Geography Sitemap - Page 4 2016-09-26
Where Does Route 66 End?
The now-defunct U.S. Route 66 that once extended from Chicago to Los Angeles officially ended on the West Coast at the corner of 7th Street and Broadway in
Coca-Cola in Every Country But Three? No!
The Colossus at Rhodes
The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Ancient Wonders of the World, was a giant statue of the Greek sun god, Helios, and located on the island of Rhodes off of modern Turkey.
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, was a large, ornate tomb built for Mausolus of Caria.
Geography of Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy's historical destruction to the Eastern Seaboard of the United States began with its landfall on October 29, 2012, and continued for nearly a week's time, across a dozen states, which resulted in billions of dollars of cumulative damage. Learn about the geographic factors that led to the destruction.
Smallest Cities in the United States
Peter wrote me to ask me for a list of the smallest cities in the United States by area. I went to the County and City Data Books site and produced a list of
Vatican City Is an Independent Country
Why the Vatican City (also known as the Holy See) should be considered to be an independent country.
Containers and Container Ships
In the 1950s, the first intermodal containers were transported by cargo ship between ports. This revolutionized shipping and transportation of goods around the world. They are shipping on train, truck, and cargo ship and make globalization possible.
Biography of Anaximander
The Greek philosopher Anaximander made many significant contributions to early geography and cartography and he is believed to have created the first published world map.
What Is Sea Level?
What is sea level and what does sea level actually mean? Discover the meaning of sea level and how rising sea levels can impact our planet.
India's Look East Policy
India’s Look East Policy is an effort being made by the Indian government to cultivate and strengthen economic and strategic relations with the nations of Southeast Asia in order to solidify its standing as a regional power.
The History of Cartography
Read this article to learn about the history and development of cartography. Learn about early cartography in Greece, Rome, China and the Middle East as well as cartography in Europe and modern computerized cartography.
Read this article to learn information about Gerardus Mercator. Learn about Mercator’s early life, research and his development of the Mercator map projection.
Fall - An Overview of the Fall, Autumn, and September Equinox
An overview of the September equinox, which is also known as fall or autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Learn about fall from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
Biomes: An Overview
A biome is a large geographical region where certain types of plants and animals thrive. Find out about what makes biomes different, where they are located, and what causes low biodiversity within some of them.
The Pangea Supercontinent
An overview of the supercontinent of Pangea, which covered one-third of the planet and began to break up about 200 million years ago to form the modern continents of today.
Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights
An overview of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights - learn how they're formed, where to see them, and how they're predicted.
United States Forest Service
The U.S. Forest Service oversees the forests and wild lands of the United States. Did you know that it's responsible for eight percent of the United States? Learn more about the United States Forest Service -- its history, how it is organized, its divisions, and its current research.
Geophagy (Eating Dirt) - A Traditional Practice
Geophagy is a traditional practice which does provide nutrients to the body by eating dirt or clay.
Shenzhen, The Instant City
Learn about China's Instant City, Shenzhen, which grew 300 times its size in 30 years. This city is an example of China's fast-paced growth.
Atacama Desert - Geographic Overview
The Atacama Desert of northern Chile is the world's second driest region (icy Antarctica is first). Although the Tropic of Capricorn passes through the region, the Atacama lies in the rain shadow of Chile's Coast Range, which squeezes out the moisture from the atmosphere.
2005 Hurricane Names
A list of the official hurricane names for 2005.
2008 Hurricane Names
A list of the official hurricane names for 2008.
2004 Hurricane Names
A list of the official hurricane names for 2004.
2007 Hurricane Names
A list of the official hurricane names for 2007. The rotating list of names of hurricanes changes each year; this is the 2007 list of hurricane names from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
2006 Hurricane Names
A list of the official hurricane names for 2006.
An Overview of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
An overview of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the world heritage program to preserve cultural sites around the world. An overview of the World Heritage Sites and program from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
Largest Cities of the European Union
Largest Cities of the European Union: Refer to this list to learn which cities are the largest in the European Union from Geography at About.com.
Geography of Russia - Learn about the Eurasian Nation of Russia
Geography of Russia: Read this article to learn information about Russia. Learn about Russia's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.
Geography of Russia (Government, Economy and Geography)
Geography of Russia: Read this article to learn about Russia. Learn about the government, economy, geography and climate of the European country of Russia from Geography at About.com. Page 2.
British Columbia Geography and Facts
Refer to this article to learn ten important facts about British Columbia's history, geography, climate and economy. Learn about British Columbia from Geography at About.com.
List of the 29 Governorates in Egypt
List of Egypt's Governorates: Governorates are like states in Egypt. Learn about the 29 that make up the country from Geography at About.com.
The Geography of Central America's Honduras
Geography of Honduras: Read this article to learn about Honduras. Learn about Honduras's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.
A large collection of quotes of definitions of geography from various sources, compiled by your About.com Guide to Geography.
Chongqing, China - Ten Facts
Chongqing is an important economic, historic and cultural center, one of China's four direct controlled municipalities, and the largest by area.
The Geography of the Korean Peninsula
Geography of the Korean Peninsula: Read this article to learn information about the Korean Peninsula. Learn about the Korean Peninsula's topography, geology, climate and biodiversity from Geography at About.com.
Biography of Architect Frederick Law Olmsted
A biographical outline of famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed the grounds of hundreds of famous locations, including Central Park in New York City, from that About.com expert Geography Site.
Learn Facts About the Geography of U.S. State of Iowa
Geography of Iowa: Read this article to learn about the U.S. state of Iowa. Learn ten facts about Iowa's history, geography, economy and climate from Geography at About.com.
San Marino - Information and Geography
Geography of San Marino: Read this article to learn information about the country of San Marino. Learn information about San Marino's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.
United Nations Security Council Members
A listing of the members of the United Nations Security Council. Find out which countries the UN Security Council members, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
Ten Facts About Port au Prince, Haiti
Geography of Port au Prince: Refer to this article to learn about Port au Prince, Haiti. Learn ten important facts about Haiti's capital and largest city from Geography at About.com.
Yi-Fu Tuan - Biography of Geographer
A biography of the famous Chinese-American geographer Yi-Fu Tuan, from the About.com Geography site.
Nicaragua: Geography, History, Economy, Climate Facts
Geography of Nicaragua: Read this article to learn about Nicaragua. Learn about Nicaragua's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.
Top U.S. World Trade Partners
A complete listing of the top fifteen world trade partners of the United States.
Oil Tankers - Geographic Overview
Overview of Oil Tankers: Read this article to learn about oil tankers. Learn about the history of oil tankers as well as the types, how they work and problems with pollution from Geography at About.com.
Geography of Paraguay: Read this article to learn about Paraguay. Learn about Paraguay's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.
Belgium - Overview and Geography
An overview of Belgium featuring information on the Belgium's geography, history, government, demographic and economic facts. Learn important facts about Belgium and its importance to the EU and the world, from the About.com expert geography GuideSite.
7 Billion People - Overpopulation or Not?
In 2011, the world population will cross the seven billion mark. Can human population, the earth, and human consumption keep up with each other?
The Golden Triangle
Learn about the Golden Triangle, a region of illicit drug production in Asia. Find out the history of the Golden Triangle and efforts to combat the illegal activities in the region.
List of the 47 Prefectures of Japan by Area
Japanese Prefectures by Area: Refer to this list to learn about the 47 prefectures of Japan. Learn which prefectures are the largest and which are the smallest from Geography at About.com.
Population Geography Overview
An overview of the subject of study known as population geography, a branch of geography which studies and maps the distribution of people across the planet. This overview of population geography comes from the About.com Geography GuideSite.
Global Atmospheric Circulation and Related Effects
The names for the regions of the earth known as the trade winds, horse latitudes, and the doldrums all hark back to the age of sailing. Learn about these regions from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Geography of Reykjavik, Iceland - 10 Facts
Geography of Reykjavik: Read this article to learn ten facts about Iceland's capital city, Reykjavik. Learn about Reykjavik's history, people and geography from Geography at About.com.
Deadliest World Hurricanes Since 1900 (List)
A listing of the deadliest hurricanes in the world since the year 1900, a top ten list of the deadliest world hurricanes and cyclones. From your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
World Cup Host Countries
A listing of the FIFA World Cup Host Countries from 1930 to 2022, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
Ten Facts About the State of Missouri
Geography of Missouri: Read this article to learn ten facts about the state of Missouri. Learn information about Missouri's history, demographics, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.
Queensland, Australia Geography
Geography of Queensland: Read this article to learn information about Queensland, Australia. Learn ten facts about Queensland's history, economy, government, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.
Switzerland - History, Economics, Geography
A landlocked country in Western Europe, it is one of the richest countries in the world and it has consistently ranked high for its quality of life.
Internships in Geography
Learn all about internships related to the field of geography, from your About.com Expert to Geography.
List of the Ten Least Visited National Parks
Least Visited National Parks in the U.S.: Refer to this article to learn information about the ten least visited national parks in the U.S. from Geography at About.com.
Learn about islands divided between two or more countries. Divided islands are challenging to govern and potentially stoke international conflict.
Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere
June 21 is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and marks the beginning of summer for the earth north of the equator.
World Cup Teams That Should Not Exist
World Cup teams that should not exist; or, why England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland and twenty-five other countries should not have their own football (soccer) teams, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
The Reason Gas Prices Are So High
An overview of the cause of high gas prices and high oil prices in the United States and around the world, from the About.com expert Guide to Geography.
Places Named After Old Country Geographic Locations
An article discussing the frequent occurrence of place names that are - New - such as New England and England, New York and York, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
An overview of ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Learn about the history and development of the ASEAN organization.
What is Diffusion in Geography?
A definition of the geography term diffusion, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Trans-Canada Highway (History and Geography)
Learn about the Trans-Canada Highway, which stretches from British Columbia to the Newfoundland, connecting Canada from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Atlantic Ocean in the east, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.
Overview of the World Health Organization (WHO)
An overview of the history and international work of the World Health Organization, an arm of the United Nations.
An overview of transportation geography, the field of geography which studies various forms of transportation and their movement across the earth, from the expert About.com Geography GuideSite.
The United Kingdom's Ageing Population
Learn about the ageing population of the United Kingdom in this population geography article from Geography at About.com.
Baja California - 10 Facts About This Mexican State
Learn ten facts about Baja California's history, geography, topography, biodiversity and economy. (It was not admitted into Mexico as a state until 1952.)
An Overview and Geography of New Zealand
An overview of New Zealand featuring information on New Zealdn's history, government, industry, geography, climate and biodiversity. and Learn important facts about New Zealand and its worldwide importance from the About.com expert geography GuideSite.
Finnish Culture of Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Michigan is home to more Finnish Americans than any other state, with the majority of these calling the remote Upper Peninsula home. But how and why did they go to Michigan?
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.
The Geography of Sri Lanka
Read this article to learn important information about Sri Lanka. Learn about Sri Lanka's history, governmental structure, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) in Everyday Life
Learn about the latest uses and developments in GIS, from the About.com Geography at About.com site.
South Korea's Infatuation With Computer Gaming Culture
South Korea is a country infatuated with video games. It is a place where professional gamers earn six-figure contracts, date supermodels, and are treated as A-list celebrities.
The History and Growth of Central Park
An overview of the history and development of New York City's famous Central Park. Discover the planning and growth of Central Park from this thorough article on the About.com geography site.
An Overview of Historic Preservation
An overview of historic preservation, the effort to protect historic buildings from destruction, from the About.com expert Geography site.
Learn how to find your place on the Earth's surface without a GPS, using celestial navigation. Celestial navigation uses the sun and starts to find your place on the planet.
A Geographic Overview of Soil Systems
An overview of the soil of the lithosphere of the earth. Learn all about soil from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Netherlands - Geography, Government and History
Learn about the history, government, economics, geography and climate of the Netherlands from Geography at About.com.
Stream Order - The Classification of Streams and Rivers
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.
Crime Mapping and Analysis - An Overview
An overview of crime mapping and the analysis of crime by law enforcement agencies through the use of maps and geographic technologies, such as GIS.
A Comprehensive Overview of Icebergs
A comprehensive overview of icebergs from their formation from ice sheets to their movement in the world oceans to their tracking and monitoring to their melting.
An Overview of Territories of the World
Your About.com Guide to Geography defines territories, colonies, and dependencies in relation to countries and political geography.
The Longest Day of the Year for International Cities
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 for international cities, from your About.com Guide to Geography. Page 2.
Yemen: Geography & Facts About the Country
Geography of Yemen: Refer to this article to learn about Yemen. Learn about Yemen's history, governmental structure, economics, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.
An Overview of Landscape Ecology
An overview of the field of study known as landscape ecology, discipline that explores the spatial aspects of ecology and the biosphere.
The City Beautiful Movement (1893 - 1899)
Learn about the City Beautiful Movement of the late 19th century and early 20th century that established the foundations of urban planning and development. From your About.com Guide to Geography.
Overview of AP Human Geography Examination and Course
A comprehensive overview of the Advanced Placement examination and course in human geography, also known as AP Human Geography, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
About the Earth's Geographic and Magnetic South Pole
The South Pole: Read this article to learn about the South Pole. Learn about the Earth's geographic and magnetic South Pole, as well as the history of South Pole exploration from Geography at About.com.
Hydrologic (Water) Cycle: An Overview
A summary of how water gets from ocean to land to river and back again, through the hydrologic cycle from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Smallest Countries in the World Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of the world's ten smallest countries, from 0.2 square miles on up to 115 square miles, these ten smallest countries are microstates. A photo gallery from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
The World's Second Smallest Country - Monaco
Learn about the world's second smallest country, Monaco.
The World's Smallest Country - Vatican City or Holy See
Learn about the world's smallest country, the Vatican City or Holy See.
The World's 10th Smallest Country - Maldives
Information about the world's tenth smallest country, the Maldives.
The World's Ninth Smallest Country - Seychelles
Information about the world's ninth smallest country - Seychelles.
The World's Eighth Smallest Country - Saint Kitts and Nevis
Information about the world's eighth smallest country, the Caribbean island country of Saint Kitts and Nevis.
The World's Seventh Smallest Country - Marshall Islands
Learn about the world's seventh smallest country, Marshall Islands.
The World's Sixth Smallest Country - Liechtenstein
Learn about the world's sixth smallest country, Liechtenstein.
The World's Fifth Smallest Country - San Marino
Learn about the world's fifth smallest country, San Marino.
The World's Fourth Smallest Country - Tuvalu
Learn about the world's fourth smallest country, Tuvalu.
The World's Third Smallest Country - Nauru
Learn about the world's third smallest country, Nauru.
Culture Hearths and Cultural Diffusion
A discussion of the sources of culture (culture hearths), the regions of culture (culture regions), and the spread of culture (cultural diffusion) around the world, from the About.com Geography site.
The Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean - Overview
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.
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.
An Overview of Land-Use Planning
Learn about land-use planning from this overview of the topic from the About.com Geography site.
Human Geography - an Overview (Cultural Geography)
Human geography is one of the major branches of geography. Learn all about human geography through this overview from the expert About.com Geography GuideSite.
Women Leaders Who Head Their Country
Prominent women leaders in countries around the world. Learn about women leading their countries from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
Exploring the Discipline of Geography as a Science
A discussion for the discipline of geography as a science, including the history of geography and its importance in education.
Roman Scholar Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy) - Geography
The story of the geographical scholar Ptolemy - Claudius Ptolemaeus, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
An Overview of Country Divisions Around the World
How different countries are divided into states, provinces, districts, regions, and territories.
CARICOM, the Caribbean Community Organization
Learn about CARICOM, the Caribbean Community organization of countries in the Caribbean Sea region.
Sir Edmund Hillary - A Brief Biography
A biographical sketch of the world's most famous mountaineer, Sir Edmund Hillary, who successfully climbed Mount Everest in 1953.
Overview of Primate Cities
Learn about law of primate cities and the rank-size rule of urban geography, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
History and Purpose of the Commonwealth of Nations
A short history and the purpose of the British-led Commonwealth of Nations, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Islamic Geography in the Middle Ages
An overview of Islamic geography in the middle ages, from your About.com Guide. Islamic scholars helped provide the information which allowed the discovery and exploration of the New World in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
An Overview of Gentrification
Learn about the controversial topic of gentrification and its impact on the urban areas as wealthy individuals move into inner cities and gentrify the neighborhoods.
Overview of Time Zones
Learn about the history and development of time zones worldwide. Time zones are standardized around the world. An overview of time zones from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
The Fujita Scale for Tornado Damage
Ted Fujita developed a scale, called the Fujita Scale, to measure tornado damage that helps us to classify nature's most violent storms. Learn about the Fujita scale from your About.com Guide to Geography.
A Biography of Geographer Carl Sauer
A biographical overview of cultural geographer Carl Sauer. Carl Sauer led the Berkeley school of cultural geography.
Oceanography Overview and Essentials
Oceanography is the study of the world's oceans; learn the essentials of oceanography from this easy-to-understand overview from the Geography GuideSite at About.com.
Thirty of the World's Busiest Airports
A comprehensive listing of the world's busiest airports, from your About.com Guide to Geography. The list of the top thirty busiest airports in the world.
Biography of Eratosthenes: Father of Geography
Learn about Eratosthenes, the ancient Greek scholar and head librarian of the Great Library at Alexandria, known today as the father of geography.
Brain Drain in the Developing World
An overview all about the concept of brain drain where well-educated individuals from developing countries migrate to developed countries in order to have a better quality of life. Learn about brain drain from this Geography at About.com article.
How Do You Make and Break a Mountain?
An overview of mountain building and how geomorphologic processes contribute to the building and breaking of mountains.
Carnival Celebrations Worldwide - Carnivale, Mardi Gras
Learn all about Carnival, which takes place before Lent and is a time of celebration, parades, and parties! Find out about Carnival in Rio de Janeiro and Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Carnival around the world, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.
Countries of Africa
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Uniformitarianism - The Present Is the Key to the Past
James Hutton, known as the father of geology, suggested that the earth was much older and that processes occurring in the present were the same processes that had operated in the past, and would be the processes that operate in the future. This concept became known as uniformitarianism and can be summarized by the phrase 'the present is the key to the past.'
Bollywood - an Overview of India's Movie Industry
Movies from Bollywood in India are sweeping the world. Discover more about the huge film industry in India that has made Bollywood so popular worldwide.
Cultural Geography Overview
Cultural geography is one of the major branches of geography. Learn all about cultural geography through this overview.
Neighboring Countries in Geography
Discover which countries have the most neighbors and which countries have the fewest neighbors, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
20 Most Popular Countries as Tourist Destinations
A listing of the twenty most popular countries as tourist destinations for international travelers.
Basics of Map Reading for Beginners
Learn about map reading and how to use the different parts of a map from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
U.S. States by Area
A listing of the fifty United States by area. See this list for the U.S. states ranked by area and size.
Definition of Geography
Gain a better understanding of geography and its importance through this thorough definition of geography from the About.com Guide to Geography.
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.
The Suburbs - an Overview and History
An overview of the history, growth, and development of suburbs.
Fifty-Four Forty or Fight - U.S./ Canada Boundary
The story of the boundary between the United States and Canada.
United States Population Through History
The history of the population of the United States, from 1790 to the present. A listing of the total population every ten years from census data.
History of the Former Country of 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.
Composition of the Earth's Atmosphere
A listing of the composition of the atmosphere of the earth, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
The World's Most Popular Languages
A listing of the ten most popular world languages and the number of speakers for each language.
China: Population Growth of the World's Largest Country
China's current population and information about Chinese population growth, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
History of Singapore's Economic Development
Fifty years ago, the city-state of Singapore was an undeveloped country with a GDP per capita of less than US $320. Today, it is one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Learn about that dramatic growth.
A History of the Age of Exploration
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.
The Five Themes of Geography: An Overview
The five themes of geography provide a framework for teaching geography; they include location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region.
An Overview of the 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.
Geomorphology and Its Processes - An Overview
A great overview of geomorphology, which is the science of landforms with an emphasis on their origin, evolution, form, and distribution across the physical landscape. This overview of geomorphology is part of the About.com Geography site.
The History of the Louisiana Purchase
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.
Generational Names in the United States
Recent generations in the United States and their names, from the About.com expert site for geography.
An Overview of the Core and Perpiphery of the World
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.
An Overview of Site and Situation in Geography
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.
Geography, Climate and Species of Earth's Arctic Region
Geography of the Arctic; read this article to learn important facts about Earth's Arctic region- it's geography, climate, species, human inhabitation and the impacts climate change and global warming are having on the area. Learn all about the Arctic from the expert About.com Geography Guidesite.
Overview of Watersheds and Watershed Management
An overview of watersheds, the relationship of watersheds to rivers and streams, and information about watershed management from the About.com expert Geography Site.
Political Geography - Sovereignty of Palestine
Discover why Palestine nor the West Bank nor the Gaza Strip are independent countries, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Countries With Multiple Capital Cities
Learn about the countries of the world that have more than one capital city or multiple capital cities.
Spatial Interaction - Continued
Learn all about spatial interation, the flow of products, people, services, or information among places, in response to localized supply and demand. Page 2.
Spatial Interaction in Supply and Demand
Learn all about spatial interation, the flow of products, people, services, or information among places, in response to localized supply and demand.
The Dutch East India Company Profile
The Dutch East India Company was a company whose main purpose was trade, exploration and colonization throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. It was one of the first multi-national corporations and had a major influence on exploration and global commerce.
Geography and Facts on Disney Theme Parks
Geography of Disney Parks and Resorts: Read this article to learn about Disney theme parks and resorts all over the world from Geography at About.com.
Where is English the Official Language or Widely Spoken?
A listing of countries with English as an official language or where English is predominantly spoken. This list of English speaking countries is from the About.com Geography GuideSite.
Mental Maps - How We See the World
An overview of mental maps and our spatial perception and feelings about places. Travel helps to counter the adverse effects of the media.
The Earth's Elliptical Orbit Around the Sun
An overview of the earth's orbit around the sun, including the times when it is closest to the sun and farthest from the sun, known as perihelion and aphelion, respectively.
UNESCO - Overview and History of UNESCO
An overview and history of UNESCO; UNESCO is the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization that works to maintain cultural sites and heritage around the world. Learn all about UNESCO from this article from the expert About.com Geography GuideSite.
Portugal's Global Empire
Learn all about the Portuguese Empire which spanned the globe just a few hundred years ago. Learn about the Portuguese Empire from this Geography at About.com article.
Measure Distances on a Map (How to Steps)
Learn how to measure distances on a map.
Overview of the World's Offset Time Zones
Offset time zones are time zones that are a half-hour or even fifteen minutes off of nearby standard time zones.
Environmental Determinism Controversy
An overview of the topic of environmental determinism, a controversial and often considered a racist topic that explained why people are the way they are based on their geographic surroundings.
Learn about Jewish migration after World War II and the Holocaust. Many Jews were known as Displaced Persons following the war and had no home to go to.
Displaced Jews in Europe - Page Two
The second part of an article about Jewish migration after World War II and the Holocaust. Page 2.
Migration - Forced, Reluctant and Voluntary
Learn about human migration, the permanent or semi-permanent relocation of people from one location to another. This population geography topic comes from the About.com Geography GuideSite.
Rain Shadows - Orographic Lifting and Precipitation
Squeezing the moisture out of the air - read about these fascinating phenomena and how they affect precipitation patterns.
Monsoon Definition - Geography Information
Learn all about the monsoon rains and weather of the Indian subcontinent and Southern Asia.
Globalization's Eclipse of the Nation-State
Globalisation is decreasing the autonomy of the independent nation-state as countries are unified and causing income inequality due to the exploitation of workers.
Alexander von Humboldt - Founder of Modern Geography
A short overview of the founder of modern geography, whose travels, experiments, and knowledge transformed western science in the nineteenth century.
An Overview of Christaller's Central Place Theory
The About.com Geography Site provides this easy-to-understand overview of Central Place Theory, from contributing writer Amanda Briney.
The Global Impacts 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.
Urban Geography Models Overview - Geography
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.
An Overview of the Study of Biogeography
An overview of biogeography, the geographic distribution of plants and animals over the surface of the earth. This article is part of the expert Geography site at About.com
Geography for Kids
Geography information and resources for kids. This page is all about geography for kids.
England is Not an Independent Country
Your About.com Guide to Geography provides ample evidence to show that England is not an independent country (but the United Kingdom is).
Overview of Lapse Rate & the Two Primary Types
An overview of the atmospheric phenomenon known as lapse rate. Lapse rate explains the decrease or increase in temperature of a parcel of air that rises or lowers.
Physical Geography Discipline Overview
An overview of the subject of physical geography and its various aspects from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Member Countries of the United Nations
A list of the member countries of the United Nations and their date of admission. An accurate list of UN members from the expert Geography GuideSite at About.com.
Dew Point Temperature - an Overview
An overview of dew point, which represents the temperature at which the air is completely saturated with water vapor. This overview of dew point is from your About.com Guide to Geography.
No Embassies - Countries Without Diplomatic Relations
A listing of the countries and nations that do not have diplomatic relations with the United States of America.
Wetlands - Definition of Geography Terms
An overview and information all about wetlands. Learn about wetlands from this informative article from the About.com expert geography site.
Overview of Aquifers and the Ogallala Aquifer
A comprehensive overview of aquifers and information about the Ogallala Aquifer in the United States, from Geography at About.com.
Compulsory Voting - Definition and Pros and Cons
For more than 80 years, Australia's compulsory voting system has required that people show up to their polling place on election day.
Maquiladoras in Mexico
Over a million Mexican workers are employed at over three thousand maquiladoras, or export assembly plants, near the United States-Mexico border. Learn about these factories that produce goods for the U.S.A.
Bermuda Triangle: About the Devil's Triangle
For over thirty years, the Bermuda Triangle has been popularly known for supposedly paranormal disappearances of boats and aircraft. This imaginary triangle, also known as
Countries on the Equator - World Geography
A listing of the countries that lie on the equator or countries that the equator passes through.
Zomia - A Region Resisting Modern Statehood
Zomia, also known as the Southeast Asian massif, refers to an expansive, rugged swath of mainland Southeast Asia that have not been fully incorporated into nation-states.
An Overview of Agricultural Geography
Explore the geography of agriculture from the domestication of plants and animals to commercial agriculture, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
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.
How the Total Fertility Rate Impacts a Country's Population
Your About.com Guide to Geography provides an overview and information about the total fertility rate and how it impacts a country's population.
Resource Distribution and its Consequences
An overview of the consequences of uneven resource distribution and its impact on countries that have resources and lack resources. From the About.com Geography GuideSite.
Names for Water Bodies
Find out the similarities (and differences) between different types of water bodies, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Most Popular World Religions
A list of the most popular religions in the world, along with the number of adherents.
A definition of the geography term Coriolis effect, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Rostow's Stages of Economic Growth and Development
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.
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.
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.
Atmosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere, Lithosphere
Learn about the four spheres of the earth - the lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere.
Layers of the Atmosphere
Learn about the layers of the atmosphere - the Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere, and Exosphere - from your About.com Guide to Geography.
What is Balkinization? An Overview of Balkanization
Read this article to learn information about balkanization, the dissolving of countries or regions. Learn about the development and use of the term, various country’s attempts at balkanization and balkanization with regard to the United States and Europe from Geography at About.com.
Overview of Political Geography
Learn about the history and development of the subdiscipline of political geography, which looks at the geography of internal and external political structures and borders.
The Halayeb Triangle
The Halayeb Triangle is a disputed region on the border of Egypt and Sudan. Learn about the Halayeb Triangle’s history, geography, climate, ecology, cities and resources from Geography at About.com.
Discover all about the magnetic reversal of the earth's poles throughout the planet's history. The poles have reversed 170 times in the past 100 million years. Find out when it will happen next!
World's Highest AIDS Rates by Country
A listing of the countries where the rate of AIDS among the population is the highest, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
The Disaster Cycle
Learn about the disaster cycle - how preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation fit into the disaster management life cycle, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.
Countries That Lie on the Prime Meridian
A listing of the countries that lie on the Prime Meridian, also known as zero degress longitude, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Cajun History, Language, Music, Cuisine, and Culture
Cajuns are found largely in southern Louisiana, a region rich with history of several cultures. Today they celebrate a diverse, unique, and vibrant culture.
Defining Indianness - Indian Identity
Contributor Sam Chacko shares his thoughts on Indian identity, which he calls Indianness, on the Geography at About.com site.
Guano Island Act
Discover why the U.S.A. enacted a law called the Guano Island Act to annex islands around the world that contain bird droppings.
Reilly's Law of Retail Gravitation
Reilly's Law of Retail Gravitation provides a formula to determine the retail trade area around a city and the breaking point for trade between two cities. Learn more from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
An Overview of Glacier Deposition and Moraines
The rock and soil picked up and transported by glaciers creates new landscapes as it is eventually deposited by melting and retreating glaciers. Learn about deposition and moraines of glaciers.
Learn about Canada's newest territory, Nunavut, which was carved from Canada's Northwest Territories.
OECD Member Countries
A complete listing of the OECD member countries, those independent countries that are members of the international Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.
Vancouver - 2010 Winter Olympic Games
A geographic overview of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Learn about the Winter Olympics from Geography at About.com.
A Complete Explanation of Land/Earth Tides
Learn information about the causes of land tides or earth tides, how they are monitored, and why they are important.
Countries Participating in the London 2012 Olympic Games
Discover the number of countries participating in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. Find out which countries are not participating in the Olympic Games and learn which non-countries are participating as well.
History and Overview of Levittown, Long Island
Abraham Levitt and his sons had the greatest impact on U.S. postwar housing through the construction of their three Levittowns, which resulted in over 140,000 homes. Learn about Levittown from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Herbert Gans on Levittown
Dr. Herbert Gans shares his thoughts on Levittown and the New Urbanism with your About.com Guide to Geography. Page 2.
Overview of the Haber-Bosch Process
An overview of the Haber=Bosch process, responsible for major global population growth.
Geographers in Emergency Managment
Geography students make excellent emergency managers; this article from your About.com Guide to Geography tells about the relationship between a degree in geography and an exciting career in emergency management.
Scotland is Not an Independent Country
Find out why Scotland does not meet the definition of an independent country since it fails on six of the eight criteria necessary for country or nation-state status.
The 15th Century Chinese Explorer Cheng Ho
The famous eunuch Chinese Admiral explorer Cheng Ho sailed the Indian Ocean with his Treasure Fleet in the 15th century, long before Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Learn about Cheng Ho from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Cheng Ho - Page Two
Geography. Page 2.
Shared Currencies – Dollarization and Currency Unions
An overview of Dollarization, the process by which a country introduces a parallel currency to support their primary currency. Learn all about Dollarization from this article from the Geography at About.com GuideSite.
Currency Unions in Africa and the Caribbean
Countries in African and Caribbean currency unions, including the East Caribbean Dollar, West African CFA Franc, Central African CFA Franc. Page 2.
Mexico’s Geographic Potential
Despite Mexico's excellent geographic advantages, it is nearly a failed state. Read this article about Mexico's challenges even though it is a resource-rich nation.
Chinatowns Around the World
Discover the various Chinatowns around the world, especially those in New York and San Francisco. Chinatowns are Chinese ethnic enclaves in urban areas worldwide.
The World Tourism Organization
A thorough overview of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, an institution that promotes global travel and tourism.
Rivers - An Overview of Rivers
Rivers provide us with food, energy, recreation, transportation routes, and of course water for irrigation and for drinking. Learn all about rivers from the About.com Guide to Geography.
Tristan da Cunha
Discover the world's most remote island, Tristan da Cunha, located in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean.
Chinese New Year
The Chinese New Year is an important holiday in Chinese culture. In China the holiday is known as the
Strait of Hormuz - History and Importance
The Middle East’s Strait of Hormuz, the chokepoint connecting the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman, part of the Arabian Sea in the Indian Ocean.
Gross National Happiness
Learn all about the fascinating index known as Gross National Happiness. It's a holistic measure of a country's well-being.
Latin American City Structure Model
Learn about the unique structure of Latin American cities as they developed in the colonial environment of the New World.
The Ten Largest Landlocked Countries - List
Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Chad, Mali and Ethiopia are the five largest in area of 43 countries that do not have any direct access to an ocean or sea.
A Geographic Overview of the Rust Belt
An overview of the Rust Belt of the United States. Learn about the economic geography of this important industrial region called the Rust Belt, from the About.com Geography site.
Basin and Range Topography Overview
The prominent topography of the Basin and Range Province in the Western United States is due to a very specific geologic feature, which is only found in a few other basins and ranges around the world.
Urban Slums - How and Why They Form
An overview of massive urban slums in developing countries. Learn about these slums, called favelas in Brazil, and three specific urban slums.
An Overview of a Solar Eclipse - Background and Types
Learn about all types of solar eclipse - from total solar eclipse to partial solar eclipse. A solar eclipse is caused by the moon blocking the sun as viewed from the earth.
The Busiest Subway Systems in the World
A listing and overview of the world's busiest subways. Learn about the world's busiest subway systems in major cities around the world from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
Urban Heat Islands - Definition and Overview
Cities are much warmer than their surrounding countryside due to the phenomena known as Urban Heat Islands. Discover how to combat the heat of the city, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Learn About Russia's Trans-Siberian Railway
Discover the history and route of the world's longest railway, the Trans-Siberian Railway, which extends from Moscow to the Pacific Ocean in Russia. Learn about the Trans-Siberian Railway from the expert Geography GuideSite at About.com.
Preparing for a Tsunami - Tsunami Safety Guide
Learn how to prepare yourself and your family for a tsunami. Find out what to do if you live in a tsunami hazard area, learn what a tsunami warning means, discover what to do when you feel a strong earthquake near the coast, and learn some common tsunami myths.
Tsunami Warnings and Watches
Learn all about a tsunami warning and a tsunami watch. Page 2.
Take Action After a Coastal Earthquake
What to do if you live near the coast and feel a strong earthquake. Page 3.
How to prepare for a tsunami if you live in a tsunami risk area. Page 4.
Tsunami Facts and Fiction
Facts and faction about tsunamis. Page 5.
An Overview of Lingua Franca and Pidgins
An overview of languages known as lingua franca, pidgins, and creole. Learn about the development of languages as lingua france and the use of English as a worldwide lingua france.
Geography of Beauty - Cultural Ideals, by Region
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder but perhaps it is more accurate to say that beauty is in the geography of the beholder as cultural ideals of beauty vary drastically by geography.
Geography of the Yucatan Peninsula
Geography of the Yucatan Peninsula: Read this article to learn ten geographic facts about the Yucatan Peninsula from Geography at About.com.
Divergence of Hungarian and Finnish
Learn the fascinating story of how the Hungarian and Finnish languages evolved from a common ancestor language despite their geographic isolation.
The Russian Far East
Learn about the population decline in Russia Far East, a region of forced population settlement during the Soviet era.
The Importance of Teaching Global Education in the Classroom
An essay about the value and importance of teaching about international cultures and peoples in the classroom, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.
Geography of Crimea
A general overview of Crimea and the Crimean Peninsula, the disputed territory of Ukraine that Russia claims as Russian territory.
All About Geography Questions and Answers
An overview and introduction to the discipline of geography. Learn about the difference between geology and geography, and how to become a geographer.
All About Geography - Page Two
A continuation of the overview and introduction to the discipline of geography, from your About.com Guide to Geography. Page 2.
Geography of Sex
A bounty of facts and figures about sex around the world and in many countries - ranging from an increase in breast size to the frequency of sex to the age of first sexual intercourse. This article is intended for mature audiences only.
10 Most Important Geographical Events of 2008
A listing of the ten most important geographical news events of 2008, from your expert About.com Guide to Geography.
Top Five Geographic News Events of 2010
The top five geographic news events of 2010. Learn what the five most important geographic news items of 2010 were from your expert About.com Guide to Geography.
Geography of Summer Travel - Learn the Geography of Ten Popular Summer Travel Spots
Geography of Summer Travel: Read this article to learn geographic information about ten popular summer travel spots around the world from Geography at About.com.
K-Pop, K-Dramas, Hallyu - South Korean Culture Explodes
South Korean cultural exports are at an all time high, with consumers from all over the world consuming South Korean pop music and dramas, colloquially known as “K-pop” and “K-dramas”. The Hallyu, or Korean Wave, has spread its tendrils all over the globe.
China's Hukou System
China's Hukou system is a tool for social and geographic control that enforces an apartheid structure that denies farmers the same rights and benefits enjoyed by urban residents.
Geography at Harvard
In 1948 the president of Harvard University declared geography to be not a university subject and the department was disbanded. What happened then and is geography still taught at Harvard?
Sendai - Learn Ten Facts about Sendai, Japan
Geography of Sendai: Read this article to learn ten facts about Sendai, Japan. Learn about Sendai's history, economy, geography, climate and culture from Geography at About.com.
Geography of Route 66 - Learn About Route 66, an Historic American Highway
Geography of Route 66: Read this article to learn about Route 66. Learn about Route 66's history, names and status today from Geography at About.com.
National Geography Standards
The National Geography Standards provide eighteen core standards that should be understood by a geographically informed person.
Knights of Malta
Some claim that the Knights of Malta, also known as the Sovereign Military Order Of Malta, is the smallest country in the world but find out why it is not a country at all, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Hong Kong Public Transportation
Hong Kong has one of the world's most impressive public transportation networks. Over 90% of the area's 11 million daily trips are made through the use of rail, buses, ferries, cable cars, and long distance outdoor escalators.
In the United States, we've struggled with geography's place in education. It's not part of the core of our education system as it is in many other countries. Learn about the importance of geographic literacy in our ever-connected planet.
Geothermal pools are found throughout the world in the form of natural hotsprings, flooded fumaroles, or artificially fed pools. These hot lakes areextremely important for humans and provide a swath of ecosystem goods and services.
Geography of Dogs
According to most experts, all modern dog breeds are posited to have originated from Southeast Asia. There, thousands of years ago, humans interacted with local grey wolf populations and eventually domesticated them.
How Maps Can Deceive Us
When we look at a map, we often take for granted that it inherently distorts what it is representing. In order to be readable and understandable, maps must distort reality. Learn all about accidental as well as purposeful distortion on maps.
International Port Cities
Learn about the world's busiest ports. The geography of transportation and shipping is based on ports, which are break-of-bulk points where cargo is moved from sea to land, and vice-versa.
Some maps are designed to be particularly persuasive. Like other forms of propaganda, cartographic or map propaganda attempts to mobilize viewers for a purpose.
Learn about the World Bank’s history, how it works, its future goals and criticisms of the World Bank from Geography at About.com.
Geography of Wildlife Corridors
A wildlife corridor is an area of open space or wildlife habitat that connects other areas of open space or habitat. They are often surrounded by areas of developed land and provide a safe passage for various species across roads and other dangerous, human-developed areas.
Comparing the City in the United States and Canada
Canadian and American cities may appear remarkably similar. They both display great ethnic diversity, impressive transportation infrastructure, high socioeconomic status, and sprawl. However, there is a major difference in U.S. and Canadian urban areas.
The Geography of Detroit’s Decline
During the mid-20th century, Detroit was the fourth largest city in the United States with a population of over 1.85 million people. It was a thriving metropolis that embodied the American Dream - a land of opportunity and growth. Today, Detroit has become a symbol of urban decay.
Geography of St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations
St. Patrick's Day, while based on the memory of an Irish saint, has become a true global holiday that celebrates Irish culture through parades, food and drink, and religious services.
The Shifting Geography of the Catholic Church
This article explores the changing geography and demographics over the course of the history of the Catholic Church.
Musical Festivals as a Reflection of Local Culture
Music festivals create the perfect opportunity to enjoy music while gaining a deeper understanding of the people that it came from.
Fire and Ice: The Geography of Food Preservation
Societies in very hot and very cold regions on Earth used ingenious methods of spices and smoking, among others, to inhibit bacterial growth and thus delay food decay.
Food deserts refer to geographic areas where people do not have easy access to food retailers. Learn all about food deserts and what is being done to eliminate these areas lacking grocery stores.
Geography of Christmas
Christmas is a historic tale that blends ancient pagan customs with the more recent universal traditions of Christianity. It is also an interesting trip around the world, a geographic story that originated in many places.
Recreational geography is the study of how, where, and why people participate in recreation.
Fossil Fuels Geography
The geography of fossil fuels - learn about the geography of petroleum, coal, and natural gas.
Overview of GDP and GNP
Learn all about GDP, Gross Domestic Product, and GNP, Gross National Product from this article on the history, similarities and differences.
Geography of Food Trucks
Food trucks of every variety can now be found in every major city. Their presence is beneficial as well as problematic for citizens and owners alike. Learn about the economic geography of food trucks in this short overview article.
Geography of Tea
Tea is the world's most popular beverage. Tea production is a multi-billion dollar industry and many countries' economies are tied to it. Learn about the geography of tea and the different types of teas.
Despite the government of the People's Republic of China's staunch secular stance, there exists a substantial Islamic presence among its ethnic minorities.
Learn about the history and obtain an overview of the subdiscipline of economic geography, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.
Tourism Development in China
Learn about the dramatic growth and development of China's tourism industry as foreign visitors arrive by the millions and Chinese tourists begin to explore the world.
Water Scarcity in Jordan
An overview of the problem of water scarcity in Jordan and possible solutions to the country's water needs. An overview of water scarcity in Jordan from the About.com Geography GuideSite.
How To Make Geography Come Alive
A geography teacher in South Africa reflects on his best practices.
Geography of Jordan
A geographic overview of the Middle Eastern country of Jordan, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.
Geography of Cuba - Learn Geographic Information about the Country of Cuba
Geography of Cuba: Read this article to learn information about Cuba. Learn about Cuba's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.
Geography of Kuwait
Read this article to learn information about the Arab nation of Kuwait. Learn information about Kuwait’s history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.
Colonial Rule in Peru
An overview of the conquest of Peru by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.
Geography of Iraq
Read this article to learn information about the country of Iraq. Learn information about Iraq’s history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.
Place Names That Became Words
Learn about place names that became words, geological and geographical features, and elements on the periodic table.
Nauru - Learn Information about the World's Smallest Island Nation
Geography of Nauru: Read this article to learn about the tiny island country of Nauru. Learn information about Nauru's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.
Aruba - Learn Information about the Island of Aruba
Geography of Aruba: Read this article to learn information about Aruba, a constituent country of the Netherlands. Learn information about Aruba's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.
Most Visited National Parks - The Ten Most Visited National Parks in the United States
Most Visited National Parks: Refer to this list to learn information about the ten most visited national parks in the United States from Geography at About.com.
What is the G-20?
Discover the answer to the question - what is the G-20 - obtain a list of the G20 countries here.
Geography of Croatia
A geographic overview of Croatia which includes the history, climate, government, economy, and more. This geography of Croatia is from the About.com Geography GuideSite.
The World's Longest Bridges - List of the Ten Longest Bridges in the World
Longest Bridges in the World: Refer to this list to learn about the ten longest bridges in the world from Geography at About.com.
Facts About Idaho
Read this article to learn ten facts about the United States’ state of Idaho. Learn information about Idaho’s history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.
Countries Participating in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing
A listing of the countries and non-countries with National Olympic Committees and thus participating in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
Geopolitical Situation of Taiwan
Learn about the history of Taiwan's status as a geopolitical entity. At some points in history, it was independent and even considered to be the true China. Today, not so much. Find out why.
Tourism in Antarctica
Tourism in Antarctica has grown from a single group trip in 1966 to more than 34,000 visitors from around the world today. Antarctica has become a major tourist destination even though it is only accessible for tourists for a few months a year.
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.
First Shop in the World Sign Photo
A photo of a store sign billing itself as the
Learn about the 100th meridian, representing the boundary between the moist east and the arid west of the United States, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Learn about the historical development of the grocery store, supermarket, and the Piggly Wiggly chain (which were the first self-service grocery stores).
The current United States state population data for U.S. states and territories in population rank order.
Geography of Portugal - Learn Information about the Country of Portugal
Geography of Portugal: Read this article to learn all about the country of Portugal. This brief overview of Portugal includes information on its history, government, economy, geography and climate and is presented by Geography at About.com.
Geography of Samoa - Learn about the Island Nation of Samoa
Geography of Samoa: Read this article to learn about the country of Samoa. Learn about Samoa's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.
The Arab League - Overview of the Arab League
An overview and history of the Arab League, an organization of Arabic-speaking countries in the Middle East, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.
Geography of Cote d'Ivoire - Learn about the Country of Cote d'Ivore, also Known as the Ivory Coast
Geography of Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast): Read this article to learn about Cote d'Ivoire. Learn about Cote d'Ivoire's history, government, economy, geography and climate from Geography at About.com.
Kurds - Kurdistan
An overview of the Kurdish people and their fight for an independent Kurdistan from their homeland in Turkey and Iraq, from the About.com Guide to Geography.
Geography of Hungary - Learn Information About Central Europe's Hungary
Geography of Hungary: Read this article to learn about Hungary. Learn about the history, government, economy, geography and climate of Hungary from Geography at About.com.
Geography and Overview of Bhutan - Learn New Facts about Bhutan's History and Geography
An introduction to the Himalayan nation of Bhutan featuring information on Bhutan's history, government, people, geography, climate and industry. Learn important facts about Bhutan and importance to the Himalayan region of the world, from the About.com expert geography GuideSite.
Geography Classroom Game
A useful teaching resource and classroom game to teach students the globe.
Geography Awareness Week - Information About Geography Awareness Week
An overview of Geography Awareness Week and its annual focus for geographic education, from your About.com Guide to Geography.
Learn about the terminator line on the earth that separates light from darkness.
An easy-to-understand overview of how the sun and moon create tides that affect the earth's oceans; includes graphics.
Topographic Prominence - Overview of Topographic Prominence
An overview of topographic prominence, the concept of looking at the local relief of a location based on the local terrain.
Tornado - Overview of Tornadoes
Everything you ever wanted to know about tornadoes and tornado alley. Tornadoes are the most destructive of any local atmospheric phenomena.
Temperate, Torrid, and Frigid Zones
In one of the first attempts at climate classification, the ancient Greek scholar Aristotle hypothesized that the earth was divided into three types of climatic zones - the temperate, torrid, and frigid zones.