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Published: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:35:37 +0000

 



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.



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.



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.



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



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.



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.



From Baby Boomers to Millennials! Discover the...

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



Countries of the World Divided into 8 Regions

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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.



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.



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.



Why Does China Have a One Child Policy?

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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 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.



All You Wanted to Know about the Green Revolution

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Why Do Geographers Create and Use Thematic Maps?

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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.



What Is the Oldest Country in the World?

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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?



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.



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.



What Region Is Your State Located in?

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



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

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The Sahara Desert is one of the world's largest and driest deserts. Located in northern Africa, the Sahara Desert is encompassed by several countries. Learn about the Sahara Desert from the expert About.com Geography GuideSite.



What Are the 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 Are the Layers of the Atmosphere?

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Learn about the layers of the atmosphere: the Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Thermosphere, and Exosphere.



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

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A closer look at the five oceans of the world.



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.



Where Am I? The Secrets of Latitude and Longitude

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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.



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.



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.



Here's a Quick Rundown on the History and...

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

Geography of China: Refer to this article for important information on China's modern history, government, economy and geography. Learn important facts about China from this overview of China on Geography at About.com.



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

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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.



What Are the Major Lines of Latitude and...

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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



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

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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.



All You Wanted to Know about the Suez Canal

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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.



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.



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 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.



What Are Your Career Options With a Geography...

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

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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.



Learn about the 1991 Mount Pinatubo Volcanic...

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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



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.



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.



How Much Should You Worry About Acid Rain?

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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



Land Area or Population, What State Ranks as...

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

Can you name the five smallest states in the U.S.? When looking at land area, look to the east coast. For population, take a look at the states out west.



What Are the Advantages of Global Warming?

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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



From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: A List of the 193...

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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.



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?!



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.



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.



Discover the Negative Legacy of Belgian's...

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An overview of Belgium's role in African colonialism and the impact of that colonialism on Africa today.



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

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



A List of All the Olympic Game Cities Since 1896

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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?

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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



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.



Which State Has the Biggest Population?

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Current and historical California population data; discover the current California population. From the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.



Is England an Independent Country? The Answer...

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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



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.



What Are Temperature Inversion Layers?

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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



These Are the 24 Countries That Use the Euro

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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.



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

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



Which Continent Is the the World's Smallest?

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Of the seven continents in the world, which is the smallest? Discover the answer to this common geography question based on both land area and population.



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.



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.



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

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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.



What is Longitude?

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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



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.



What Are the Functions of the United Nations?

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

A comprehensive history and overview of the United Nations and its activities around the world.



Why Is Rostow’s Stages of Growth...

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

Discover Rostow's stages of economic growth and development, along with criticisms of his 1960 theory from this article by geographer Juliet Jacobs on Geography at About.com.



What Are the Major Surface Ocean Currents?

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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.



How Does Global Warming Affect Marine Life?

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

An overview of the impact of global warming on our oceans and the life within them, from contributing writer Nicole Lindell.



What You Should Know about Plate Tectonics

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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.



Can You Name All 7 Wonders of the Modern World?

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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



Discover When Countries Around the World...

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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



Can You Fill in Blank Maps of the World?

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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.



Latin American Cities Influenced by Colonial...

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

Learn about the unique structure of Latin American cities as they developed in the colonial environment of the New World.



The Aftermath of Mount St. Helens' Eruption

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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



Can You Name All 50 State Capitals?

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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



What Do You Know about Christaller's Central...

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

The About.com Geography Site provides this easy-to-understand overview of Central Place Theory, from contributing writer Amanda Briney.



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 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 Studied in Human Geography?

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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



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.



How Big Is Each State in the United States?

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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



What Are the New 7 Wonders of the World?

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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.



3 Ways of Showing a Map's Scale

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

This article provides the definition of large and small scale maps. Learn how to read distances on maps through its scale.



How Do Air Pressure Differences Cause Winds?

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

An explanation of the wind and the pressure gradient that causes air to move from one place to another, creating wind.



Why Are Topographic Maps the MVP of Maps?

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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



Read Up on the Positives and Negatives of...

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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



Answers to All Your Questions About Planet Earth

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

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



Learn All of Mexico's States and Districts

2017-02-28T11:35:37Z

Learn about the 31 states of Mexico and one Federal District with our comprehensive list.