Tag: geography

Jul 11, 2012

The Highest Point on Every Continent

The Highest Point on Every Continent

As you would imagine, the highest point is found at the peak of the continent’s highest mountain. In mountaineering this is known as the Seven Summits, which was first postulated and achieved on April 30, 1985 by Richard Bass. Below you can see the highest points on every continent compared to the “Eight-Thousanders“,…

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May 14, 2012

Where Three Countries Meet: Famous Tripoints Around the World

Where Three Countries Meet: Famous Tripoints Around the World

A tripoint, trijunction, or triple point (also, if inexactly, known as a tri-border area), is a geographical point at which the borders of three countries or subnational entities meet. There are currently 157 international tripoints (i.e., tricountry points) by some accounts, and as many as 176 (or even 207) by others. Nearly half of…

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Apr 17, 2012

When Rivers Collide: 10 Confluences Around the World

When Rivers Collide: 10 Confluences Around the World

In geography, a confluence is the meeting of two or more bodies of water. Known also as a conflux, it refers either to the point where a tributary joins a larger river, called the main stem, or where two streams meet to become the source of a river of a new name, such as…

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Nov 22, 2011

Top 25 Cities in the World with the Most High-Rise Buildings

Top 25 Cities in the World with the Most High-Rise Buildings

Hong Kong – Photograph by CHENSIYUAN A high-rise is defined as a structure at least 35 meters (115 feet) or 12 stories tall. Below is a list of the 25 cities with the most high-rise buildings in the world. The complete list of cities around the world with at least one hundred high-rise…

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