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    Geography & Travel

    Planet Earth contains some extraordinarily diverse environments, some of which are easily habitable and some not so much. In different areas of Earth, one might find sweltering deserts, dense tropical rainforests, or bone-chilling tundras. Each biome and habitat comes with its own selection of flora and fauna, and it may include physical features such as canyons, volcanoes, rivers, or caves. Human beings have built homes in many different environments, settling the area and organizing it into units such as cities, states, regions, and countries, each with its own points of interest. Shifting trends in human migration have resulted in a human geography that is profoundly different from that of centuries ago.
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    Featured content, November 24, 2020

    What Is Known (and Not Known) About the Bermuda Triangle
    People have been trying to solve the “mystery” of the Bermuda Triangle for years. Here’s what we know (and don’t know) about...
    Companion / Geography & Travel
    Big Sur. Pacific Ocean. Waves. Beach. Point Sur on the Pacific coastline near Big Sur, California.
    Are the Middle East and the Near East the Same Thing?
    Don’t let the terminology distract you from this important part of the world.
    Demystified / Geography & Travel
    Middle East bee locator map
    11 Architectural Wonders to Visit in Canada 
    Know before you go.
    List / Geography & Travel
    The United States pavilion, World's Fair, Montreal, by Buckminster Fuller built n 1967. The structure is now known as the Montreal Biosphere and houses an environmental museum inside the original geodesic dome. Reflection
    Why New York Is Called "The Big Apple" and How 8 Other Famous Cities Got Their Nicknames
    What’s so apple-y about New York, anyway?
    #WTFact / Geography & Travel
    Sydney Opera House, Port Jackson, Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.
    Europe
    Europe, second smallest of the world’s continents, composed of the westward-projecting peninsulas of Eurasia (the great landmass...
    Encyclopedia / Geography & Travel
    Europe
    African Americans
    African Americans, one of the largest of the many ethnic groups in the United States. African Americans are mainly of African...
    Encyclopedia / Geography & Travel
    Barack Obama: 2008 election night rally
    Asia
    Asia, the world’s largest and most diverse continent. It occupies the eastern four-fifths of the giant Eurasian landmass....
    Encyclopedia / Geography & Travel
    Asia
    Native American
    Native American, member of any of the aboriginal peoples of the Western Hemisphere, although the term often connotes only...
    Encyclopedia / Geography & Travel
    Navajo Supreme Court justices

    Geography & Travel Quizzes

    Flag of France
    Exploring France: Fact or Fiction?
    Was Paris, one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, originally built on an island? Where is Devil’s Island? Test...
    Aerial of Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies (Caribbean island)
    Around the Caribbean: Fact or Fiction?
    Was Cuba once a colony of France? Is Jamaica the third largest island in the Caribbean Sea? Sort fact from fiction in this...
    Flag of Australia
    Australia: Fact or Fiction?
    Is Australia larger than the United States? Does it house the world’s largest fence? Scale mountains and travel to distant...
    Cathedral of Brasilia, Brazil, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, built in the shape of a crown of thorns.
    Journey to South America: Fact or Fiction?
    Is the capital of Brazil known for its architecture? Is Argentina a large country? Sort fact from fiction—and learn about...
    Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.
    Exploring Chile: Fact or Fiction?
    Is Chile located on the west coast of South America? Does Chile have the longest seacoast of any country of the world? Test...
    Flag of Paraguy
    Exploring Paraguay: Fact or Fiction?
    Is Paraguay north of the Equator? Is Santiago the capital of Paraguay? Get to the heart of the matter—and journey to the...
    Paper flags of the world. Countries, international, Globalization, Global relations, America, England, Canada, Spain, France, China, United Kingdom. Homepage 2010, arts and entertainment, history and society
    Pin the Capital on the Country: Fact or Fiction?
    Is Mecca the capital of Saudi Arabia? Is Milan the capital of Italy? From Kazakhstan and Helsinki to Maldives and Timbuktu,...
    Flags of the world against blue sky. Countries, International. Globalization, global relations, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Poland, Palestine, Japan. Homepage 2010, arts and entertainment, history and society
    World Capitals: Fact or Fiction?
    Does the D.C. in Washington, D.C., stand for District Capital? Is Mumbai the capital of India? Sort fact from fiction while...
    Flag of South Africa
    Exploring South Africa: Fact or Fiction?
    Is Lesotho completely surrounded by South Africa? Is most of South Africa a plateau? From minerals to rivers, sort out the...
    Motlatse Canyon, in the Drakensberg Mountain Range, Mpumalanga province, South Africa. Formerly Blyde River Canyon. Motlatse River. One of the world's deepest canyons.
    Journey to South Africa: Fact or Fiction?
    Is the climate of South Africa very hot? Is the Nile river the major river of South Africa? From animal preserves to native...
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    Geography & Travel Subcategories

    Toronto Cities & Towns
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    • Detroit
      Michigan, United States
    • Paris
      national capital, France
    • Babylon
      ancient city, Mesopotamia, Asia
    Iraq Countries of the World
    Although there isn’t universal agreement on the question of what qualifies as a “country,” it is generally accepted that in order to be a country, a state must be a sovereign unit that has a permanent population, defined territorial boundaries, a government, and the ability to enter into agreements with other states. Even when these conditions are met, however, internationally recognized independence is not a given, and a territorial entity that declares itself to be an independent country is not always recognized as such by the rest of the world.
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    Auschwitz: entrance gates Historical Places
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    Model T Highways & Trails
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    Distribution of California Indians Human Geography
    Since 1945 human geography has contained five main divisions. The first four—economic, social, cultural, and political—reflect both the main areas of contemporary life and the social science disciplines with which geographers interact (i.e., economics, sociology, anthropology, and political science and international relations, respectively); the fifth is historical geography.
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    Latin inscription Languages
    Language, a system of conventional spoken, manual, or written symbols by means of which human beings, as members of a social group and participants in its culture, express themselves. The functions of language include communication, the expression of identity, play, imaginative expression, and emotional release.
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    Africa Physical Geography of Land
    Earth’s geographic history has been one marked by significant overall change, with ice ages, continental drift, and other major disruptions ultimately shaping Earth's land into the landscape of mountain ranges, deserts, islands, and volcanoes that we see today.
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    Lake Ann in North Cascades National Park, Washington Physical Geography of Water
    Whether it's Lake Michigan, the Gulf of Panama, or the River Thames, bodies of water of all shapes and sizes can be found around the globe, and they play a critical role for human beings, who use such bodies of water as a source of drinking water, a means of transporting both goods and people themselves, or a place to engage in water sports, among a plethora of other possible uses. Additionally, many bodies of water provide striking scenes of natural beauty and house important marine ecosystems. Satiate your thirst for knowledge about Earth's oceans, lakes, seas, rivers, waterfalls, bays, and more.
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    Moraine Lake at dawn, Banff National Park, southwestern Alberta, Canada. Nature Reserves & National Parks
    Nature reserves are areas set aside for the purpose of preserving and protecting plants and animals, particularly endangered species. National parks may effectively serve a similar purpose by shielding threatened species from hunters, but these parks can also be created for the purpose of public recreation, affording its visitors a chance to be immersed in a protected natural environment. Many national parks have been created in the last 100 years, including Yellowstone National Park, the oldest and probably the best-known national park in the United States.
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    Kentucky: flag States & Other Subdivisions
    Every nation has its own subdivisions to demarcate smaller political units within its territory. Counties, districts, oblasts, polis, nomos, unitary authorities, boroughs, and cities are all examples (among many others) of how land can be organized.
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    Plain of Esdraelon Geographic Regions
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    Panoramic view of Machu Picchu, Peru. Tourist Attractions
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