Geography

"The study of the earth and its features and of the distribution of life on the earth, including human life and the effects of human activity."

-The Free Dictionary

Arctic Ocean - the water around the North Pole that is usually covered with ice. It is the smallest ocean on the planet and measures 5.4 million square miles (14.1 sq. km). 

Arctic Circle - is an imaginary circle around the earth that marks the boundary between temperate and frigid zones in the northern hemisphere. 

China (People's Republic Of) - a large country in eastern Asia with a population of 1.32 billion people. The capital of China is Beijing.

Democratic Republic of the Congo - a country in Central Africa that became independent from Belgium in 1960. It is the second largest country on the continent of Africa and the eleventh largest country in the world (by area). It is also home to the eastern lowland gorilla that is an endangered species.

Equator - an imaginary line around the center of the Earth that is equal distances from the North and South Poles.

Great Lakes - a group of five freshwater lakes located along the United States/Canada border, including Lakes Superior, Huron, Erie, Ontario, and Michigan.

Japan - an Asian country located in an archipelago (a group of islands) off the northeast coast of the mainland. Japan has a population of 127 million people and the capital is Tokyo. Japan's written history began in 5 B.C.

Kahuzi-Biega National Park - a national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that is home to the eastern lowland gorilla, an endangered species. The park became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1980.

Lake Erie - the 4th largest of the Great Lakes (a group of five interconnected lakes in Central North America).

Lake Huron - the 2nd largest of the Great Lakes (a group of five interconnected lakes in Central North America).

Lake Michigan - the 3rd largest of the Great Lakes (a group of five interconnected lakes in Central North America) and the only one of the Great Lakes that is entirely within the United States.

Lake Ontario - the smallest of the Great Lakes (a group of five interconnected lakes in Central North America).

Lake Superior - the largest of the Great Lakes (a group of five interconnected lakes in Central North America). Lake Superior is also the deepest of the Great Lakes and the largest freshwater lake in the world.

Mississippi River - the largest river in the United States. The river begins in the state of Minnesota and flows 2,320 miles (3,730 km) to the Gulf of Mexico. The name comes from the Native American Ojibwe word "misi-ziibi" meaning "Great River".

St. Lawrence Seaway - a series of canals and locks built by the United States and Canada that allow big ships to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes.

Yonaguni Island - a small island at the end of the Japanese archipelago, located between the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. It has a subtropical climate with very warm summers and mild winters. It is surrounded by beautiful coral reefs.

 

 

 

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