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World Geography

Bodies of Water:

World’s Oceans (in order of size):

1. Pacific Ocean
2. Atlantic Ocean
3. Indian Ocean
4. Southern Ocean
5. Arctic Ocean

The Great Lakes (in order of size)

1. Superior
2. Huron
3. Michigan
4. Erie
5. Ontario

World’s Largest Lakes:
1. Caspian Sea
2. Lake Superior
3. Lake Victoria
4. Aral Sea
5. Lake Huron
6. Lake Michigan
7. Lake Tanganyika
8. Lake Baikal
9. Great Bear Lake
10. Malawi Lake

Seas of the World:

Sea between Russian and Alaska Bering Sea

Sea between Italy and Balkan Peninsula Adriatic Sea

Sea between China and Korea Yellow Sea

Sea west of Vietnam, east of the Philippines South China Sea

Sea east of Australia, home to Great Barrier Reef Coral Sea

Sea between India and Arabian peninsula Arabian Sea

Belgium, Norway and Denmark sea North Sea

Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia sea Baltic Sea

Sea between Ireland and Great Britain Irish Sea

World’s saltiest body of water Dead Sea

Sea between Egypt and Saudi Arabia Red Sea

Georgia, Bulgaria and Ukraine sea Black Sea

Sea north of Black Sea and Crimean Peninsula Sea of Azov

Sea between Greece and Turkey Aegean Sea

Sea separating Asian and European Turkey Sea of Marmara

Sea in Israel, a.k.a. Lake Tiberius Sea of Galilee

Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan sea Aral Sea

Other bodies of water facts:

World’s largest sea South China Sea

World’s largest swamp Gran Pantanal (Brazil)

World’s largest marsh Everglades

World’s largest bay Hudson Bay

World’s largest gulf Gulf of Mexico

World’s highest tide Bay of Fundy (Canada)

World’s deepest lake Lake Baikal (Siberia, Russia)

World’s longest freshwater lake Lake Tanganyika

Largest lake in South America Lake Titicaca

Deepest lake in the U.S Crater Lake

Largest lake lying within U.S. boundaries Lake Michigan

Source of Mississippi River Lake Itasca, Minnesota

World’s longest strait Strait of Malacca (Indonesia)

Persian Gulf strait Strait of Hormuz

Strait between English Channel and North Sea Strait of Dover

Strait at southern end of South America Strait of Magellan

Strait dividing Asia and North America Bering Strait

Strait dividing Spain and Morocco Strait of Gibraltar

Strait separating Italy and Sicily Strait of Messina

Strait separating North and South Islands of New Zealand Cook Strait

Swedish-Finnish Gulf Gulf of Bothnia

Prince Edward Island gulf Gulf of St. Lawrence

Gulf between Iran and Arabian Peninsula Persian Gulf

Gulf of western Africa Gulf of Guinea

Bay on Beaufort Sea Prudhoe Bay

Bangladesh bay Bay of Bengal

Spanish-French bay Bay of Biscay

Liffey River bay Dublin Bay

Sound south of Cape Cod Nantucket Sound

Washington state sound Puget Sound

Canals in Venice and China Grand Canals

Canal connecting Hudson River and Great Lakes Erie Canal

Lake between Switzerland and France Lake Geneva

Lake behind Grand Coulee Dam Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake

Lake behind Hoover Dam Lake Mead

Lake behind Aswan High Dam Lake Nasser

New York-Vermont lake Lake Champlain

Deserts:

North African desert Sahara Desert (world’s largest)

Southern African desert Kalahari Desert

Southwest African desert Namib

Indian/Pakistani desert Thar Desert

Australian deserts Victoria & Great Sandy Deserts

Chinese/Mongolian desert Gobi Desert

Southwest American desert Mojave Desert

South American desert Atacama (world’s driest place)

Israeli desert Negev

Southwest USA/Northern Mexico desert Sonora

Highest temperature ever recorded 136 degrees in Libyan Sahara

Islands:

World’s largest islands:
1. Greenland (administered by Denmark)
2. New Guinea (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea)
3. Borneo (Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei)
4. Madagascar (formerly Malagasy Republic, a French colony)
5. Baffin Island (Canada)
6. Sumatra (Indonesia)
7. Honshu (Japan)
8. Great Britain
9. Victoria Island (Canada)
10. Ellesmere Island (Canada)

Caribbean Sea’s Largest Islands (all part of Greater Antilles):
1. Cuba
2. Hispaniola
3. Jamaica
4. Puerto Rico

Napoleon’s Islands:
Corsica (birthplace)
Elba (exiled there for 100 days)
St. Helena (exiled in the south Atlantic, where he died)

French Caribbean Islands:
Guadeloupe
Martinique
St. Martin/St. Maarten (owned with The Netherlands)

Oceania’s Islands:

Small islands Micronesia

Black islands Melanesia

Many islands Polynesia

Other Island Facts:

Caribbean ABC islands Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao

Australia’s largest island Tasmania

New Zealand’s main islands North and South Island

Chile’s Pacific island Easter Island

Chile and Argentina’s southern island Tierra del Fuego

Equador’s Pacific islands Galapagos

Blue Grotto island Capri

Irish Sea island Isle of Man

“Pony” island in English Channel Shetland Island

Danish islands between Iceland and Great Britain Faroe Islands

Islands 500 miles northwest of Scotland Hebrides

Europe’s smallest island nation Malta

Islands of the world’s worst airline disaster, owned by Spain....Canary Islands

Portuguese islands in Atlantic Azores

Bahamas’ most populous island New Providence

Texas island that is one hundred miles long Padre Island

The Statue of Liberty sits on this island Bedloe’s Island

Island that welcomed 19th century U.S. immigrants Ellis Island

California immigrant island Angel Island

Disney World island Pleasure Island

Prison located on San Francisco bay island Alcatraz

Bounty mutineer’s islan Pitcairn

Major Dreyfus and Papillon were exiled here Devil’s Island

Island of Mt. Suribachi Iwo Jima

Marshall Island’s site of first atomic test in Pacific Eniwetok

Marshall Island’s site of first hydrogen bomb test Bikini

Largest tropical island New Guinea

Island of giant monitor lizards Komodo

Brunei’s island Borneo

Jakarta’s island Java

Indonesia’s western-most main island Sumatra

Largest island in Mediterranean Sicily

Second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sardinia

Asia’s smallest island country Singapore

Island just south of India Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon)

Tanzania’s island Zanzibar

Formerly known as Cook Islands New Zealand

Formerly known as Sandwich Islands Hawaii

Formerly known as the Malagasy Republic Madagascar

U.S. naval base in southern Indian Ocean Diego Garcia

Main island of the Philippines Luzon

Island in Manila Bay Corregidor

Main island of Japan Honshu

Large northern island of Japan Hokkaido

Large southern island of Japan Kyushu

Largest island in the United States Hawaii (the Big Island)

Alaska’s largest island Kodiak Island

Canada’s largest island Baffin island

Canada’s northern-most island Ellesmere Island

Western Canada’s largest island Vancouver Island

Nova Scotia island Cape Breton

Europe’s largest island Great Britain

Antigua’s sister island Barbuda

Largest island of Netherland Antilles Curaçao

St. Vincent’s sister island Grenadines

Tahiti island group Society Islands

Bikini island group Marshall Islands

Guam island group Mariana or Micronesia

Guadalcanal island group Solomon Islands

Mallorca and Ibiza island group Balearic Islands

Island group including Tenerife Canary Islands

St. Croix and St. Thomas island group Virgin Islands

Mountains

World’s highest Mt. Everest

World’s second-highest K2 (Mt. Godwin-Austen)

World’s highest mountain chain Himalayas

World’s second highest mountain chain Andes

Highest Mountain in:

Antarctica Vinson Massif

Africa Mt. Kilimanjaro

Asia Mt. Everest

Australia Mt. Kosciusko

Europe Mt. Blanc

North America Mt. McKinley (a.k.a. Denali)

South America Mt. Aconcagua

Lower 48 states Mt. Whitney, CA

East of the Mississippi Mt. Mitchell, NC

Colorado Mt. Elbert

Hawaii Mauna Kea

Oregon Mt. Hood

New Hampshire Mt. Washington

Tennessee Clingman’s Dome

Washington Mt. Rainier

Turkey Mt. Ararat

Greece Mt. Olympus

Israel Mt. Marion

Japan Mt. Fuji (Fujiyama)

Great Britain Ben Nevis

Canada Mt. Logan

Mountain Chains:

Arkansas-Missouri Ozarks

California Sierra Nevada

Georgia-North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains

Minnesota Masabi Range

Montana-Wyoming Bighorn Mountains

New England Presidential Range

Northeastern New York Adirondacks (home to Algonquin Peak)

Eastern Pennsylvania Poconos

Southern New York Catskills

South Dakota Black Hills

Tennessee-North Carolina Great Smoky Mountains

Vermont Green Mountains

Washington-Oregon Cascades

Wyoming (Grand) Tetons

Canada-USA-Mexico Rockies

Eastern USA Appalachians

South central Europe Alps

Eastern Europe Carpathian

French-Spanish border Pyrenees

New Zealand Southern Alps

Northwest Africa Atlas

North central Italy Dolomites

Central Italy Apennines

India-Asia divider Himalayas

Europe-Asia divider Urals

Southwest Russia Caucasus

South America Andes

Spain Sierra Nevada

Eastern United States Appalachians

Famous Mountains:

Ten Commandments Mt. Sinai

Rio de Janeiro Sugarloaf

Italian-Swiss border Matterhorn

Iwo Jima Mt. Suribachi

Atlanta Stone Mountain

New Hampshire profile Great Stone Face

Volcanoes:

Alaska Mt. Readout

Hawaii Kilauea

Washington Mt. St. Helens

Indonesia Krakatoa

Italian mainland Mt. Vesuvius

Martinique Mt. Pelee

Mexico Paricutin

Montserrat Soufriere

Philippines Mt. Pinatubo

Sicily Mt. Etna (Europe’s highest volcano)

Italy, "Lighthouse of the Mediterranian" Mt. Stromboli

Antarctica Mt. Erebus

Iceland Mt. Hekla

Rivers:

World’s longest rivers:
1. Nile
2. Amazon
3. Yangtze (China)
4. Mississippi
5. Ob-Irtysh (Russia)

Major River of:

Atlanta Chattahoochee

Boston Charles

Harrisburg, PA Susquehanna (Three Mile Island)

Little Rock Arkansas

Louisville-Cincinnati Ohio

Washington, D.C Potomac

Alaska Yukon

Idaho, Oregon border Snake

Iowa Des Moines

Montana Missouri

Nebraska (North) Platte

New York state Hudson

New England Connecticut

Hudson tributary Mohawk

North Dakota Red River (of the North)

Texas-New Mexico Rio Grande

Virginia James

West of the Rockies Colorado

Baghdad Tigris

Budapest Danube

Cairo Nile

Dublin Liffey

Florence Arno

Hamburg Elbe

Kiev Dnieper

Lisbon Tagus

Liverpool Mersey

London Thames

Montreal St. Lawrence

Paris Seine

Rome Tiber

Stalingrad Volga

St. Petersburg Neva

Vienna Danube

Argentina-Uruguay Rio de la Plata

Northwest Canada Mackenzie

Northeast Canada Churchill

West central France Loire

Northeast India Ganges

Ireland Shannon

Israel Jordan

Pakistan Indus

Poland Vistula

Scotland Clyde

Spain Ebro

South Africa Orange

Turkey Meander

Venezuela Orinoco

Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand Mekong

Northern Vietnam Red River

East Africa Zambezi

West Africa Congo

North and east Africa Nile

Northwest Europe Rhine

River that feeds Lake Geneva Rhone

“Big Muddy” river Missouri

Robert Burns’ “Sweet” river Afton

Waterfalls:

World’s highest waterfall Angel Falls, Venezuela

U.S. highest waterfall Ribbon Falls, Yosemite

Falls on the Zambezi River Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Falls on the Brazil-Argentina border Iguassu Falls

Falls between Lakes Erie and Ontario Niagara Falls

Major Falls in Natal, South Africa Tugela Falls

Falls at Grand Canyon Havasu Falls

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