Geography Facts
Geography
Geography (from Greek γεωγραφία, geographia, lit. "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth. A literal translation would be "to describe or picture or write about the earth". The first person to use the word "geography" was Eratosthenes (276-194 BC).
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Amazing Geographic Facts
The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one-mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies. Chances that a road is unpaved in the U.S.A. : 1%, in Canada : 75%. The deepest hole ever made in the world is in Texas.
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World Geography: Oceans, rivers, maps, volcanoes
Find facts about the diverse geography of planet Earth: volcanoes, canyons, oceans, seas, rivers, maps, longitude and latitude, famous explorers, and more.
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