Geography

Monday, 22 July 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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Mount Etna
Etna is one of Sicily's main tourist attractions, visited by thousands of tourists every year.
There are two ski resorts on Mount Etna.
Atacama Desert
The first European to cross the Atacama was the conquistador Diego de Almagro in 1536.
After the fall of the Incas, the desert came under Spanish rule. In the 19th century, the desert cam ...
Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are of volcanic origin and have never been connected to any continent.
The appearance of wildlife on them was only possible by sea or air. The islands are located at the c ...
Paricutin volcano
Paricutin volcano is located in central Mexico, in the state of Michoacán.
Michoacán is a state in the southwestern part of the country. Its name, given by the Aztecs, means " ...
Atacama Desert
The desert has the world's largest natural reserves of sodium nitrate (Chilean saltpeter).
A border dispute over these resources between Bolivia and Chile led to the War of the Pacific. Saltp ...
Gulf of Mexico
The Gulf of Mexico supports four major industries: fishing, oil, shipping, and tourism.
Tourism alone generates over $100 billion in income each year.
Lake Superior
It is also a deep one.
The lake's average depth is 147 m (483 ft), with the lake's deepest point at 406m (1,333 ft).
Rio Grande
It is a natural border between Mexico and the state of Texas.
Until 1845, Mexico considered the then Republic of Texas a rebellious territory, when it was annexed into the U.S. It resulted in a Mexican-American War that lasted from 1846 to 1848.
Santorini
Santorini is located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea, in the area of ​​the Aegean Volcanic Arc's greatest activity.
Continuous observations of this area's geological activity have revealed that in 2011 the island rose about 5 cm (2 in).
Paricutin volcano
The evacuation of villages began as early as July 1943, when lava flows approached their borders.