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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.
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.
So, 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Communist Countries
A listing of the current communist countries around the world, from your About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
What is the circumference of the earth?
The answer to the geography question - what is the circumference of the earth?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 All 50 State Capitals?
The state capitals of the fifty states of the United States of America, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From Baby Boomers to Millennials! Discover the...
Recent generations in the United States and their names, from the About.com expert site for geography.
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.
Geography of the World's Oceans - List of the...
A closer look at the five oceans of the world.
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.
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.
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.
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 is the distance between a degree of...
The answer to the question - What is the distance between a degree of latitude and longitude?
What is The Difference Between the United...
Find out the difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England. Plus, what does Ireland have to do with all of this?!
What Are the Highest Mountain Peaks in the US?
What are the highest point in the United States? This list of the 20 highest peaks tells you about the highest peak in the U.S. as well as the highest in the 48 contiguous states.
What Are The Largest Cities in the World?
A listing of the 30 largest cities and most populous cities in the world today and in the future, based on metropolitan urban agglomerations population.
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?
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Where is zero degrees latitude and zero degrees...
The answer to the question - Where is zero degrees latitude and zero degrees longitude?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What are the Four Spheres of the Earth?
Learn about the four spheres of the earth - the lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere.
What Made the Statue of Zeus One of the 7...
In the 5th century BCE, Greek sculptor Phidius created a beautiful sculpture of Zeus, which was considered one of the 7 Wonders of the World.
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.
What Was Amazing About the Ancient Lighthouse...
Around 250 BCE, the 400-foot-tall Lighthouse of Alexandria was finished. For 1,500 years, it helped mariners reach the safety of Alexandria's harbor. A marvel of engineering, it became one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.
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.
Why Is the Great Pyramid at Giza so Amazing?
In the 26th century BCE, Egyptian Pharoah Khufu ordered the building of the Great Pyramid, the second and largest pyramid ever built.
What is the Continental Divide?
The answer to the geography question - What is the Continental Divide?
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.
Why Was the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus...
The Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, was built around 550 BCE after King Croesus of Lydia conquered the Greek port-city of Ephesus.
What Is the Difference Between Country, State,...
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.
What is the diameter of the earth?
The answer to the geography question - what is the diameter of the earth?
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 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.
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.
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.
Find Out Abuot The Latest California Quakes
This page provides clear direction for locating information about California earthquakes that have just occurred or past historical California earthquakes.
What Is the Impact of the Gulf Stream?
The Gulf Stream is a strong, fast moving, warm ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico and flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Learn all about the Gulf Stream from this article from the expert Geography at About.com site.
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 Advantages of Global Warming?
Your About.com expert Guide to Geography provides a listing of the significant advantages and disadvantages of global warming.
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.
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.
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.
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's the difference between a hill and a...
The answer to the geography question - What's the difference between a hill and a mountain?
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
Countries of Asia
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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.
Is Taiwan a Country?
A essay about whether Taiwan should be considered an country independent from mainland China.
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.
How Many McDonald's Restaurants Operate...
Discover the answer to the question of how many McDonald's restaurants exist worldwide.
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.
Geography and Map of the the United States
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How to Convert Decimal Degrees Into Degrees,...
A simple description of how to convert degrees in decimal form into degrees using degree, minutes, and seconds.
What Are the 10 Largest Lakes in the US?
A listing of the 10 largest lakes in the United States measured by surface area.
Temperate, Torrid, and Frigid Zones
In one of the first attempts at climate classification, the ancient Greek scholar Aristotle hypothesized that the earth was divided into three types of climatic zones - the temperate, torrid, and frigid zones.
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.
United States State Maps and Atlas - Geography
U.S.A. Atlas: Maps and Geography of the United States Including the fifty states and major territories.
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.
The 10 Largest Capital Cities in the US
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. from Geography at About.com.
What Are the Functions of the United Nations?
A comprehensive history and overview of the United Nations and its activities around the world.
Islamic Geography in the Middle Ages
An overview of Islamic geography in the middle ages, from your About.com Guide. Islamic scholars helped provide the information which allowed the discovery and exploration of the New World in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
It's Not Just a Johnny Cash Song. What Is the...
The Ring of Fire is a fascinating horseshoe-shaped area filled with volcanoes. Find out where the Ring of Fire is located and how it was made.
Geography Glossary: What, Exactly, Are...
A definition of the geography term push-pull factors, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
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.
Countries of Africa
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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.
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.
Fifty-Four Forty or Fight!: The Story Behind...
The story of the boundary between the United States and Canada.
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.
10 Most Important Things to Know About the...
An overview of the country of Georgia through a list of the ten most important things to know about Georgia, 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.
The 8 Lowest Points on Land
A list of the higest mountains in the world, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Can You Name the 13 Countries That Lie on the...
A listing of the countries that lie on the equator or countries that the equator passes through.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Rank of the 50 States in the US By Area
A listing of the fifty United States by area. See this list for the U.S. states ranked by area and size.
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.
Which continent is the the world's smallest?
The answer to the geography question - Which continent is the the world's smallest?
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.
Get to Know the Geography and History of India
Learn about India's history, governmental structure, economics, geography and climate.
10 Fascinating Facts About the Florida Keys
Geography of the Florida Keys: Read this article to learn information about the Florida Keys. Learn about the history, geography, geology, climate and environment of the Florida Keys from Geography 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.
An Overview of the Sub-Disciplines of Geography
The field of geography is a vast and wondrous academic field with thousands of researchers working in dozens of interesting branches of geography.
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.
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.
Demonyms - Names of Nationalities
What to call people from each country of the world.
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.
The 20 Most Popular Countries for International...
A listing of the twenty most popular countries as tourist destinations for international travelers.
Is Greenland a Country?
Find out the current status of Greenland - is Greenland a country or a territory or what? Does Greenland have a capital? Learn more from this Geography at About.com article.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ocean Currents - Geography
A listing of the world's major ocean currents, from your About.com Guide.
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.
How Did Canada Become One of the World's Top...
Find out how Canada has become a powerhouse in the diamond industry.
What Is Population Density -- And Where Is it...
How does one compute population density? What country is the most densely populated? Which one is the least?
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.
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.
The World's Largest Seas
Geography of the Earth's Seas: Refer to this article to learn about the Earth's largest seas. Learn the names of the seas, area, average depth and what oceans they are within from 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.
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.
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.
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.
Which counties and boroughs make up New York...
The answer to the geography question - Which counties and boroughs make up New York City?
Rivers Can Actually Flow North
Learn all about rivers that flow northward around the world, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Geography 101: Your Primer to the "Mother of...
An overview of geography and the geography site at About.com, from Matt Rosenberg, geographer 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.
Geography and Map of the Pacific Ocean
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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.
22 Interesting Earth Facts
A collection of basic facts about the planet earth, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Find Out the Size of Africa's Countries, from...
Read this article to learn the names of Africa's countries as organized by land area. Learn all about Africa's countries and their size, population numbers and capital cities from Geography at About.com.

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