Geography Guide With Maps, Atlas, Facts, Country and State Info
Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
by Borgna Brunner
- 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 continents.
- 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: Test Your Geography Genius
Be a geography genius! Check your knowledge with our most intriguing geography quizzes.
- Geography Quizzes: Adult Level
- Geography Quizzes: Middle-School Level
- New Countries
- Country Capitals
- Rivers and Lakes
- Geography Stereotypes
- Geographical Superlatives
- Historical Geography
- Famous Explorers
- Mount Everest
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
- What country is bordered by the greatest number of other countries?
- How many countries are there in the world today?
- What is the largest desert in the world?
- The island of Gavdos belongs to what country?
- What is the longest mountain range in the world?
- How many countries does the equator go through?
- What is the world's largest island? Is it Ireland?
- Which canyon, located in Tanzania, is famous for its fossil beds?
- What are the easternmost/westernmost points in the United States?
- What are the largest countries in Europe?
- What are the "Seven Seas"?
- What is the world's largest man-made lake?
- What is the deepest lake in the world?
- What is the largest body of fresh water in the world?
- What is the highest city in the world?
- What country has the longest coastline?
- Why did Kazakhstan change its capital?
- Where is the Island of Goree?
- How high must a mountain be to be technically considered a "mountain"?
- Is the Red Sea really red?
- What is Africa's youngest/newest country?
- Where is the highest airport in the world located?
- What is the difference between an ocean and a sea?
- How far apart are each of the time zones?
- What is the most populous/largest capital city in Africa?
- What is the youngest ocean on Earth?
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