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Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:24:31 +0000

 



A List of Current Communist Countries in the...

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



How Big Are the Continents?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



So, How Many Countries Are There in the World?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



What Are the Different Types of Maps?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



Discover the 20 Largest Countries in the World

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



Begin Exploring the Age of Exploration with...

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



From Baby Boomers to Millennials! Discover the...

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



What Is the Oldest Country in the World?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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?



What Was the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



Why Do Geographers Create and Use Thematic Maps?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



That Ferdinand Magellan Sure Had a Fascinating...

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



How Many World Capitals Can You Name?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



5 Countries that Make Up the Scandinavian Region

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



U.S. Time Zone Map

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



The 15 Oldest Cities in the United States

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



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

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



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

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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 are the Four Spheres of the Earth?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



Learn about the 1991 Mount Pinatubo Volcanic...

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



10 Important Facts About China's One Child Policy

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



What Are the Major Lines of Latitude and...

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



What Are the Advantages of Global Warming?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



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

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



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

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



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

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



Why Does China Have a One Child Policy?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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 Highest Mountain Peaks in the US?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



All You Wanted to Know about the Green Revolution

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



Countries of the World Divided into 8 Regions

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



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

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



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

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



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

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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 Are the Sectors of the Economy?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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 Happened During the Last Glaciation?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

Learn about the earth's most recent glaciation, which ended about 12,500 years ago. Find out which areas were covered by ice in the last glaciation.



What Is Urban Geography?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



All You Wanted to Know about the Suez Canal

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



The 48 Countries of Asia by Area

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



Is Taiwan a Country?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



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

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



Is England an Independent Country? The Answer...

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



The Truth About Christopher Columbus's Life

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



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

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

A closer look at the five oceans of the world.



Why Are There Different Colors on Maps?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



How Low and High Pressure Affects Global Weather

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



Current World Population

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



Discover When Countries Around the World...

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



What is the Von Thunen Model?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



How to Measure and Understand Population Growth

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



Can You Name All 50 State Capitals?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



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

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



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

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



What is The Difference Between the United...

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



The Roots of the Tension Between North and...

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



What Are the New 7 Wonders of the World?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

The Internet's most famous expert geographer presents a new modern listing of the Seven Wonders of the World. From the About.com Guide to Geography, Matt Rosenberg.



Where Am I? The Secrets of Latitude and Longitude

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



An Overview of Geomorphology

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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 Aftermath of Mount St. Helens' Eruption

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



What Is India's Population?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



Can You Name the 8 Main Islands of Hawaii?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



Can You Name the 21 Countries Bordering the...

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



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

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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 Glossary: What, Exactly, Are...

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



How We Define Various Types of Water Bodies

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



How Water, Wind, Ice and Waves Erode the Earth

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



Read Up on the Positives and Negatives of...

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

An overview and assessment of the increased interconnectedness among countries, most notably in the areas of economics, politics, and culture.



How Much Should You Worry About Acid Rain?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



The Berlin Conference: Where a Continent Was...

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



What Was Amazing About the Ancient Lighthouse...

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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 Your Career Options With a Geography...

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



What Is Studied in Human Geography?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



Where and what is the Great Barrier Reef

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

The Great Barrier Reef, learn about the geography, geology, biodiversity and human usage of the Great Barrier Reef from Geography at About.com.



What Are Temperature Inversion Layers?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



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

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



Sweden: History and Geographic Facts

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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 Region Is Your State Located in?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



Can You Name All 7 Wonders of the Modern World?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

The American Society of Civil Engineers selected Seven Wonders of the Modern World, engineering marvels



What is Sea Level?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



Answers to All Your Questions About Planet Earth

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



The 10 Largest Coral Reefs in the World

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

A listing of the world's 10 largest coral reefs, including their name, size, and location in the world's ocean.



What Is Eurasia?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



What You Should Know about Plate Tectonics

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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 Is the Population of the United States?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



Find Out the 20 Largest National Parks in the US

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



All You Need to Know about the Supercontinent...

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



An Overview of the Sub-Disciplines of Geography

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

The field of geography is a vast and wondrous academic field with thousands of researchers working in dozens of interesting branches of geography.



What Is Studied In Regional Geography?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

Regional geography involves the study of the language, cultural, physical features, and cities within specific regions of the earth.



What Are the Major Surface Ocean Currents?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



What Is the Longest Day of the Year?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



Brief History of the Panama Canal

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



These Are the 24 Countries That Use the Euro

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



The 10 States That Border the Mississippi

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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



Tracing the Path of Rivers from Beginning to End

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



Rust Belt

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



Can You Fill in Blank Maps of the World?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

Test your knowledge of geography by exploring blank maps of countries and continents throughout the world. Print the maps for free and discover key facts.



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

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.



Do You Know the History of the Former Yugoslavia?

2016-12-02T11:24:31Z

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.