Geography Sitemap - Page 3 2016-09-26

Global Positioning System - An Overview
The eight most important things you need to know about the GPS - Global Positioning System. Learn about the satellites that orbit the earth and how, using a handheld receiver unit, the GPS works to help you determine your location, speed, elevation, and the exact time.

Overview of the United Nations Security Council
An overview and brief history of the United Nations Security Council, the most important body of the United Nations. Learn about the Security Council from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Orienteering - The Sport of Navigation
Learn about orienteering, a sport using navigation with maps and compasses to find various points in unfamiliar and often difficult-to-follow terrain, from the About.com expert GuideSide.

Sustainable Development
An overview of the environmental and green concept of sustainable development. Learn all about sustainable development of homes, businesses, and even entire communities in this method of helping to preserve the environment, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.

Racial Segregation and Integration
We are able to measure how segregated or integrated a city is through the use of the

Geography and Map Apps for iPhone
A listing of the best map and geography apps for the iPhone, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

The Super Bowl - Humor - Geography
Geography humor, from your About.com Guide

Quality of Life
Discover ways we attempt to quantify quality of life; it's a difficult indicator to measure, for sure.

UN Millennium Development Goals for 2015
Learn about the eight Millennium Development Goals established by the members of the United Nations in 2000 to be met by 2015. The Millennium Development Goals focus on improving human life in every country.

The Gullah or Geechee Community
Discover the African-American community of Gullah or Geechee in the South Carolina and Georgia region of the United States, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.

Rangeland - An Overview of Rangeland
Learn all about rangeland, its management, and how it is used for grazing, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.

The Economic Struggles of Landlocked Countries
All landlocked countries have economic struggles because they lack access to the sea. But why are European landlocked countries wealthy while the others are not?

The Great Salt Lake and Ancient Lake Bonneville
The Great Salt Lake is a very large lake located in northern Utah in the United States. It is a remnant of the even larger prehistoric Lake Bonneville and today is the largest lake west of the Mississippi River.

MapQuest - Overview and Information
An overview and information about MapQuest, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

Antarctica - Overview of Antarctica
What you need to know about Antarctica - the coldest, windiest, driest, highest, quietest, most remote, and least understood continent on earth.

Preparing a Disaster Supply Kit
An overview of the items that each household should have on hand in their disaster supplies kit.

Information About California's Recent Earthquakes
This page provides clear direction for locating information about California earthquakes that have just occurred or past historical California earthquakes.

Cholera Map of Dr. John Snow
Dr. John Snow mapped cholera deaths in London in 1854. The work of Doctor Snow stands out as one of the most famous and earliest cases of medical geography.

The Axis of Evil
What countries does the United States consider its enemy? And what do they call them? Find out more about the Axis of Evil, Rogue States, and more.

Micropolitan and Metropolitan Areas
Discover the meaning of the brand-new Metropolitan Area, Micropolitan Area, and Combined Statistical Area in the United States. Obtain listing of these new areas and their components.

Combined Statistical Areas
A listing of the 116 Combined Statistical Areas of the United States. Page 2.

Development Geography
Development geography is a field of study that analyzes the unequal distribution of wealth and resources across the world and how this inequality affects various populations.

Types of Volcanoes
There are many different types of volcanoes that can be found on Earth, and each volcano can be classified according to its location, build, and lava composition.

Samantha Jorden, Geography Intern
An introduction to Samantha Jorden, a Geography Intern that started writing for Geography at About.com in the Spring of 2015.

The Abyssal Plains
The Abyssal Plains, located 3,000 to 6,000 meters below the ocean's surface, were once thought devoid of life but have recently proved to have an interesting, old ecosystem.

Why is Kona Coffee So Good?
Kona coffee is among the world's best. Why is Kona coffee so popular, so rare, so expensive, so perfect? It's the unique geography of the Kona coffee region.

Urban Sprawl in Austin
Austin, a city in Texas that is known for its beauty and diverse culture, has been growing so quickly that it is experiencing urban sprawl. How will Austin fix this problem?

The 2015 Global Peace Index
The 2015 Global Peace Index reports tell us the status of peace in our time. Find out if the world has become more peaceful lately or less.

The Sinking of Venice
The historic Italian town of Venice is on the brink of collapse. The city is sinking at an average rate of 1 to 2 millimeters per year.

Geography of the Ganges River
Learn about the geography, history, significance and pollution of the Ganges River bordering India and Bangladesh from Geography at About.com.

The United Nations - History, Organization, Functions
A comprehensive history and overview of the United Nations and its activities around the world.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
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.

Great Pyramid at Giza
In the 26th century BCE, Egyptian Pharoah Khufu ordered the building of the Great Pyramid, the second and largest pyramid ever built.

Sealand - The Principality of Sealand
Discover the reasons why the Principality of Sealand off the coast of England is no more independent than your own backyard. All about the Principality of Sealand.

The History of Erie Canal
The Erie Canal was the nation's first major transportation system. It allowed goods to be shipped to and from New York City and the Upper Midwest, starting the migration that created the USA as we know it today.

Political Geography and Ownership of the Oceans
The control and ownership of the oceans has long been a controversial topic. Find out how countries are trying to agree on a fair and standardized system.

Dikes of the Netherlands
With a long history of flooding, the Dutch have used dikes and polders in an attempt to reclaim and protect much of the Netherlands.

Coldest Capital Cities of the World
Find out which capital city is the coldest in the world. Hint: It's not in North America.

Canadian Diamond Industry
Find out how Canada has become a powerhouse in the diamond industry.

Subsidence
Subsidence is the abrupt sinking of earth, which can be caused by a number of things, including the extraction of oil, water, or gas from below the earth's surface.

Sandra Fernandez-Achenbach
Meet Sandra Fernandez-Achenbach, a contributing writer to Geography at About.com

20 Biggest Cities in the United States
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.

Counter Enclaves
Counter enclaves are fascinating places where a small area is completely surrounded by a foreign land, which in turn is surrounded by a different foreign land.

Who are the members of OPEC?
The answer to the geography question - Who are the members of OPEC?

Yugoslavia Disappears, Officially Becomes Serbia and Montenegro
Yugoslavia disbands and officially becomes the country known as Serbia and Montenegro.

Karst Topography and Sinkholes - Introduction
Dangerous sinkholes and beautiful caverns are two results of landscapes known as karst topography. Learn about these features from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Natural Caves
Discover the secrets of caves and caverns. Caves are fascinating places with much to discover.

Famous Geographers
While the discipline of geography has not produced a plethora of high-profile celebrities, there are a few famous people who have studied geography.

Harm de Blij: Realms, Regions and Concepts
A biography of geographer Harm de Blij along with information about his division of the world into realms, regions and concepts.

Why Is the Aral Sea Shrinking?
The Aral Sea was once the fourth largest lake in the world. Today, it barely exists as it is evaporating away. Learn how this environmental catastrophe happened.

Age-Sex Pyramids and Population Pyramids
Learn all about population pyramids, also known as age-sex pyramids. They are a useful tool for those studying demographics of a country.

Highest Cities in the World
Discover some of the highest settlements and cities on the planet; it's nearly unbelievable that people can live at such extreme elevations!

Life Expectancy Overview
Life expectancy from birth is a frequently utilized and analyzed component of demographic data for the countries of the world. It represents the average life span of a newborn and is an indicator of the overall health of a country. Learn about life expectancy from from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Life Expectancy in Every Country
A comprehensive and updated list of life expectancy for every country on the planet, along with a ranking of the highest and lowest life expectancies globally.

Capital Cities of Every Independent Country
A comprehensive listing of the capitals of every country on earth, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

Hong Kong - 10 Facts About the Chinese Region of Hong Kong
Did you know that Hong Kong's history goes back 35,000 years? Find out 10 facts about Hong Kong that you need to know.

Landsat - An Overview of the Landsat Satellites
An overview of the Landsat satellites that have been orbiting the Earth for over 40 years, collecting data that anyone can access for free.

A List of 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.

The Sherpa People
The Sherpa, well known for helping Westerners climb Mt. Everest, live in the high mountains of the Himalaya in Nepal.

The Union Jack Flag - Flag of the United Kingdom
All about the Union Jack, the official flag of the United Kingdom.

Geographic Centers of the United States
Do you know where the geographic center of your state is located? Find out the center of your state on this comprehensive list of latitude and longitude!

What Is a ZIP Code?
The ZIP Code was developed by the United States Postal Service to speed up the delivery of the mail, not for mapping neighborhoods and cities.

Germany's Capital Moves From Bonn to Berlin
When Germany reunified in 1990, lawmakers had to decide on the location of a new capital city. In Germany's case, the answer is still not quite clear.

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

Languages Spoken in the European Union
A list of the 23 official languages spoken in the member states of the European Union.

Interesting Geography Facts
Have you ever wondered what time it is at the South Pole? Find out the answer and much more with these interesting geography facts.

Geography of the Earth's Equator
Geography of the Earth's Equator: Read this article to learn about the Equator. Learn about the imaginary line that cuts the Earth in half from Geography at About.com.

Floods and Flooding
Flooding is one of the most frequent of all natural disasters. Find out what causes flooding, where it is most likely to occur, and how you can be prepared.

Ecotourism
Ecotourism promotes travel to beautiful, distant areas while conscientiously protecting both the environment and the indigenous populations.

Interstate Highways
An interesting look back at the history of interstate highways - who came up with the idea, where was the first one, and what problems have they caused?

Regions of the United States
What region is your state located within? Check out this listing of U.S. regions, with their accompanying states.

Is Taiwan Considered a Country? - Information
A essay about whether Taiwan should be considered an country independent from mainland China.

2018 Hurricane Names
A comprehensive listing of the 2018 Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane names.

2017 Hurricane Names
Discover the complete list of hurricane and tropical storm names for the Atlantic Ocean for 2017.

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

Complete Listing of Retired Hurricane Names
A list of hurricane names that have been retired. The list of retired hurricane names includes famous and deadly hurricanes from the past decades.

Topographic Maps
Topographic maps, often called topo maps, have been around since the 1600s and use large scale to show great detail.

What Is the Difference Between Relative Location and Absolute Location?
Learn the difference between relative location and absolute location, and when it is best to use each of these geographic terms.

Measuring Precipitation - How to Measure Precipitation
Average annual precipitation is a vital piece of climatic data - one that is recorded through a variety of methods. Learn how to collect and analyze precipitation.

20 Highest Mountain Peaks in the United States
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.

Speed of the Earth
Discover the how fast the Earth spins and how fast the Earth travels while orbiting the sun.

Landlocked Countries
Approximately one-fifth of the world's countries are landlocked and have no access to the oceans; learn all about landlocked countries from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Overview of Population Growth Rates
Population growth rates and doubling times are fascinating demographic variables that are used to estimate a country's future population.

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.

The Seven Seas From Ancient Times to the Modern Era
What are the Seven Seas? Find out what the is and was meant by the term 'sailing the Seven Seas.'

The Difference Between Country, State and Nation
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.

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.

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.

Sustainable Agriculture
Still a relatively new idea, sustainable agriculture is a way of farming that does not hurt the environment.

Cloud Types
Learn about the ten main types of clouds within the Earth's atmosphere. Clouds vary based on elevation and formation.

Mogok - The Ruby Capital of the World
Surprisingly, Myanmar (or Burma) is the source for 90% of the world's rubies and within Myanmar is the community of Mogok, we find the

The Mariana Trench
The Mariana Trench is home to the world's deepest point - Challenger Deep is a point in the trench that is nearly seven miles below the surface, deeper than the height of Mt. Everest.

Green Revolution - History and Overview
Learn all about the Green Revolution from this overview and history of the Green Revolution from the About.com Geography site.

Discover Reasons to Study Geography
Discover the answer to the question - Why Study Geography. Learn why you should study geography in school. From the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.

An Overview of Earthquakes
A thorough overview of earthquakes and earthquake facts from the About.com Geography site and intern Amanda Briney.

Eutrophication in the Gulf of Mexico
Chemicals from pesticides have been flowing down the Mississippi River and out into the Gulf of Mexico, causing eutrophication and harming both animals and people alike.

Killer Whale Speciation
Killer whales are splitting into two different species. Learn about the amazing process of speciation, the process during evolution where one species splits into two or more distinct species.

Zoning - An Overview of Zoning
An overview of zoning law and city planning in the United States.

Lionfish Invasion
The lionfish, both beautiful and venemous, have recently been introduced into the Atlantic and Caribbean oceans. With no natural predators, lionfish are threatening the environment.

Shape of the State - Five Main Categories
The shapes of a country can be classified into several categories, which affects its internal control and ability to run efficiently.

Biography of Explorer Robert Cavelier de la Salle
A biography of the French explorer Robert Cavelier de la Salle who explored much of the region of the Louisiana Purchase and North America in the seventeenth century.

Lines of Longitude in Geography
An overview of longitude and how to learn and find longitude on a world map. Learn all about longitude from this expert About.com Geography GuideSite article.

Overview of Daylight Saving Time
Everything you ever wanted to know about the history of Daylight Saving Time. Find out why and when we spring forward and fall back for Daylight Saving Time!

The Caste System in India
The caste system in India is over 3,500 years old and has formed a basis for the social stratification of Hindu society. Learn more about the caste system.

Is Fracking a Positive or a Negative Process?
Hydraulic Fracturing, or “fracking,” is the process of drilling into the Earth to release natural gas from shale formations. There are those who consider fracking to be an appropriate method of extracting natural resources from the earth and there are those who consider it to be a dangerous misuse of the planet's resource.

The Lighthouse of Alexandria
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.

China One Child Policy Facts
Ten essential facts about China's One Child Policy, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.

Spring Begins - The March 20-21 Equinox
Learn about the March equinox, March 20, the day that Spring begins in the Northern Hemisphere and Fall begins in the Southern Hemisphere, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.

Statue of Zeus at Olympia
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.

Wolves and Beavers in Yellowstone National Park
The elimination of both wolves and beavers in Yellowstone National Park has drastically impacted the ecology of the park. Find out how the park is trying to get these animals back.

Geography of Estuaries
Read this article to learn information about estuaries. Learn about the types of estuaries, their importance, see some examples of large estuaries and learn about estuary pollution from Geography at About.com.

Geography of the Gulf of Mexico - Border States
Gulf of Mexico Border States: Review this list to learn information about the states surrounding the Gulf of Mexico from Geography at About.com.

The Bering Sea
Located between Alaska and Russia, the Bering Sea has a cold climate but abundant sea life. Found out more about the Bering Sea and how overfishing is destroying it.

Rock Cycle (Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic)
Discover how igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks are created and how they can be recycled as part of the rock cycle.

Greenwich - The Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, England
All about the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England, United Kingdom, which is the Prime Meridian of the world, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Branches 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.

Major Branches 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. Learn about these interesting branches of geography from your About.com Guide to Geography. Page 2.

Ocean Waves - Energy, Movement, and the Coast
An overview of ocean waves, which are caused by the friction of wind over open ocean water. Learn about what causes waves, how energy moves them, and ocean currents.

Number of McDonald's Restaurants Worldwide
Discover the answer to the question of how many McDonald's restaurants exist worldwide.

An Overview of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ)
The ITCZ or Intertropical Convergence Zone is a region on Earth that experiences increased precipitation due to convectional lifting.

Baby Boom History
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.

Births in the United States 1930 to 2007
A table of the total number of births in the United States from 1930 to 2007. Page 2.

Geothermal Energy in Iceland
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Official and Non-Official Nicknames of U.S. States
A comprehensive list of the state nicknames for each of the fifty United States.

The US Pivot to Asia
The “pivot to Asia,” also known as the “rebalancing to Asia,” is a term used to describe the shift in focus of American foreign policy from the Middle East toward the Asia-Pacific region, beginning with President Barack Obama's administration.

The 20 Biggest Countries in the World
A listing of the biggest countries in area in the world, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

The Seven (or Six) Continents on Earth
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.

Learn Latitude and Longitude - Information
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.

High and Low Air Pressure - An Overview
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.

Acid Rain - Causes, Effects, and Solutions
An overview of acid rain and its history, causes, effects, solutions to how it is being mitigated in our environment.

Countries Using the Euro as Their Currency
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.

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

Sahara Desert: Profile (Geography, Climate, Wildlife)
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.

List of the Eight 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.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Global Warming
Your About.com expert Guide to Geography provides a listing of the significant advantages and disadvantages of global warming.

Independence Days of the Nations of 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.

Winter Solstice - Geography
December 21-22 is the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and marks the beginning of winter for the earth north of the equator.

Hurricanes - Overview, Growth and Development, Effects
An overview of the terrible storms known as hurricanes. Find out about hurricane season and how hurricanes are born, destroy, and die. Learn about hurricanes from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

The Mississippi-Missouri-Jefferson River System
The Mississippi-Missouri-Jefferson River System is the world's fourth largest river system. The The Mississippi-Missouri-Jefferson River System drains much of North America. Learn all about the Mississippi-Missouri-Jefferson River System in this article from Geography at About.com.

Death Valley, the Lowest and Hottest Place in the U.S.
Geography of Death Valley: Read this article to learn ten facts about Death Valley, California. Learn about Death Valley's climate, plants, animals and geography from Geography at About.com.

Christopher Columbus - Biography of the Explorer
A brief biographical overview of Christopher Columbus, the explorer who discovered North America for Europe.

Global Warming: Overview and Causes
A comprehensive overview of global warming - its causes, its effects, its future, and what we can do about it, from About.com's expert Geography site.

Effects and Future Outlook of Global Warming
A comprehensive overview of global warming - its causes, its effects, its future, and what we can do about it, from About.com's expert Geography site. Page 2.

Dams and Reservoirs - An Overview
A thorough and complete overview all about dams and their uses and the reservoirs that store water behind dams, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.

World's Tallest Dams - The Tallest Dams in the World
A listing of the tallest dams in the world, from the About.com Geography GuideSite. Page 2.

The World’s Top Ten Largest Reservoirs by Volume
A listing of the ten largest reservoirs in the world, based on cubic area, from the About.com Geography GuideSite. Page 3.

Greenland and Australia - Continents or Not?
Is Greenland a continent? Why is Australia considered a continent? What is Oceania? Get answers to these questions and more from the About.com expert Geography site.

Google Maps Review - Pros, Cons and Tips
Google Maps is a fantastic service that provides detailed and visually appealing street maps of the United States and Canada. As with all Google products, their search is amazing and Google Maps can locate a map of a business, street address, or city.

Largest Cities in the World
A listing of the eighteen largest cities in the world, based on population of the entire urban area, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.

Commonwealth vs. State
I discovered a great answer to the question of why Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia, and Massachusetts are all officially

The World's Newest Countries (34 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.

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

Geography of Brazil - 15 Important Facts to Know
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.

Panama Canal - History and Overview
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.

List of Scadinavia's Five Countries and Its Geography
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.

Official Listing of Countries by Region of the World
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.

List of 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.

History and Facts About Alcatraz 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.

Largest Lakes in the World by Area, Volume and Depth
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

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

Greenwich Mean Time vs. Coordinated Universal Time
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.

Suez Canal: History and Overview - Geography
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.

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.

Mount Pinatubo Eruption (June 1991)
The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines killed hundreds, damaged thousands of homes, and had negative effects on the whole planet.

World Population - Current and Historic Counts
Discover the current world population and historic world population totals and growth since the year one, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Learn 10 Facts About Sochi, Russia
Geography of Sochi: Learn important information about Russia's famous resort city of Sochi. Learn about Sochi's history, climate, population and other facts from Geography at About.com.

Hurricane Names List 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.

Geography of the United States - 10 Fun Facts
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 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.

The 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.

The Current Population of the U.S.A.
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.

List of European Countries by Area
European Countries by Area: Refer to this list to learn the area of Europe's 45 countries from Geography at About.com.

List of 21 Countries on the Mediterranean Sea
Countries of the Mediterranean: Refer to this list to learn about the 21 countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea from Geography at About.com.

Globalization - Description, Pros and Cons.
An overview and assessment of the increased interconnectedness among countries, most notably in the areas of economics, politics, and culture.

An Overview of the European Union
A brief history and overview of the European Union. Learn about the development of the EU.

Countries of Asia by Size Area (List)
Area of Asian Countries: Refer to this list to learn the area of Asia's 48 countries from Geography at About.com.

10 Facts About Africa
10 essential facts about Africa, including population, area, elevation, climate, health, and more from the About.com expert Geography site.

Amerigo Vespucci Explorer Biography
Learn all about the explorer for whom America is named - Amerigo Vespucci, from your About.com Guide to Geography. A short biography of Amerigo Vespucci.

Berlin Conference
From November 1884 to February 1885, European countries met in Berlin to divide Africa among themselves to colonize the continent.

List of Arab Countries
List of Arab Countries: Refer to this list to learn which countries make up the Arab world from Geography at About.com.

UN Human Development Index (HDI) Overview
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.

Largest Metropolitan Areas in the U.S.
A listing of the thirty largest metropolitan areas, with total population, in the United States, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

What Is the Population of India Currently?
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.

List of Mexico's 31 States and One Federal District
States of Mexico: Refer to this list to learn about the 31 states of Mexico and one Federal District from Geography at About.com.

Marco Polo - A Brief Biography
A biographical overview of the great explorer Marco Polo, who traveled throughout Asia in the 1200s.

Rio de Janeiro - 10 Most Important Things to Know
The history, economy, geography, climate and culture of Brazil's second largest city, one of the main tourist destination in the Southern Hemisphere.

Spain: Basic Info, History, Geography and Climate
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.

The Role of 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.

Countries of Central America and the Caribbean
Refer to this list to learn about the countries of Central America and the Caribbean. Learn about these 20 countries based on their area from Geography at About.com.

Learn About 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.

Temperature Inversion Layers: Explanation and Impact
Learn about temperature inversion layers and their impact on local climates and smog, from the About.com expert geography site.

20 Largest National Parks in the United States
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.

Geography of the 14 U.S. Territories
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.

Geography of the 14 Countries Bordering China
Geography of Countries Bordering China: Read this article to learn about the countries that border China. Learn geographic information about the fourteen countries that border China from Geography at About.com.

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

Tallest Mountains in the World Listing
A complete listing, with elevation, of the tallest mountains in the world.

Geography of Greenland Fast Facts
Geography of Greenland: Read this article to learn about Greenland. Learn ten facts about Greenland, including information about its history, geography, climate and economy from Geography at About.com.

Amazon River in Geography
The eight most important things you need to know about the Amazon River in South America, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

List of the World's Ten Deadliest Tsunamis
Deadliest Tsunamis: Refer to this list to learn about the world's ten deadliest tsunamis from Geography at About.com.

An Overview of the 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

Rivers Flowing North
Learn all about rivers that flow northward around the world, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

List of U.S. States by Area
List of the 50 States by Area: Read this article to learn the area of the 50 U.S. states. Learn the area of the largest and smallest states from Geography at About.com.

10 Largest Lakes in the U.S. by Surface Area
A listing of the 10 largest lakes in the United States measured by surface area.

Easter Island - Ten Geographic Facts
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.

Glaciers Overview - Geography
A comprehensive overview of glaciers. Includes the types of glaciers, how glaciers carve the land, and the importance of glaciers. From Colin Stief of Geography at About.com.

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

Water Desalination
An overview of water desalination, the process of changing sea water into fresh water, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.

China: Twenty Largest Cities
China's Largest Cities: 1) Beijing: 22,000,000 (2010 estimate) 2) Shanghai: 19,210,000 (2009 estimate) 3) Chongqing: 14,749,200 (2009 estimate)

Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan in Asia or Europe?
I was asked today why I list Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan as Asian countries while some other websites list them as European countries. My answer was as

Largest City in Area in the United States
Learn about the country's largest city in area, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

What Is a Map? Basic Information About Maps
Learn the answer to the question - What Is a Map? - with this basic, easily-understood overview of maps.

Mount Everest - Overview and Information
An overview and information about Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. Learn about Mount Everest from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Geography of River Deltas - Formation and Importance
Learn about the formation of river deltas, the different types of deltas and why they are important for our planet and for humans, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.

Thematic Maps in Geography - Overview
An overview of thematic maps and their types; thematic maps are used to display data on a map. Learn about thematic maps and cartography from the About.com Geography site.

The Great Barrier Reef - World's Largest Reef System
The Great Barrier Reef: Read this article to learn about the Great Barrier Reef. Learn about the geography, geology, biodiversity and human usage of the Great Barrier Reef from Geography at About.com.

Learn 10 Facts about the Florida Keys Islands
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.

Aswan High Dam Controls the Nile River
Discover fascinating information about the world's longest river - the Nile River - and the Aswan High Dam that controls Egypt's lifeline.

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

South Korea - the Ten Most Important Things to Know
Ten Things to Know About South Korea: Read this article to learn ten important facts about South Korea. Learn about South Korea's people, economy, topography, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.

Is Greenland a Country? Greenland's Status
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.

Continents - Geography Definition
The major land masses of the earth. According to tradition most people speak of seven continents on the planet.

Milankovitch Cycles Overview - Earth-Sun Interaction
Astronomer Milutin Milankovitch developed the mathematical formulas upon which orbital variations are based. He hypothesized that when some parts of the cyclic variations are combined and occur at the same time, they are responsible for major changes to the earth's climate (even ice ages). Learn more about the Milankovitch Cycles in this article.

Zaire - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Learn about the African name change from Zaire to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1997. Find out the difference between the two Congos - the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.

How to Use Google Earth Free Mapping Software
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.

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

Smallest Capital Cities in the United States
Small Capitals: Refer to this list to learn which of the capital cities in the United States are the smallest. Learn about the ten smallest capital cities in the United States from Geography at About.com.

Sunbelt U.S States History and Overview
The region of the United States known as the Sunbelt has experienced dramatic growth since World War II. Learn all about the Sunbelt from this article from the expert About.com Geography GuideSite.

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

The World's Most Northernmost Cities List
The World's Northernmost Cities and Towns: Refer to this list to learn about the world's northernmost cities and towns from Geography at About.com.

The Four Islands of Japan - Introduction and Overview
The main islands of Japan are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku. Here is some brief information about each

All About Russia's Exclave of Kaliningrad
Learn about the Russian exclave oblast of Kaliningrad, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Learn 10 Geographic Facts About Texas
Geography of Texas: Read this article to learn about the U.S. state of Texas. Learn about the history, economy and geography of Texas from Geography at About.com.

NATO - Member Countries and Overview
This site provides a listing of the members of NATO and an overview of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

El Nino and La Nina Overview and Effects
An understandable overview of El Nino and La Nina and their effects on the world climate from your expert About.com Guide to Geography.

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

Geography and History of Costa Rica
Geography of Costa Rica: Read this article to learn about the Central American country of Costa Rica. Learn about Costa Rica's history, government, economy, geography, climate and biodiversity from Geography at About.com.

Learn About the Six Amazon River Basin Countries
Refer to this list to learn information about the six countries of the Amazon River Basin from Geography at About.com.

An Overview of the World's Rainforests
The world's rainforests are incredibly diverse in terms of plant and animal life and provide much of the world's oxygen. Learn all about rainforests from this article from the About.com expert Geography site.

Geography of Jamaica
Geography of Jamaica: Read this article to learn about the Caribbean nation of Jamaica. Learn about Jamaica's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.

List of the 14 Countries of Oceania by Area
Countries of Oceania by Area: Refer to this list to learn about the 14 countries of Oceania by their area.

10 Countries in the World With the Longest Coastlines
Longest Coastlines in the World: Refer to this list to learn which of the world's country's have the longest coastlines from Geography at About.com.

U.S. Southwest's Colorado River (Geography and More)
Geography of the Colorado River: Read this article to learn about the Colorado River. Learn about the Colorado River's course, history and why there are so many dams built on it from Geography at About.com.

England's Geography - Ten Facts to Know
Geography of England: Read this article to learn about England. Learn ten geographic facts about England's government, economy, geography, climate and education from Geography at About.com.

The Prime Meridian - Overview and History
Learn about the establishment of the prime meridian in Greenwich, London, United Kingdom in 1884 and how it has impacted longitude and time to this day, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.

Ten Facts on the Geography of Beijing, China
Geography of Beijing, China: Read this article to learn ten facts about Beijing's history, economy, people, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.

Mecca - Holy Pilgrimage Site for Muslims
Discover the geography of the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, home of Mohammed and site of pilgrimage and travel for millions of Muslims.

A List of the 23 Provinces in the Country of China
Chinese Provinces: Refer to this article to learn about China's provinces. Learn the names, area and capital locations for each of China's 23 provinces from Geography at About.com.

Germany National Factsheet - History and Geography
Geography of Germany: Read this article to learn information about the country of Germany. This article provides a geographic overview of Germany with background on its history, government, economy, geography and climate. It is provided by Geography at About.com.

Evapotranspiration Overview - Geography
An overview of evapotranspiration, which is a combination of evaporation and transpiration. Learn about the climate concept of evapotranspiration and potential evapotranspiration from your About.com Geography site.

The Worst Disasters in World History
Information and a listing about the worst disasters in world history, based on total number of deaths. This listing of the world's worst disasters is part of the expert Geography at About.com GuideSite.

Indonesia - Geography, History, and More
Geography of Indonesia: Read this article to learn about Indonesia. Learn about Indonesia's history, governmental structure, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.

Geography of Pakistan's Provinces and Capital Territory
Geography of Pakistan's Provinces and Territory: Read this article to learn brief facts about the four provinces and one capital territory of Pakistan from Geography at About.com.

Geography & Overview of Chile - History, Climate & More
This overview of Chile features information on Chile's geography, history, government and industry. Learn important facts about Chile and its importance to South America and the world.

Moscow, Russia: Ten Facts About Its History and Culture
Learn about Russia's capital city, 1,000 years old, with 49 bridges, many museums and theaters, and historic buildings such as Saint Basil's Cathedral.

An Overview of Municipal Waste and Landfills
An overview of municipal waste and how a city's trash ends up in landfills and efforts to reduce garbage through recycling and other methods, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.

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

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

Northern Hemisphere Geography and Overview
An introduction to the Northern Hemisphere, featuring information about the Northern Hemisphere's geography and climate, impacts of the Coriolis Effect and the distribution of population across the area. Learn these important facts and more about the Northern Hemisphere and its importance to world geography from the About.com expert geography GuideSite.

Canada's Provinces and Territories
Read this article to learn the names, population, area and capitals of Canada's ten provinces and three territories of Canada from Geography at About.com.

Water: The Scarce Resource - Human Influence on Water
Water is becoming more and more a scarce and valuable resource as population and consumption rise. Learn more about water as a scarce resource, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.

10 Things to Know About the Country of Georgia
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.

Learn Facts About the Earth'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.

10 Facts About Quebec City, Canada
Read this article to learn about facts of Quebec City, Canada. Learn ten facts about Quebec City's history, population, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.

Geography of the Newest Country of South Sudan
South Sudan: Read this article to learn about the new African country of South Sudan. Learn about South Sudan's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.

Geography of the Country of Belize - World Atlas
Geography of Belize: Read this article to learn about Central America's most sparsely populated country, Belize. Learn about Belize's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.

Discover the Northwest Passage Across Northern Canada
Learn about the Northwest Passage, a water passage north of the Arctic Circle that decreases ship travel time between Europe and Asia. This article on the Northwest Passage is from the About.com expert Guide to Geography.

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

Surveying and the Role of the Surveyor
Learn about the field of surveying and how one becomes a surveyor.

Ten Geographic Facts of New Orleans
Geography of New Orleans: Read this article to learn about New Orleans, the largest city in Louisiana. Learn ten facts about New Orleans' history, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.

Ten Things to Know About North Korea
The ten most important things to know about the country of North Korea, including its history, geography, government, and economy.

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

Geography and Overview of Tsunamis
Tsunami: Read this article to learn about tsunamis. Learn about the causes and movement of tsunamis, as well as the difference between a tsunami watch and warning and information on some large tsunamis from Geography at About.com.

The Dutch Empire: Three Centuries on Five Continents
Learn about the exploration and global trade empire based in The Netherlands in the 17th and 18th centuries, stretching from Indonesia to New York City

Geography of the Pacific Northwest - Learn Ten Facts
Read this article to learn about the Pacific Northwest. Learn ten important geographic facts about the Pacific Northwest from Geography at About.com.

Tallest Buildings in the World (2012)
Information about the tallest building in the world along with information about the world's tallest buildings.

Tropic of Capricorn - Overview and Geography
Overview and Geography of the Tropic of Capricorn: Learn about the geographic significance and naming of the Tropic of Capricorn - one of the Earth's most significant lines of latitude from the expert geography GuideSite at About.com.

Tropic of Cancer - Overview and Geography
Geography of the Tropic of Cancer: Refer to this article to learn about the importance of the Tropic of Cancer to understanding the Earth's physical geography. Also includes information on the Tropic of Cancer's naming and location on Earth's surface. Learn important facts about the Tropic of Cancer from Geography at About.com.

Great Circles - Definition and Examples in Geography
Learn how great circle and great circle routes are utilized for navigation and how they divide the earth into two equal halves, from the About.com expert geography site.

Geographic Regions of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom Regions: Refer to this list to learn about the four regions (sometimes called countries) making up the United Kingdom from Geography at About.com.

Geography of the Southern Hemisphere and Facts
Geography of the Southern Hemisphere: Refer to this article about Earth's Southern Hemisphere to learn more about its geography, climate, impacts of the Coriolis Force on objects in the Earth region, population distribution and biodiversity. Learn important facts about the Southern Hemisphere from the expert Geography GuideSite at About.com.

Geography of the United States of America
Geography of the United States of America: Read this article to learn about the United States. Learn about the history, government, economy, geography and climate of the United States from Geography at About.com.

India Place Name Changes - Major Cities and States
This article provides an overview of some of the major changes to city names in India since independence from Britain.

Absolute Location - Definition and Examples
A definition of the geography term absolute location, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

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

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

Hmong Geography and Culture
Learn about the Hmong people - originally of Southeast Asia and Southern China but now spread throughout the world, especially in the United States. Discover the distinct Hmong culture from this Geography at About.com article.

Ten States That Border the Mississippi River
Refer to this list to learn about the ten U.S. states with borders along the Mississippi River, from Minnesota to Louisiana.

Predicting the Next Geologic Ice Age
Your About.com Expert on Geography discusses whether we should expect global warming or the next ice age.

Why Is North at the Top of the Map?
Learn why the top of the map points to the north and not to another direction. Why is north at the top of the map in cartography and geography?

Geography of Russia's 21 Republics
Geography of Russia's Republics: Read this article to learn information about Russia's 21 republics from Geography at About.com.

10 Geographic Facts About the Gulf of Mexico
Geography of the Gulf of Mexico: Read this article to learn all about the Gulf of Mexico. Learn facts about the Gulf of Mexico's history and exploration, economy and natural resources, geography and biodiversity from Geography at About.com.

List of the Marginal Seas of the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean Seas: Refer to this list to learn information about the seven marginal seas bordering the Indian Ocean from Geography at About.com.

Megalopolis BosWash - From Boston to Washington
Geographer Jean Gottmann defined the area from Boston to Washington as one huge urban area, known as Megalopolis. Learn all about BosWash as its development as the urban core of America.

Learn 10 Facts About the Region of Kashmir
Geography of Kashmir: Read this article to learn about Kashmir. Learn ten facts about Kashmir's history, geography, climate, people and economy from Geography at About.com.

What is the Chinese National Divorce Rate?
China's divorce rate is rising rapidly, causing concern about the county's social stability. Learn about the increase in China's divorce rate.

Amanda Briney - Geography at About.com Contributing Writer
A biographical sketch of Amanda Briney, geographer and contributing writer for Geography at About.com.

Geography and Overview of the Caribbean Nation of Haiti
Geography of Haiti: Refer to this article to learn about Haiti. Learn important information about Haiti's history, governmental structure, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.

History and Geography of Guantanamo Bay
Find out the history of Guantanamo Bay as a U.S. naval base and as a detention center. Learn about the geography of the base and its surrounding region, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.

Most Populous Countries in 2100
A listing of the twenty most populous countries in the year 2100, based on United Nations population projections for 2100. This list is from the About.com Geography GuideSite.

Environmental Refugees - Laws and Resources
Those displaced from their home due to environmental disasters are not considered refugees by the international community.

Spain's North African Enclaves of Melilla and Ceuta
The Spanish territories of Melilla and Ceuta lie within Morocco in North Africa. Learn about the history and geography of Spain's Melilla and Ceuta.

Poland - Geographical and Historical Overview
Geography of Poland- Refer to this article to learn information about the European country of Poland. Learn about Poland's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.

History and Geography of Puerto Rico
An overview of the history and geography of Puerto Rico, the United States island territory in the Caribbean.

Geography of Pakistan - Learn about the Country of Pakistan
Geography of Pakistan: Read this article to learn about the Middle Eastern Country of Pakistan. Learn about Pakistan's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.

The Five Autonomous Regions of China
Refer to this list to learn about China's five autonomous regions: Xinjiang, Tibet, Inner Mongolia, Guangxi, and Ningxia.

Drought - Causes and Stages
A comprehensive overview of drought. Provides the definition of drought, the causes of drought, economic effects of drought, and how drought can be controlled.

Consequences and Mitigation of Drought
Page two of a comprehensive overview of drought and its effects, from the About.com Geography site. Page 2.

Geography of Nigeria
Geography of Nigeria: Read this article to learn about the West African nation of Nigeria. Learn about Nigeria's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.

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

Geography of Arizona - Facts About the 48th State
Read this article to learn about the U.S. state of Arizona. Learn ten facts about Arizona's history, geography, climate and vegetation.

The Iditarod - History, Overview of 'The Last Great Race'
A look at the Iditarod, the great race in Alaska. Includes an overview and history of the Iditarod rade.

Population Statistics - Village of 100 People
Summarizing the demographics and statistics of the world population if the population of the world were made up of a village of one hundred people.

Learn About Sudan - Geography, History, and More
Geography of Sudan: Read this article to learn about the nation of Sudan. Learn about Sudan's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.

Magnetic Declination - True Versus Magnetic North
Learn about Earth’s magnetic field, how magnetic declination differs around the world, how to calculate magnetic declination and how to use a compass.

Geography of Tuvalu and the Impacts of Sea Level Rise
An introduction to Tuvalu featuring important information on Tuvalu's history, economy, geography, climate, and the recent impacts global warming and sea level rise have had on the country. Learn these important facts and more about Tuvalu and its significance in world events, from the About.com expert geography GuideSite.

An Overview of Water Resouces and the Uses
All about water, our most abundant natural resource - Consumption, overconsumption, uses, access, and management solutions.

Using Geographic Information to Make Business Decisions
A comprehensive overview of business geographics that tells how businesses can and do use geographic information to make sound business decisions.

Definition of Relief - Geography Glossary
A definition of the geography term relief, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

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

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.

Scotland's September Referendum on Independence
Everything you wanted to know about Scotland's referendum in September 2014 to decide whether to become an independent country and independent from the United Kingdom after 300 years of unity.

Does the Sun Set on the British Empire?
It is often said that

The Country of South Korea - Geographic Information
Geography of South Korea: Read this article to learn about South Korea. Learn about South Korea's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.

Definition of Geography Doubling Time
A definition of the geography doubling time, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Belize Barrier Reef
Lear about the 700 mile-long Belize Barrier Reef, a coral reef located off the coast of Belize in Central America.

The Future of Paper Maps?
Do GIS, GPS, smart phones, and computers mean the end of paper maps? Explore the future of paper maps and cartography on Geography at About.com.

State Population Estimates for 2006
A complete listing of the populations of every state in the United States, as of July 1, 2006, with California remaining the most populous state.

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

The Definition of BRIC and BRICS - Geography
Discover the definition of BRIC and BRICS, from your About.com Geography site.

The Ten Countries With the Highest Population Density
A listing of the 10 most densely populated countries in the world, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.

History and Geography of Tibet
Cries ring out around the world to free Tibet from Chinese control. Learn more about the history and geography of Tibet and life under Chinese rule.

Geopolitics
Learn about geopolitics, a dark era in geography when geography was utilized as a weapon of conquest, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Intertidal Zone
Discover the fascinating intertidal zone, where land, ocean, and air meet.

Post-Hurricane Population Data Released
An overview of census, population, and demographic data assessing the population changes in Gulf Coast states following Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, from your About.com Guide to Geography.

Louisiana Post-Hurricane Demographic Changes
An overview of census, population, and demographic data assessing the population changes in Gulf Coast states following Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, from your About.com Guide to Geography. Page 2.

Mumbai Was Bombay
Those monitoring the tragic news in Mumbai are wondering,

Geneticists: English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh Are Same People
According to an article in the New York Times, the DNA of individuals throughout the United Kingdom is so strikingly similar that the people of England,

One in Five Americans Can't Find U.S.?
Miss South Carolina Teen USA was asked recently why one in five Americans can't find the United States on a map. Unfortunately, that statistic is entirely

Do All Rivers Flow South?
It disturbs me how often I'm asked why

South Korea's Population Control
In 1962, South Korea began a nationwide family planning campaign to reduce the total fertility rate (TFR) in its population. The TFR in South Korea dropped

The World's "Best" Countries
Newsweek has ranked 100 countries of the world (out of 195) and has determined that Finland is the world's

Scotland Is Not a Country
I regularly receive email complaining that Scotland is not on my list of the 193 countries of the world. I write back, telling the mis-informed individual why

Definition of Pan-Africanism?
I received a great question asking for the definition of Pan-Africanism. Since it's not a regular geographic term, I searched online and found this discussion

The Father of Geography
The ancient Greek scholar and librarian (in fact, the Head Librarian of the Great Library of Alexandria) Eratosthenes is called the