listing of the current communist countries around the world, from your About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
How Many Continents Are There on Earth? It's...
A discussion of what constitutes the seven continents of the world. Or are there 6 and not 7 continents? From your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
What Are the Different Types of Maps?
Types of Maps: Refer to this article to learn about the different types of maps used in geography. Learn information about each map type and see an example of each from Geography at About.com.
These Are the 24 Countries That Use the Euro
A listing of the countries that utilize the euro as their official currency. This euro country list is from your About.om Expert to Geography.
The 17 Smallest Countries in the World (They're...
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.
A Quick Overview of the 5 Themes of Geography
The five themes of geography provide a framework for teaching geography; they include location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region.
How Low and High Pressure Affects Global Weather
An overview of high pressure and low pressure and how air pressure impacts the weather and climate of an area. Learn all about high and low pressure from this About.com Geography article.
Where Am I? The Secrets of Latitude and Longitude
Learn to understand the latitude and longitude lines running across your maps and globes. An overview of latitude and longitude from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
What are the Four Spheres of the Earth?
Learn about the four spheres of the earth - the lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere.
Geography of the World's Oceans - List of the...
Geography of the World's Oceans: Check out this list to learn about the five oceans of the world from Geography at About.com.
Geography Glossary: What, Exactly, Are...
A definition of the geography term push-pull factors, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
What is the circumference of the earth?
The answer to the geography question - what is the circumference of the earth?
What Are Your Career Options With a Geography...
Learn about various job opportunities in the field of geography, from your About.com Expert to Geography.
10 Important Facts About China's One Child Policy
Ten essential facts about China's One Child Policy, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
From Baby Boomers to Millennials! Discover the...
Recent generations in the United States and their names, from the About.com expert site for geography.
Geography Quiz - July 22, 2013
The Internet's best and most famous fifteen-question multiple-choice geography quiz to test your geographic knowledge from your expert Guide to Geography at About.com.
All About the Sahara, the World's Largest Hot...
The Sahara Desert is one of the world's largest and driest deserts. Located in northern Africa, the Sahara Desert is encompassed by several countries. Learn about the Sahara Desert from the expert About.com Geography GuideSite.
Organization of American States Member Countries
A listing of the member countries of the Organization of American States or OAS, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
Begin Exploring the Age of Exploration with...
An overview of the history of the Age of Exploration and its impact on the geography of the world, from the About.com Geography site.
What Are the Major Lines of Latitude and...
An overview of the three most important lines of latitude on Earth - the equator, Tropic of Cancer, and Tropic of Capricorn, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.
Can You Name All 50 State Capitals?
The state capitals of the fifty states of the United States of America, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
U.S. Time Zone Map
A detailed time zone map of the United States. This map provides county-level boundaries of the time zones of the United States. Page 203.
What Are the Sectors of the Economy?
An overview of the primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary, and even quinary sectors of the economy, from your About.com Guide to Geography. These sectors of the economy can divide all economic activities of a country into five categories.
What Is the Oldest Country in the World?
Discover the answer to the common geography question, what is the oldest country in the world? This article about the oldest country in the world comes from the About.com Geography GuideSite.
3 Countries That Are Not Members of the United...
Find out which countries are non-members of the United Nations, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
What Are the New 7 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.
Everything You Need to Know about the Louisiana...
An overview and history of the Louisiana Purchase, including the Lewis and Clark expedition of the Louisiana Purchase. From the About.com expert Geography site.
Printable World Maps - Free World Maps to Print
A huge collection of free blank outline printable world maps for every country in the world to print out for educational, school, or classroom use.
What is the difference between the United...
The answer to the question - What is the difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England?
Discover 34 New Countries Created Since 1990
Discover the impressive number of new countries that have become independent all around the world since 1990. This list also provides the history behind the new country creations.
A History and Overview of Lewis and Clark's...
An overview of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific Northwest in the Louisiana Purchase in the early 1800s. Learn about the history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and its impact on the United States, from the About.com Geography site.
How Much Should You Worry About Acid Rain?
An overview of acid rain and its history, causes, effects, solutions to how it is being mitigated in our environment.
Can You Name the 8 Main Islands of Hawaii?
Islands of Hawaii: Refer to this list to learn information about Hawaii's eight main islands from Geography at About.com.
All You Wanted to Know about the Suez Canal
A history and overview of the Suez Canal, connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea through Egypt. Learn all about the Suez Canal from this About.com article from the Geography GuideSite.
Geography Quizzes - The Internet's Best...
Test your geographic knowledge with the latest geography quiz - this page provides a listing of all the past geography quizzes from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Geography and Map of the the United States
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Brief History of the Panama Canal
A brief history and overview of the Panama Canal in Panama, connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
All You Need to Know about the Supercontinent...
An overview of the supercontinent of Pangea, which covered one-third of the planet and began to break up about 200 million years ago to form the modern continents of today.
20 Largest U.S. Cities Based on Population
What are the 20 biggest cities in the United States? Find out the answer here, with this list of the largest cities in the U.S., based on population estimates.
Countries of Africa
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What is the distance between a degree of...
The answer to the question - What is the distance between a degree of latitude and longitude?
26 Largest Cities in the World - List One
A listing of the largest cities and most populous cities in the world, based on metropolitan urban agglomerations population.
What Are the Layers of Atmosphere?
Learn about the layers of the atmosphere - the Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere, and Exosphere - from your About.com Guide to Geography.
What Are the 28 States of India?
Read this article to learn the names, total population, capitals and land area of India's 28 states from Geography at About.com.
The Truth About Christopher Columbus's Life
A brief biographical overview of Christopher Columbus, the explorer who discovered North America for Europe.
Where is zero degrees latitude and zero degrees...
The answer to the question - Where is zero degrees latitude and zero degrees longitude?
Countries of the World Divided into 8 Regions
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.
What Is Absolute Location?
A definition of the geography term absolute location, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
5 Countries that Make Up the Scandinavian Region
Countries of Scandinavia: Refer to this list to learn about the five countries that are generally included as part of the Scandinavian region from Geography at About.com.
How To Convert Decimal Degrees into Degrees, ...
A simple How to on converting decimal degrees into degrees, minutes, and seconds.
A List of All the Olympic Game Cities Since 1896
A complete listing of all Olympic Game cities from the beginning of the modern Olympics in 1896 through 2020. Includes all Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games host cities.
States Farthest North, South, East, and West
The answer to the question - Which U.S. states are the farthest north, south, east, and west? Discover the northernmost, easternmost, westernmost, and southermost states in the United States.
The 15 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 from Geography at About.com.
What Is the Longest Day of the Year?
The summer solstice is the longest day in the year but it's not the day of earliest sunrise or sunset - learn more about this intriguing occurrence, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
What is the difference between a city and a town?
The answer to the geography question - What is the difference between a city and a town?
World Atlas and World Maps - Maps and Geography...
The Internet's best maps and geographical information about each of the countries of the world, continents, U.S. states, and oceans.
The 10 Largest Coral Reefs in the World
A listing of the world's 10 largest coral reefs, including their name, size, and location in the world's ocean.
What Are the Advantages of Global Warming?
Your About.com expert Guide to Geography provides a listing of the significant advantages and disadvantages of global warming.
Learn about the 1991 Mount Pinatubo Volcanic...
The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines killed hundreds, damaged thousands of homes, and had negative effects on the whole planet.
What is the diameter of the earth?
The answer to the geography question - what is the diameter of the earth?
How Does the Core-Periphery Theory Divide Up...
The world can readily be divided into a core and periphery, with the core containing most of the wealth while the periphery contains most of the population. Read this article to learn about the core and periphery model of the world.
What is the difference between relative and...
The answer to the question - What is the difference between relative and absolute location?
All You Wanted to Know about the Green Revolution
Learn all about the Green Revolution from this overview and history of the Green Revolution from the About.com Geography site.
An A to Z List of Countries That No Longer Exist
Learn what happened to missing countries like Tibet, Rhodesia, Siam, and others, from your About.com Guide. A listing of countries that no longer exist.
How Water, Wind, Ice and Waves Erode the Earth
Learn about water, wind, ice, and waves - the agents of erosion that wear away at the surface of the earth, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
What is the Von Thunen Model?
Discover the practical model for agricultural land use surrounding a city, the Von Thunen Model, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
What Was the Colossus at Rhodes?
The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Ancient Wonders of the World, was a giant statue of the Greek sun god, Helios, and located on the island of Rhodes off of modern Turkey.
15 Important Facts About Brazil
Overview of Brazil: Read this article to learn about the 15 most important facts to know about Brazil- South America's largest country by area. Learn Important facts about Brazil from Geography at About.com.
Can You Name the 21 Countries Bordering the...
Countries of the Mediterranean: Refer to this list to learn about the 21 countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea from Geography at About.com.
What You Should Know about Plate Tectonics
The development and history of plate tectonics, from its innovation by Alfred Wegener to how scientists today understand how the plates of the Earth's lithosphere move.
Did the Hanging Gardens of Babylon Really Exist?
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, was built by King Nebuchadrezzar II in the city of Babylon for his homesick wife, Amytis.
India Quiz - India Geography Quiz
A twenty-question multiple-choice quiz about the geography of India, from your expert Guide to Geography at About.com.
What Is the Importance of Site and Situation in...
The terms site and situation are used in the field of geography to help us understand why a city is located where it is located. Learn about these basic geographic concepts of site and situation.
What Are the Functions of the United Nations?
A comprehensive history and overview of the United Nations and its activities around the world.
Why Does China Have a One Child Policy?
Discover the ins and outs of China's One Child Policy, designed to limit population growth in the world's largest country. All about the One Child Policy in China from your About.com Guide to Geography.
A Quick Summary about the Ottoman Empire
Learn about the Ottoman Empire, one of the world's largest and longest-lasting empires. The Ottoman Empire stretched across three continents for hundreds of years.
How To Convert Fahrenheit to Celsius
a simple how-to on converting fahrenheit to celsius, from your about.com guide
Learn the Three-Letter Olympic Abbreviation for...
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 countries that are recognized by the IOC (International Olympic Committee) as National Olympic Committees.
Commonly Asked Questions About Continents
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.
What are the Definitions of Country, State, and...
Discover the definition of an independent country and find out the difference between a country, state, and nation, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
Which continent is the the world's smallest?
The answer to the geography question - Which continent is the the world's smallest?
Don't Get Lost: Here's a Basic Guide to Map...
Learn about map reading and how to use the different parts of a map from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
9 Steps to Get Ready for the National Geography...
Suggestions for studying and preparing for the Geography Bee, more properly known as the National Geographic Bee, held in schools, at state level competitions, and national finals.
10 Fascinating Facts about Africa
10 essential facts about Africa, including population, area, elevation, climate, health, and more from the About.com expert Geography site.
Read Up on the Positives and Negatives of...
An overview and assessment of the increased interconnectedness among countries, most notably in the areas of economics, politics, and culture.
Countries of Asia
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The Berlin Conference: Where a Continent Was...
From November 1884 to February 1885, European countries met in Berlin to divide Africa among themselves to colonize the continent.
How Does the Coriolis Effect Impact Earth?
Learn about the Coriolis effect, which appears to deflect items moving on or above the earth's surface based on the rotation of the earth.
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.
How Many People Live in the World's Most...
China's current population and information about Chinese population growth, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Which continent has the most countries?
The answer to the geography question - Which continent has the most countries?
Current World Population
Discover the current world population and historic world population totals and growth since the year one, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
It's Not Just a Johnny Cash Song. What Is the...
A thorough look at the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire of volcanoes and earthquakes.
The 48 Countries of Asia by Area
Area of Asian Countries: Refer to this list to learn the area of Asia's 48 countries from Geography at About.com.
10 Interesting and Unusual Facts about the...
USA Facts: Read this article to learn ten facts about the United States. Learn facts about temperatures, land area and history from Geography at About.com.
The 10 Longest Rivers in the World
A listing of the longest rivers in the world, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
How Do We Measure the Size and Shape of the...
Learn all about the size of the earth, the shape of the earth, and how its size and shape are measured in the science known as geodesy, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
How fast does the earth spin?
The answer to the geography question - How fast does the earth spin?
Do You Know the 20 Highest Mountain Peaks in...
Read this article to learn the geography of the twenty highest mountain peaks in the United States. Learn about their heights and locations from Geography at About.com.
How We Define Various Types of Water Bodies
Find out the similarities (and differences) between different types of water bodies, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Why Is Rostow’s Stages of Growth...
Discover Rostow's stages of economic growth and development, along with criticisms of his 1960 theory from this article by geographer Juliet Jacobs on Geography at About.com.
22 Interesting Earth Facts
A collection of basic facts about the planet earth, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
The 8 Lowest Points on Land
A list of the higest mountains in the world, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
What's the Difference Between An Embassy and a...
A country's embassy or consulate is a diplomatic office in a foreign country where citizens and foreigners alike can interact with the host country on an official basis. Learn all about the function of the embassy or consulate.
What Is Relative Location?
A definition of the geography term relative location, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Can You Name the Largest Lakes in the World?
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
Easy Geography Quiz - Multiple-Choice East...
The Internet's best and most famous fifteen-question multiple-choice geography quiz to test your geographic knowledge from your expert Guide to Geography at About.com.
Understand the Geographic Term 'Relief'
A definition of the geography term relief, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Find Out the 20 Largest National Parks in the US
Largest United States National Parks: Refer to this list to learn about the twenty largest national parks in the U.S. from Geography at About.com.
10 Facts that Set Apart Rio de Janeiro
The history, economy, geography, climate and culture of Brazil's second largest city, one of the main tourist destination in the Southern Hemisphere.
How many oceans are on earth?
The answer to the question - How many oceans are on earth?
Alfred Wegener, Scientist Who Theorized Plate...
A biographical sketch of Alfred Wegener, the scientist who theorized continental drift, plate tectonics, and Pangea.
Find Out the Area and Population of All 13...
Refer to this list to learn which countries make up the Caribbean, their area and a few other facts from Geography at About.com.
Countries of South America
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Do You Really Know What a Map Is? Find Out
Learn the answer to the question - What Is a Map? - with this basic, easily-understood overview of maps.
Demonyms - Names of Nationalities
What to call people from each country of the world.
Do You Know Where the World's Newest Ocean is?
The International Hydrographic Organization has created a new ocean - the Southern Ocean - surrounding Antarctica. Learn about the world's new fifth ocean, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
Need to Know a 2-Letter Postal Code? A List of...
The two letter postal code state abbreviations for every state and territory in the United States.
Alcatraz: The History of America's Worst Prison
An overview of the history and facts about Alcatraz prison located in San Francsico Bay. Learn about Alcatraz from this article from About.com.
Know Your Time Zones: GMT and UTC
An overview of GMT, Greenwich Mean Time, and UTC, Coordinated Universal Time, and how they came about and how they differ, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
Learn How Ocean Currents Drive the World's...
Learn about ocean currents and how they circulate water in the oceans around the planet, from the About.com geography site.
Can You Name the 22 Arab States?
List of Arab Countries: Refer to this list to learn which countries make up the Arab world from Geography at About.com.
How Many McDonald's Restaurants Operate...
Discover the answer to the question of how many McDonald's restaurants exist worldwide, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
How Does Culture Spread Around the World?
A discussion of the sources of culture (culture hearths), the regions of culture (culture regions), and the spread of culture (cultural diffusion) around the world, from the About.com Geography site.
What is the world's largest river?
The answer to the question - What is the world's largest river?
Europe's 45 Countries Ranked By Area
European Countries by Area: Refer to this list to learn the area of Europe's 45 countries from Geography at About.com.
Find Out About the ITCZ, the Wettest Part of...
The ITCZ or Intertropical Convergence Zone s a region on earth that experiences increased precipitation due to convectional lifting. Learn about the ITCZ from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
Do You Know the History of the Former Yugoslavia?
Learn about the former European country of Yugoslavia (1945-1992), now composed of Slovenia, Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, and Bosnia, from your expert About.com Geography GuideSite.
Which country has the largest population?
The answer to the geography question - Which country has the largest population?
Learn All of Mexico's States and Districts
States of Mexico: Refer to this list to learn about the 31 states of Mexico and one Federal District from Geography at About.com.
Free Blank Outline Maps of the United States of...
A free blank outline map of the country of the United States to print out for educational, school, or classroom use.
How Slash and Burn Agriculture Affects Geography
An overview of slash and burn agriculture, used by subsistence farmers to provide temporary fertility to the soil by burning plants. This slash and burn overview is from the About.com expert Geography site.
The 24 Most Populous Countries in the World
A listing of the largest countries by population. The 24 most populous countries in the world with a population greater than 50 million people, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
What Was the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus?
The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, was a large, ornate tomb built for Mausolus of Caria.
How the Baby Boom Affected the History of the...
The Baby Boom of 1946 to 1964 in the United States (and similar years in Allied countries) was a huge increase in the number of births. Learn all about the Baby Boom from your About.com Guide to Geography.
All You Wanted to Know about Ocean Waves
An overview of ocean waves, which are caused by the friction of wind over open ocean water. Learn all about ocean waves from this geography article on About.com.
3 Ways of Showing a Map's Scale
Learn how to read distances on a map through its scale. Map scale can be indicated in a variety of ways. This comprehensive article also provides the definition of large scale and small scale maps.
States That Border Canada - Geography
Find out which states border Canada, from your About.com Guide.
What Is the Population of the United States?
The current USA population is above 300 million and expected to rise. Learn about the population of the USA from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
Learn the Basics About Spain
Geography of Spain: Read this article to learn about the country of Spain. Learn about Spain's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.
What Are Temperature Inversion Layers?
Learn about temperature inversion layers and their impact on local climates and smog, from the About.com expert geography site.
How do you convert snow into rainfall amounts?
The answer to the question - How do you convert snow into rainfall amounts?
Google Earth
Google Earth is an incredible piece of mapping software that is available as a free download from Google. This article is an overview of how to download, use, and zoom on Google Earth from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
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