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, May 16, 2022

World Data Locator Map: Australia
Is Australia an Island?
What’s the difference between an island and a continent anyway?
Demystified / Geography & Travel
The San Pedro de Atacama Church in San Pedro near the Atacama Desert in northern Chile in South America.
5 Buildings You Have to See in Chile
Know before you go.
List / Geography & Travel
Sydney Opera House, Port Jackson, Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.
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
Big Sur. Pacific Ocean. Waves. Beach. Point Sur on the Pacific coastline near Big Sur, California.
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
language
language
language, a system of conventional spoken, manual (signed), or written symbols by means of which human beings, as members...
Encyclopedia / Geography & Travel
Oudegracht
canals and inland waterways
canals and inland waterways, natural or artificial waterways used for navigation, crop irrigation, water supply, or drainage....
Encyclopedia / Geography & Travel
Distribution of North American Plains Indians
Plains Indian
Plains Indian, member of any of the Native American peoples inhabiting the Great Plains of the United States and Canada....
Encyclopedia / Geography & Travel
Stalactites and stalagmites in the Queen's Chamber, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, southeastern New Mexico.
cave
cave, natural opening in the earth large enough for human exploration. Such a cavity is formed in many types of rock and...
Encyclopedia / Geography & Travel

Geography & Travel Quizzes

Boat in River Ganga at sunrise, Varanasi, India. (Ganges; sunrise; sky; sky color; atmosphere; dawn)
Passage Through India
India is a big country. But what continent is it part of? And just how many time zones does it span? Test your knowledge...
Quiz / Geography & Travel
Chandigarh. Statuettes at the Rock Garden of Chandigarh a sculpture park in Chandigarh, India, also known as Nek Chand's Rock Garden. Created by Nek Chand Saini an Indian self taught artist. visionary artist, folk artist, environmental art
Explore India Quiz
Delhi lies on which river? How many countries border India? In what state is Bengaluru? Explore India’s vibrant geography...
Quiz / Geography & Travel
Jodhpur. Rajasthan. Jaswant Thada an architectural landmark in Jodhpur, India. A white marble memorial, built in 1899, by Sardar Singh in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Indian architecture
Discover India
Which city lies on the Ganges river? What is the capital of Goa? Sort out the facts in this quiz devoted to the capitals,...
Quiz / Geography & Travel
Island, New Caledonia.
Islands and Archipelagos
What are the islands of the Maldives made of? What is the world’s largest archipelago? Sort out the facts about islands across...
Quiz / Geography & Travel
Aerial view of island, part of reef formtion, South Pacific, shows water on all sides, smaller islands in background and one in foreground.
Islands
Lots of people love island getaways for their sun and sand. But there are more to islands than you might realize. Island...
Quiz / Geography & Travel
Flags of the world. National flags. Country flags. Hompepage blog 2009, history and society, geography and travel, explore discovery
Countries of the World
Which country claims "Waltzing Matilda" as their unofficial anthem? What country has the largest Muslim population? Sort...
Quiz / Geography & Travel
Flags of all countries of the world. Flags of the world. National flags. Country flags. Hompepage blog 2009, history and society, geography and travel, explore discovery
The Country Quiz
Can you name the country that boasts having the 10 coldest cities? Which country covers the most time zones? Learn the answers...
Quiz / Geography & Travel
The flag of the European Union
Passport to Europe
Can you name the colors of the French flag? Where is the highest mountain in Europe? Pull out your passport and travel your...
Quiz / Geography & Travel
Euro dollars. Monetary unit and currency of the European Union.  (European money; monetary unit)
Traveler’s Guide to Europe
Where would you travel to to see the running of the bulls? What currency will you use in Russia? Sort out the facts as you...
Quiz / Geography & Travel
Front of a bullet train in the station in Zurich, Switzerland. High speed train. Hompepage blog 2009, geography and travel, science and technology passenger train transportation railroad
A Visit to Europe
Where can you catch a Real Madrid game? What is the capital of Sweden? Sort out the facts in this quiz about historic European...
Quiz / Geography & Travel
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Riyadh Cities & Towns
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Ukraine 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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Roman Forum Historical Places
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Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Highways & Trails
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Distribution of North American Plateau 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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Some of the pictorial signs used at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, Calif. 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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Mount St. Helens volcano 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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Arctic Ocean 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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Hiker in Sequoia National Park in the Sierra Nevada, east-central California. 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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flag of Queensland 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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Northern Africa. Political/Physical map: regional, elevation. Geographic Regions
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Big Ben Tourist Attractions
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