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Great Geography facts you may know

April 28th, 2010

Alaska

Alaska Map

More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska.

Antarctica

Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.

Antarctica Map

Ninety percent of the world’s ice covers Antarctica . This ice also represents seventy percent of all the fresh water in the world. As strange as it sounds, however, Antarctica is essentially a desert. The average yearly total precipitation is about two inches Although covered with ice (all but 0.4% of it, ice.), Antarctica is the driest place on the planet, with an absolute humidity lower than the Gobi desert.

Brazil

Brazil Map

Brazil got its name from the nut, not the other way around.

Canada

Canada Map

Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. Canada is an Indian word meaning “Big Village.”

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey Map

Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city in the world located on two continents.

New York City

The term ‘The Big Apple’ was coined by touring jazz musicians of the 1930’s who used the slang expression ‘apple’ for any town or city. Therefore, to play New York City is to play the big time – The Big Apple.

New York Apple

There are more Irish in New York City than in Dublin , Ireland ; more Italians in New York City than in Rome, Italy ; and more Jews in New York City than in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Ohio

Ohio View

There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio , everyone is manmade.

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  1. Kamen Rider
    May 21st, 2010 at 05:46 | #1

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Kamen Rider
    May 25th, 2010 at 06:37 | #2

    |448|COOL

  3. Kamen Rider
    May 25th, 2010 at 06:37 | #3

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  4. sirad
    December 31st, 2011 at 20:27 | #4

    Opened my mind, found this while studying for state geo bee…8th grade
    Urbana middle school

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