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  • Africa

    Africa is the second largest continent after Asia. The north of the continent is mostly occupied by the hot, barren Sahara Desert, edged with coastal areas that are cooler and...

  • Asia

    Asia is the largest continent. The northern part is taken up entirely by Siberia, part of Russia, where icy tundra and coniferous forests dominate the landscape. Farther south are...

  • Europe

    Europe and Asia together form one vast land mass called Eurasia. Europe itself lies west of the Ural Mountains, to the north of the Caucasus and on the western bank of the...

  • North America

    North America includes Canada, the United States of America (USA), Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean islands. Greenland is also often considered part of North America. In...

  • States of the US

     

  • South America

    South America reaches from the tropical coast of the Caribbean to the icy Southern Ocean. The world’s longest mountain range, the Andes, stretches down the western side of...

  • Oceania

    Oceania is the name given to the group of countries located in the South Pacific Ocean. It is made up of Australia—itself an island continent—New Zealand, Papua New...

  • Polar regions

    Both the North Pole in the Arctic and the South Pole in Antarctica are bitterly cold places, covered with ice and snow all year round. The Arctic is quite different from...

  • World

    Circumference at the Equator: 40,075 km (24,901 miles), land area:  148,328,100 sq km (57,270,000 sq miles), ocean area:  361,741,000 sq km (139,670,000 sq miles)...

  • Farming

    The world relies on farming (also called agriculture) for its food. Farms range in size from large commercial businesses that provide food for sale at home and abroad (cash...

  • Industry

    The word “industry” describes an activity that produces the goods or services that people need or want. Industries fall into three groups. Primary industries are those...

  • Maps

    A map is a representation of space that allows us to see the relationship between places, objects or themes. The space shown on a map may be on the Earth’s surface, beneath...

  • Population

    The world’s population underwent a massive increase during the 20th century. In 1900 it stood at 1.6 billion. By the end of the century, it topped 6 billion. It is estimated...

  • Trade

    International trade is the exchange of money, goods and services across international borders. Exports are goods and services that are sent out for sale to another country...

  • World issues

    Around 85% of the world’s wealth is owned by just 10% of the world’s population, mostly in Europe, the USA and East Asia. In contrast, about half of the world’s...

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