Geography Guide with maps, atlas, facts, country and state info

Geography Guide
by Borgna Brunner
Map of the Timezones of the World

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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.


Quizzes and Crosswords : Test Your Geography Genius

Be a geography genius! Check your knowledge with our most intriguing geography quizzes, and crosswords.



The World:

The United States:


U.S. City Slideshows

San Francisco Landmarks
Find images and information about notable San Francisco landmarks, including the Conservatory of Flowers, City Hall, Alcatraz, and more.
Chicago Landmarks
Find images and information about notable Chicago landmarks, including the Sears Tower, the Chicago Picasso, Shedd Aquarium, and more.
New Orleans
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 Boston
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.
Houston Landmarks
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.
Statues of Washington, D.C.
Find images and information about notable statues around Washington, D.C., including Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, Thomas Jefferson, and more.
Cherry 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.

Travel Statistics

Travel Resources

Did you know?
For more than a billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a "month of blessing" marked by prayer, fasting, and charity.