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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.
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.
Just How Many Countries *Are* In The World?
Discover the precise number of countries are in the world, from your About.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
From Baby Boomers to Millennials! Discover the...
Recent generations in the United States and their names, from the About.com expert site for geography.
Communist Countries
A listing of the current communist countries around the world, from your About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
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.
Seven 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.
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.
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.
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.
What is the difference between the United...
The answer to the question - What is the difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England?
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 Guide to Geography.
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.
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.
What is the circumference of the earth?
The answer to the geography question - what is the circumference of the earth?
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Countries of Scandinavia
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.
The Truth About Christopher Columbus's Life
A brief biographical overview of Christopher Columbus, the explorer who discovered North America for Europe.
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 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.
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.
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.
How To Convert Decimal Degrees into Degrees, ...
A simple How to on converting decimal degrees into degrees, minutes, and seconds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Longest Rivers in the World
A listing of the longest rivers in the world, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
Geography Jobs
Learn about various job opportunities in the field of geography, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
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.
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.
Countries of Africa
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How To Convert Celsius to Fahrenheit
a simple how-to on converting celsius to fahrenheit, from your about.com guide
Coriolis Effect
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.
GMT vs. 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.
Countries of Asia
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Suez Canal Connects the Red Sea with the...
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.
How many oceans are on earth?
The answer to the question - How many oceans are on earth?
Discover The 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 the Age of Exploration Changed the Way We...
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 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.
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.
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.
Non-Members of the United Nations
Find out which countries are non-members of the United Nations, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
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.
How To Convert Fahrenheit to Celsius
a simple how-to on converting fahrenheit to celsius, from your about.com guide
Green Revolution
Learn all about the Green Revolution from this overview and history of the Green Revolution from the About.com Geography site.
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.
Countries of South America
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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
Fifteen Important Facts about Brazil, South...
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.
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.
Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 to Divide Africa
From November 1884 to February 1885, European countries met in Berlin to divide Africa among themselves to colonize the continent.
What is the distance between a degree of...
The answer to the question - What is the distance between a degree of latitude and longitude?
How fast does the earth spin?
The answer to the geography question - How fast does the earth spin?
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 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.
Baby Boom
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.
Pacific Ring of Fire
A thorough look at the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire of volcanoes and earthquakes.
Rostow’s Stages of Growth Development Model
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.
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?
Geodesy and the Size and Shape of the Planet...
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.
What are the Four Spheres of the Earth?
Learn about the four spheres of the earth - the lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere.
20 Most Popular Countries as Tourist Destinations
A listing of the twenty most popular countries as tourist destinations for international travelers.
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.
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.
Where is zero degrees latitude and zero degrees...
The answer to the question - Where is zero degrees latitude and zero degrees longitude?
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.
What is the diameter of the earth?
The answer to the geography question - what is the diameter of the earth?
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.
22 Interesting Earth Facts
A collection of basic facts about the planet earth, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
List of Arab States
List of Arab Countries: Refer to this list to learn which countries make up the Arab world from Geography at About.com.
Ocean Currents
Learn about ocean currents and how they circulate water in the oceans around the planet, from the About.com geography site.
Site and Situation
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.
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.
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.
The European Union: A History and Overview
A brief history and overview of the European Union. Learn about the development of the EU.
Pangea
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.
How Ocean Currents Create Trash Islands and...
Learn about the trash islands of the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean, made up of tons and tons of trash and occupying an area as large as many states!
Ferdinand Magellan, First Navigator Who...
A biography of the life of Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explorer who is credited with circumnavigating the earth.
Geography and History of India
Refer to this article to learn about the geography of India. Learn about India's history, governmental structure, economics, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.
Caribbean Countries by Area
Geography of the Caribbean Region: Refer to this list to learn which countries make up the Caribbean and their area from Geography at About.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mason-Dixon Line
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.
Central Place Theory
The About.com Geography Site provides this easy-to-understand overview of Central Place Theory, from contributing writer Amanda Briney.
Current U.S.A. Population
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.
How many countries are members of the United...
The answer to the geography question - How many countries are members of the United Nations?
The Geography and Modern History of China
Geography of China: Refer to this article for important information on China's modern history, government, economy and geography. Learn important facts about China from this overview of China on Geography at About.com.
What is the highest temperature ever recorded?
The answer to the question - What is the highest temperature ever recorded?
Urban Geography Models
An overview of several key models used in urban geography to predict and describe the structure of an urban or metropolitan area, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
Mount Pinatubo Eruption
The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines killed hundreds and damaged thousands of homes but equally ominous were the climatic effects the volcano had upon the entire planet for several years following the eruption. Learn more about the Mount Pinatubo eruption from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Facts about the United States
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 United Nations
A comprehensive history and overview of the United Nations and its activities around the world.
Which country has the largest population?
The answer to the geography question - Which country has the largest population?
Map Reading
Learn about map reading and how to use the different parts of a map 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.
The Great Wall of China
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.
Seven Seas
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.
Globalization
An overview of globalization and its positive and negative impacts on culture and society. From the About.com Geography site.
The 8 Lowest Points on Land
A list of the higest mountains in the world, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
USSR
A brief overview of the former USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) and the fifteen new countries formed from the USSR in 1991.
Most Popular Languages
A listing of the ten most popular world languages and the number of speakers for each language.
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.
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
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.
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.
Core and Periphery
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.
Countries of the Mediterranean Region
Countries of the Mediterranean: Refer to this list to learn about the 21 countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea from Geography at About.com.
The League of Nations
An overview of The League of Nations, an international organization that existed between 1920 and 1946 to promote peace. It was the precursor to the modern United Nations.
Most Populous Countries Today
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 is the world's largest island?
The answer to the geography question - What is the world's largest island?
Geography of Easter Island
Geography of Easter Island: Read this article to learn ten facts about Easter Island. Learn about Easter Island's history, geography, geology, climate and ecology 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.
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.
Population Density
Learn the meaning behind the term population density and find out how it relates to poulation and land area, from your About.com Guide.
HDI - 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.
What is the difference between relative and...
The answer to the question - What is the difference between relative and absolute location?
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.
Thomas Malthus on Population
Thomas Malthus is a key figure in demography; he thought that human population increases much faster than agricultural production, thus the end result is inescapable misery and poverty. Learn about the theory of Thomas Malthus from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Where is the world's largest desert?
The answer to the question - Where is the world's largest desert?
Stream Order
The classification of streams or rivers was developed to measure the size of the waterways of the world. Learn about stream order from this overview on the About.com Geography Site.
US Geography Quiz - United States Geography Quiz
A ten-question multiple-choice U.S. geography quiz about the geography of the United States, from your expert Guide to Geography at About.com.
Koppen Climate Classification System
An overview of the Koppen system of climate classification, including maps of the the classifications.
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 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 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.
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.
What is the world's largest river?
The answer to the question - What is the world's largest river?
The G8 - The Countries That Make Up the G8
The countries that are members of the G8, from your About.com Geography GuideSite.
10 Facts About Africa
10 essential facts about Africa, including population, area, elevation, climate, health, and more from the About.com expert Geography site.
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.
Most Popular World Religions
A list of the most popular religions in the world, along with the number of adherents.
The Horrifying Global Impact of the Black Death
An overview of the impacts of the Black Death on the global population and how it spread in the fourteenth century, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.
Demonyms - Names of Nationalities
What to call people from each country of the world.
Free Blank Outline Maps of India
A free blank outline map of the country of India to print out for educational, school, or classroom use.

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