by Borgna Brunner
Geographical Features: Highest mountains, longest rivers, smallest islands
Geographic facts and statistics, including highest mountains, longest rivers, waterfalls, deserts, lakes, oceans and seas, islands, longitude and latitude, caves and caverns, and other information.
- Infoplease World Atlas
Full-sized maps of hundreds of countries in the world and all the U.S. states
- Library of Printable Maps
State outline maps, state maps with physiography, state maps with capitols, U.S. regions, and contintents—all in PDF format
- Where Is It? Longitude and Latitude Finder
Find coordinates for cities/towns, land features, and more.
- How Far Is It? Distance Calculator
Find distances between cities/towns, land features, and more.
- Geography Glossary
From the Arctic Circle to the Tropic of Capricorn
- New Nations Guide
Fledgling countries that have emerged since the 1990s
- Physical Geography
Browse these links to the physical wonders of the world
- Countries of the World
Profiles of the world's 193 countries, including flags, maps, geography, and statistics
- Territories, Colonies, and Dependencies
Did you know that France has more colonies than the U.K.?
- U.S. States
Profiles of the 50 states, including geography, statistics, and lots of trivia
- U.S. Cities
Profiles of the 50 largest cities in the U.S.
- Everest Almanac
Our guide to the world's highest peak
- Columbus and Other Great Explorers
Famous journeys and explorations in history
- Biographies of Notable Explorers
From Amundsen to Vespucci
Quizzes and Crosswords
: Test Your Geography Genius
Be a geography genius! Check your knowledge with our most intriguing geography quizzes, and crosswords.
U.S. City Slideshows
- Find images and information about notable San Francisco landmarks,
including the Conservatory of Flowers, City Hall, Alcatraz, and
- Find images and information about notable Chicago landmarks,
including the Sears Tower, the Chicago Picasso, Shedd Aquarium, and
- Find images and information about New Orleans, including City Park,
the Doullut Steamboat House, Mardi Gras, Jackson Square, French Quarter,
Cities of the dead, and more.
- Landmarks of
- Find images and information about notable Boston, MA landmarks,
including Faneuil Hall, the Boston Common, the John Hancock Tower,
Fenway Park, Bunker Hill, the USS Constitution, and more.
- Find images and information about notable Houston landmarks,
including the Holocaust Museum, Contemporary Arts Museum, the Museum of
Fine Arts, and more.
- Landmarks of Washington, D.C.
- Find images and information about notable Washington, D.C.
landmarks, including the National World War II Memorial, the Washington
Monument, the Smithsonian Institute, and more.
of Washington, D.C.
- Find images and information about notable statues around Washington,
D.C., including Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, Thomas Jefferson, and
Blossoms of Washington, D.C.
- Find images and information about cherry trees in Washington, D.C.,
including facts about the different species, why Japan gave the trees to
the United States, and much more.
Ask the Editors: Your Geography Questions Answered
Travel: Get Out of Town
Given the number of tourists sick and tired of the snootiness of the French, it's paradoxical that their country is—and has been for many years—the world's most popular tourist destination. Poland is quickly gaining on France, however, having shot up in recent years from 27th to 10th place on the list of hot tourist destinations.
Here's a list of interesting material on world travel, including the State Department's list of places you should stay clear of.
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