Geography is fascinating and miraculous. In the past, geographical knowledge was hard to acquire. Voyagers spent months or even years on the sea looking for new lands. Yet, not all journeys resulted as they expected. Without things like satellites and GPS, it’s reasonable that most of those adventure courses ended fruitlessly. It took hundreds of years for us to discover the American continent and several hundred years more to discover Antarctica.
Not just that. At the time, maps were not something everyone could have. And the process of measuring and calculating to draw a map was so much of a challenging task. Well, now that’s safe to say that learning geography is not easy. In the past, people didn’t have access to knowledge. And now, when everything is available to everyone, we are just overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information.
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Each period brings a different obstacle. Still, if you have a love for learning geography, here we have something you may like. Reddit user storm1902 reached out asking for the coolest geography facts readers had, and the answers did not disappoint. We believe that these facts we’ve collected in the list below will surely amaze you. Let’s get prepared and scroll down to check out this geographic lesson.
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This one can boggle the mind of many. How can this European country have a border with Brazil? And it’s even the longest one? Well, it’s because France has a colony located in the northeast of Brazil. And it has a 730km border with Brazil, the longest of all borders.
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Asia is the land of mountains. The highest mountain range is the Himalayas, formed as a result when the Indian tectonic plate and the Eurasian Plate collided. It’s still growing with every passing year as this mountain range is rather young. Older mountain ranges will be eroded and eventually turn into hills and plains. Still, the Himalayas is just farrrr from that day.
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You can either say that Australia is absurdly big or that Europe is just so small. Still, traveling such a distance across the sea is way more terrifying than when you do it land.
Introverts! Do you hear that? Pack your stuff and let’s move to this wonderland!
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There are so many interesting things about this state. It lies in both the eastern and western hemispheres. So, Alaska is the first and also the last point to see the sun in the US. How cool!
After learning these facts, we believe that you have had a new perspective on our beautiful planet, and also our beautiful neighboring celestial bodies. The world we are living in is just so fascinating. And when we put things side by side, they reveal themselves and amaze us. We hope that you enjoy reading this post. If so, please give us a like so we will know and bring more of this content to you in the future.
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