Geography Questions and Answers (Q&A)

The most common definition of geography is as follows: geography is “the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activities as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries”...Read More

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Geography will never be a dead subject while we have an Earth to live upon, for there will always be those who are curious enough about their environment to want to understand and describe it in detail. Because Geography encompasses land, phenomena and peoples, there is surely enough to spark...Read More

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The Danakil Depression was formed by a process that the previous answer named as continental rifting. This is when the earth’s tectonic plates are pulling away from each other, creating a literal sinking of the earth.
However, the Danakil Depression - which is located in a remote...
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The entire country is not covered by desert. Saudi Arabia is currently about half desert, by the requirements needed to name a place a desert. However, it has a lot of areas that come very close to being called deserts. Much of the fertile land for agriculture is on the...Read More

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This is a tough question to answer, but the simple answer comes down to the fact that rivers require rain to keep going. When it rains, excess water is soaked up by rocks. As the water runs out of the rocks and into the areas where rivers begin, the river gets more water. However, many ri...Read More

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The best answer I can give to this question is that eventually, every volcano does erupt from a mountain. However, there are plenty of volcanoes around the world that are not currently mountains. The best technical definition is “a mountain or hill, typically conical, having a crater or...Read More

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Historically, people have thought two places have been the start of the Amazon river. For the longest time, the Apurimac river was thought to be the start of the Amazon, feeding it from its own waters. Then, it dried up. Now, scientists believe it to be the Cordillera Rumi Cruz river. Well,...Read More

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There are probably a lot under the ocean, but the ones we know about are beautiful. One of the largest and most well-known is the East African Rift. This is located in Ethiopia at one end and in Mozambique at the other end. Other countries included in this rift are Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda,...Read More

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No. A fjord and a cliff are not the same thing. A cliff is defined by Google’s define function as “a steep rock face, especially at the edge of the sea.” A fjord, on the other hand, is defined as “a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs... typically...Read More

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As long as the glacier’s surface has a slope, it can happen. An avalanche is simply the action of snow falling down a steep slope, and a lot of it all at once. While we tend to hear of avalanches more frequently on mountains, don’t discount a glacier. It can get in on the action if...Read More

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