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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.
Just 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Geography of the World's Oceans
Geography of the World's Oceans: Check out this list to learn about the five oceans of the world from Geography at About.com.
From Baby Boomers to Millennials! Discover the...
Recent generations in the United States and their names, from the About.com expert site for geography.
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.
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
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.
What is the difference between the United...
The answer to the question - What is the difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England?
Communist Countries
A listing of the current communist countries around the world, from your About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
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.
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.
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.
Is Palestine a Country?
Discover why Palestine nor the West Bank nor the Gaza Strip are independent countries, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Geography and Map of the Gaza Strip
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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.
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 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.
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 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 circumference of the earth?
The answer to the geography question - what is the circumference of the earth?
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.
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.
Check Out the 20 Largest Cities in India
Large Cities in India: Refer to this list to learn which of India's cities are its largest. Learn about the twenty largest cities in India from Geography at About.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How To Convert Celsius to Fahrenheit
a simple how-to on converting celsius to fahrenheit, from your about.com guide
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.
20 Largest U.S. Cities Based on Population
The 20 biggest cities and the largest city in the United States, based of population estimates, 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
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.
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.
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 distance between a degree of...
The answer to the question - What is the distance between a degree of latitude and longitude?
What are the Four Spheres of the Earth?
Learn about the four spheres of the earth - the lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere.
Geography of Coffee
Every morning, millions of people around the world enjoy a cup of coffee to get a jump start on their day. Learn about the geography of coffee, 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.
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?
How To Convert Decimal Degrees into Degrees, ...
A simple How to on converting decimal degrees into degrees, minutes, and seconds.
How To Convert Fahrenheit to Celsius
a simple how-to on converting fahrenheit to celsius, from your about.com guide
Countries of Africa
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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.
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.
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.
Which continent is the the world's smallest?
The answer to the geography question - Which continent is the the world's smallest?
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 Layers of Atmosphere?
Learn about the layers of the atmosphere - the Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere, and Exosphere - from your About.com Guide to Geography.
The 10 Longest Rivers in the World
A listing of the longest rivers in the world, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
Learn the Atlantic Hurricane Names for 2014
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.
Countries of Asia
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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.
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.
What is the highest temperature ever recorded?
The answer to the question - What is the highest temperature ever recorded?
Ranking the World's Most Popular Religions
A list of the most popular religions in the world, along with the number of adherents.
Country Flags
A huge collection of country flags from around the world. All the flags of the world are represented here.
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.
The 8 Lowest Points on Land
A list of the higest mountains in the world, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Where is zero degrees latitude and zero degrees...
The answer to the question - Where is zero degrees latitude and zero degrees longitude?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From Bombay to Mumbai: The Changing Names of...
This article provides an overview of some of the major changes to city names in India since independence from Britain.
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.
Why India's Ganges River Is So Significant
Learn about the geography, history, significance and pollution of the Ganges River bordering India and Bangladesh 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.
Why Scotland Is Not Defined as an Independent...
Find out why Scotland does not meet the definition of an independent country since it fails on six of the eight criteria necessary for country or nation-state status.
How many oceans are on earth?
The answer to the question - How many oceans are on earth?
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.
Do You Know the Fascinating History of the...
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Mason-Dixon Line, dividing the north from the south, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
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.
The 15 Republics in the USSR
A brief overview of the former USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) and the fifteen new countries formed from the USSR in 1991.
Sailing the Seven Seas in Ancient Times and Today
A history and definition of the idiom The Seven Seas. Find out what the ancient and modern Seven Seas consist of, 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.
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.
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.
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.
What Are the Functions of the United Nations?
A comprehensive history and overview of the United Nations and its activities around the world.
Can You Name the World's 10 Most Popular...
A listing of the ten most popular world languages and the number of speakers for each language.
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 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.
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.
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.
What is the diameter of the earth?
The answer to the geography question - what is the diameter of the earth?
What Is Population Density -- And Where Is it...
Learn the meaning behind the term population density and find out how it relates to poulation and land area, from your About.com Guide.
What You Should Know about Plate Tectonics
Learn about 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.
Countries of South America
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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.
How fast does the earth spin?
The answer to the geography question - How fast does the earth spin?
Get to Know the Geography and History of India
Learn about India's history, governmental structure, economics, geography and climate.
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.
What is the Continental Divide?
The answer to the geography question - What is the Continental Divide?
The Area and Population of the US's 14...
Geography of United States Territories: Read this article to learn the names, land area and population of the territories of the United 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.
Are Scotland, England, Wales, or Northern...
The answer to the question - Are Scotland, England, Wales, or Northern Ireland independent countries?
Geography and Map of Israel
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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.
Which country has the largest population?
The answer to the geography question - Which country has the largest population?
Is Springfield the Most Common Place Name in...
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.
What You Didn't Know about the Great Wall of...
Lean about the fascinating history of the Great Wall of China and find out whether or not the Great Wall of China can be seen from the moon. This article about the Great Wall of China is from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
Is Taiwan a Country?
A essay about whether Taiwan should be considered an country independent from mainland China.
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.
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.
What's the difference between a hill and a...
The answer to the geography question - What's the difference between a hill and a mountain?
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.
Can You Name the 10 Smallest Countries in the...
A photo gallery of the world's ten smallest countries, from 0.2 square miles on up to 115 square miles, these ten smallest countries are microstates. A photo gallery from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
Can You Name India's Seven Union Territories?
Read this article to learn about the Union Territories of India. Learn what they are as well as their names, land areas, capitals and populations from Geography at About.com.
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.
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.
What Are the 10 Largest Lakes in the US?
A listing of the 10 largest lakes in the United States measured by surface area.
Discover When Countries Around the World...
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.
How Many People on Earth Share Your Birthday?
Discover how many people share your birthday around the world, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
What is the world's largest river?
The answer to the question - What is the world's largest river?
22 Interesting Earth Facts
A collection of basic facts about the planet earth, 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.
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.
The G8 - The Countries That Make Up the G8
The countries that are members of the G8, from your About.com Geography GuideSite.
Which islands are in the Windward Islands and...
The answer to the question - Which islands are in the Windward Islands and Leeward Islands?
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.
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.
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.
Rivers Can Actually Flow North
Learn all about rivers that flow northward around the world, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Demonyms - Names of Nationalities
What to call people from each country of the world.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: A List of the 193...
A list of the member countries of the United Nations and their date of admission. An accurate list of UN members from the expert Geography GuideSite at About.com.
Why Are There Different Colors on Maps?
Maps usually use a standard palette of map colors to represent features on the earth. Learn about map colors 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.
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.
What Is the Human Development Index?
An overview of the United Nations' HDI or Human Development Index, which is an internationally recognized ranking of countries based on development factors. Learn about the HDI and Human Development Index from this article from the About.com Geography GuideSite.
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.
The 28 Member Countries of the European Union
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.
That Ferdinand Magellan Sure Had a Fascinating...
A biography of the life of Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explorer who is credited with circumnavigating the earth.
What Is India's Population?
Obtain information about the population of India currently and population projections into the future for India's population. This article about India's population comes from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
The 20 Most Popular Countries for International...
A listing of the twenty most popular countries as tourist destinations for international travelers.
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.
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