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Interesting Caves and Caverns of the World

The following list names interesting caves and caverns of the world, including Aggtelek in Hungary, Blue Grotto in Italy, Kent's Cavern in England, Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, Wind Cave in Sout…

The Continental Divide

The Continental Divide is a ridge of high ground that runs irregularly north and south through the Rocky Mountains and separates eastward-flowing from westward-flowing streams. The waters tha…

Rivers of the United States

(350 or more miles long)Alabama-Coosa (600 mi.; 966 km): From junction of Oostanula and Etowah R. in Georgia to Mobile R.Altamaha-Ocmulgee (392 mi.; 631 km): From junction of Yellow R. and Sou…

Geysers in the United States

Geysers are natural hot springs that intermittently eject a column of water and steam into the air. They exist in many parts of the volcanic regions of the world such as Japan and South Ameri…

Michigan and Huron: One Lake or Two?

It is a widely accepted fact that Lake Superior, with an area of 31,820 square miles, is the world's largest freshwater lake. However, this fact is based on a historical inaccuracy in the nam…

Got a Yen...To Learn About Foreign Exchange?

Source: FDIC Consumer News, Spring 1995. The value of the U.S. dollar has an impact on all our lives, not just those of us who travel abroad. So what does it mean when the dollar is “up&…

A Profile of the World, 2016

Geography Age: 4.55 billion years old. Total area: 510.072 million sq km (196.940 million sq mi). Land area: 148.94 million sq km …

Area and Population of Countries

(mid-2011 estimates) Below is the area and population of each country. Countries are listed in alphabetical order. table.tableizer-table {border: 1px solid #CC…

Current Travel Warnings for U.S. Citizens1

Travel warnings are issued when the State Department recommends that Americans avoid a certain country. The countries listed below are currently on that list. In addition to this list, the State Dep…