Geography

Monday, 15 April 2024
16 facts about Hawaii
16 facts about Hawaii
Volcanic paradise
This picturesque archipelago located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean owes its creation entirely to volcanic eruptions. Lush deciduous forests inter ...

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Gobi Desert
The Gobi is located in northern China and southern Mongolia.
It is surrounded by the Altai Mountains to the north and the Tian Shan Mountains to the west.
Easter Island
The name "Easter Island" was given to it by a European - the Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen.
He came across it on Easter Sunday in 1722 while looking for Davis Land, a supposed island that had ...
Krakatoa
Within the next five years following the eruption, the global temperature dropped 1.2 degrees Celsius.
Galapagos Islands
In 1978, the islands were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Murray River
It is not possible for sea transport to enter the Murray River due to the lack of estuary.
Death Valley
Furnace Creek was a former borax mining center.
Mining was carried out by the Pacific Coast Borax Company formed by Francis Marion Smith. Before the ...
Lake Tanganyika
Life in Lake Tanganyika occurs up to a depth of 200 meters.
Due to the low fluctuations in the ambient temperature, surface waters do not mix with deep water, which prevents oxygen transport from the surface to the lower parts of the lake.
Iguazú Falls
Due to its picturesque nature, Iguazu Falls has appeared in several TV shows and movies.
These included the films: Tarzan (1966-69), Mr. Magoo (1997), Miami Vice (2006), Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Black Panther (2018).
Santorini
From 300 to 500 years after the volcanic eruption, the island was uninhabited.
After that period, Dorians (a Greek people speaking a Doric dialect) settled here.
River Thames
There were two major floods on the River Thames.
The first documented flooding occurred in 1928 and claimed the lives of 14 people, and over 4,000 we ...