Latest Geography Articles


Geography of Interest

Geography of Giant Sequoias

Giant sequoias are one of the longest lived tree species, with the oldest giant sequoia living an estimated 3,400 years.

Geography of Daylight Saving Time

Not all countries observe Daylight Saving Time, which entails moving the clocks forward an hour in the spring and backward an hour in the fall.



Geography Basics

Understanding Direction Based on the Sun

This lesson plan introduces the concept of direction to young children by using the location of the Sun in order to understand where east, west, north, and south are located.

What is Geography?

Geography is the science that studies the Earth and the physical and human influences that shape it.

Latitude and Longitude

Learn more about lines you see on a map running east-west and north-south called latitude and longitude.

How Many Countries Are There?

The answer to the question of how many countries there are in the world remains a question with many different possible answers.



United States Geography

Geography of Kansas

Flat expanses, badlands, rolling hills, cuestas, and canyons shape Kansas’ geography.



Geography of Extremes


Physical Geography




Human Geography


Maps and GIS

First Maps

These maps are the earliest known representations of a particular geography, name, or geographical phenomenon.

Population Geography of the United States

The United States represents a vast area of land with 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million square kilometers) in size.   A recent release of population figures by the U.S. Census Bureau…


Geography Books

Review | Under the Wave at Waimea

Set in Hawaii and with a champion surfer as its central character, “Under the Wave at Waimea” introduces us to the global geography of surfing.