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Published: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:26:41 +0000

 



A List of Current Communist Countries in the...

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Learn about all of the communist countries in the world with this detailed list describing each country's political system.



Do You Know the 7 Wonders of the World?

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The definitive listing of the ancient and modern Seven Wonders of the World, including the new 7 wonders of the world.



An A to Z List of Countries That No Longer Exist

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Listing of countries that no longer exist. Learn what happened to missing countries like Tibet, Rhodesia, Siam, and others.



How Big Are the Continents?

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Information about the world's largest continent in area and the largest continent in population, from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.



What Are the Different Types of Maps?

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Learn about the different types of maps used in geography including topographic, thematic, climate, resource, physical, political, and road maps.



Begin Exploring the Age of Exploration with...

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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.



So, How Many Countries Are There in the World?

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Discover the precise number of countries in the world along with the challenges when calculating the number, from your About.com Geography Expert



Discover the 20 Largest Countries in the World

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A listing of the biggest countries in area in the world, from your About.com Guide to Geography.



Discover 34 New Countries Created Since 1990

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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.



That Ferdinand Magellan Sure Had a Fascinating...

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A biography of the life of Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explorer who is credited with circumnavigating the Earth.



Why Do Geographers Create and Use Thematic Maps?

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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.



From Baby Boomers to Millennials! Discover the...

2017-01-18T11:26:41Z

Recent generations in the United States and their names, from the About.com expert site for geography.



What Was the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus?

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The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, was a large, ornate tomb built for Mausolus of Caria.



All You Wanted to Know about the Suez Canal

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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.



Is Taiwan a Country?

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A essay about whether Taiwan should be considered an country independent from mainland China.



Farmers Then and Now: The Changing Geography of...

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Explore the geography of agriculture from the domestication of plants and animals to commercial agriculture, from your About.com Guide to Geography.



U.S. Time Zone Map

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A detailed time zone map of the United States. This map provides county-level boundaries of the time zones of the United States. Page 203.



5 Countries that Make Up the Scandinavian Region

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The Countries of Scandinavia. Learn about the five countries that make up Scandinavia: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland.



Brief History of the Panama Canal

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A brief history and overview of the Panama Canal in Panama, connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean, About.com expert Guide to Geography.



How Many World Capitals Can You Name?

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



What are the Four Spheres of the Earth?

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Learn about the four spheres of the earth: the lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere.



10 Important Facts About China's One Child Policy

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Ten essential facts about China's One Child Policy, from About.com expert Geography GuideSite. Outlines 10 Important facts about the 1 child policy.



Geography 101: Your Primer to the "Mother of...

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An overview of geography and the geography site at About.com, from Matt Rosenberg, geographer of the world.



What Is the Oldest Country in the World?

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Discover the answer to the common geography question, what is the oldest country in the world? Is it Japan, China, San Marino, or some other country?



Why Does China Have a One Child Policy?

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Discover the ins and outs of China's One Child Policy, designed to limit population growth in the world's largest country.



What Are the Sectors of the Economy?

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An overview of the primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary, and even quinary sectors of the economy. These sectors of the economy can divide all economic activities of a country into five categories.



What Are the Major Lines of Latitude and...

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Learn about the three most important lines of latitude on Earth - the equator, Tropic of Cancer, and Tropic of Capricorn.



What Is the Difference Between Country, State,...

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Discover the definition of an independent country and find out the difference between a country, state, and nation, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.



What Is the Importance of Site and Situation in...

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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.



How Does the Core-Periphery Theory Divide Up...

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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.



How Low and High Pressure Affects Global Weather

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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.



All You Wanted to Know about the Green Revolution

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



What Is Urban Geography?

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A clear and concise overview of the subject of urban geography, a part of the human geography discipline. Learn all about urban geography from this article on the About.com Geography GuideSite.



The Truth About Christopher Columbus's Life

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



The 48 Countries of Asia by Area

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



How One Basic Graph Can Show So Much About a...

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



Learn about the 1991 Mount Pinatubo Volcanic...

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



How Water, Wind, Ice and Waves Erode the Earth

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Learn about water, wind, ice, and waves - the agents of erosion that wear away at the surface of the earth.



Why Are There Different Colors on Maps?

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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 the World Divided into 8 Regions

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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.



Geography Glossary: What, Exactly, Are...

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A definition of the geography term push-pull factors, from your About.com Guide to Geography.



Is England an Independent Country? The Answer...

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Your About.com Guide to Geography provides ample evidence to show that England is not an independent country (but the United Kingdom is).



How Many Continents Are There on Earth? It's...

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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.



What Is India's Population?

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Obtain information about the population of India currently and population projections into the future for India's population.



What Is Population Density -- And Where Is it...

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How does one compute population density? What country is the most densely populated? Which one is the least?



The 15 Oldest Cities in the United States

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Oldest Cities in the United States: Refer to this list to learn about the 15 oldest cities in the United States from Geography at About.com.



How to Measure and Understand Population Growth

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



Do You Know Where the World's Newest Ocean is?

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The International Hydrographic Organization has created a new ocean - the Southern Ocean - surrounding Antarctica. Learn about the world's new fifth ocean, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.



Where Am I? The Secrets of Latitude and Longitude

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Learn to understand the latitude and longitude lines running across your maps and globes. An overview of latitude and longitude from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.



Geography of the World's Oceans - List of the...

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A closer look at the five oceans of the world.



What Are the Advantages of Global Warming?

2017-01-18T11:26:41Z

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



What is the Von Thunen Model?

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Discover the practical model for agricultural land use surrounding a city, the Von Thunen Model, from your About.com Guide to Geography.



An Overview of Geomorphology

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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.



All About the Sahara, the World's Largest Hot...

2017-01-18T11:26:41Z

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.



The Berlin Conference: Where a Continent Was...

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Learn about the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885, which divided Africa to colonize the continent.



What is The Difference Between the United...

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Find out the difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England. Plus, what does Ireland have to do with all of this?!



How Much Should You Worry About Acid Rain?

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An overview of acid rain and its history, causes, and effects as well as solutions to this environmental problem.



How Is a Population's Growth and Decline...

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An overview of the Crude Birth Rate, from your About.com Guide to Geography.



Current World Population

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Discover the current world population and historic world population totals and growth since the year one, from your About.com Guide to Geography.



What Are the Highest Mountain Peaks in the US?

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What are the highest point in the US? This list of the 20 highest peaks tells you the highest peaks in the 48 contiguous states.



What Is the Longest Day of the Year?

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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.



Can You Name All 50 State Capitals?

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The state capitals of the fifty states of the United States of America, from your About.com Guide to Geography.



Don't Get Lost: Here's a Basic Guide to Map...

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Learn about map reading and how to use the different parts of a map from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.



How Does Culture Spread Around the World?

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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.



All You Need to Know about the Supercontinent...

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An overview of the supercontinent of Pangea, which covered one-third of the planet and began to break up about 200 million years ago to form the modern continents of today.



The 17 Smallest Countries in the World (They're...

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A list of the seventeen smallest countries in the world. All of these countries are extremely small and are less than 200 square miles in area.



A Quick Overview of the 5 Themes of Geography

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The five themes of geography provide a framework for teaching geography; they are location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region



What You Should Know about Plate Tectonics

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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.



What Was Amazing About the Ancient Lighthouse...

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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.



What Are Temperature Inversion Layers?

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Learn about temperature inversion layers and their impact on local climates and smog, from the About.com expert geography site.



What Is the Population of the United States?

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The current USA population is above 300 million and expected to rise. Learn about the US population from your About.com expert Guide to Geography.



Can You Name the 8 Main Islands of Hawaii?

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Islands of Hawaii: Refer to this list to learn information about Hawaii's eight main islands from Geography at About.com.



Everything You Need to Know about the Louisiana...

2017-01-18T11:26:41Z

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.



Geography Timeline: 13 Key Moments That Changed...

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Track the growth of the United States across North America through the variety of treaties, purchases, wars, and Acts of Congress that made the U.S.A. what it is today.



The Aftermath of Mount St. Helens' Eruption

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Learn about Mount St. Helens' location, geography, 1980 eruption, natural rebound and recent volcanic activity



A List of All the Olympic Game Cities Since 1896

2017-01-18T11:26:41Z

A complete listing of all Olympic Game cities from the beginning in1896 through 2020. Includes all Summer and Winter Olympic Games host cities.



What Are Your Career Options With a Geography...

2017-01-18T11:26:41Z

Learn about various job opportunities in the field of geography, from your About.com Expert to Geography.



What Region Is Your State Located in?

2017-01-18T11:26:41Z

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



What Are the Major Surface Ocean Currents?

2017-01-18T11:26:41Z

A listing of the world's major ocean currents, from A to Z. Learn all of the seventeen major surface ocean currents including their warmth and coolness.



Discover When Countries Around the World...

2017-01-18T11:26:41Z

Discover which countries are the oldest countries and which are the youngest or newest countries in the world with our comprehensive list.



3 Countries That Are Not Members of the United...

2017-01-18T11:26:41Z

Find out which countries are non-members of the United Nations and learn why they have not been granted entry or chosen not to.



The Topics Studied in Population Geography

2017-01-18T11:26:41Z

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.



It's Not Just a Johnny Cash Song. What Is the...

2017-01-18T11:26:41Z

The Ring of Fire is a fascinating horseshoe-shaped area filled with volcanoes. Find out where the Ring of Fire is located and how it was made.



Sweden: History and Geographic Facts

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



What Is Studied in Human Geography?

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Human geography is one of the major branches of geography. Learn about human geography through this overview from the expert About.com Geography GuideSite.



A History and Overview of Lewis and Clark's...

2017-01-18T11:26:41Z

An overview of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific Northwest in the Louisiana Purchase in the early 1800s.



Why India's Ganges River Is So Significant

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



How We Define Various Types of Water Bodies

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Find out the similarities (and differences) between different types of water bodies, from your About.com Guide to Geography.



What Is Eurasia?

2017-01-18T11:26:41Z

How can we consider Eurasia to be two separate continents when there is no appreciable boundary between the two regions?



Answers to All Your Questions About Planet Earth

2017-01-18T11:26:41Z

Impress your friends with this collection of facts about Earth: size, composition, distance from the sun and moon, age, deepest point, and many more.



How Did the Erie Canal Get Built?

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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.



Rust Belt

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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.



Geopolitical Situation of Taiwan

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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.



How Far Is It From One Latitude Line to the Next?

2017-01-18T11:26:41Z

The grid system of latitude and longitude helps us navigate the Earth. Do you know how far it is from one degree to the next? Discover the answer.



Learn the Basics About Spain

2017-01-18T11:26:41Z

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.



Economic Geography

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Learn about the history and obtain an overview of the subdiscipline of economic geography, from the About.com Geography GuideSite.



How Mountains Are Made and Broken

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An overview of mountain building and how geomorphologic processes contribute to the building and breaking of mountains.



The Roots of the Tension Between North and...

2017-01-18T11:26:41Z

Korean Conflict: Learn about the history of conflict on the Korean Peninsula, the Korean War and why there are tensions between the two countries.



Do You Know the History of the Former Yugoslavia?

2017-01-18T11:26:41Z

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.



The 10 States That Border the Mississippi

2017-01-18T11:26:41Z

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