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Which of these countries is doubly landlocked? (landlocked and surrounded only by landlocked countries)
Uzbekistan is bordered by five landlocked countries: Kazakhstan to the north; Kyrgyzstan to the northeast; Tajikistan to the southeast; Afghanistan to the south; and Turkmenistan to the southwest.
Which desert has this famous "eye"?
Sahara. The Richat Structure in Mauritania, also known as the Eye of the Sahara, was interpreted as an asteroid impact structure, but no evidence of shock metamorphism has been found. Today, scientists believe that it is a huge (40 km in diameter) and deeply eroded geologic dome.
What point did the former meridian 0 °, called the Ferro meridian, run through?
Through the Spanish island of El Hierro. El Hierro, nicknamed Isla del Meridiano (the "Meridian Island"), is the smallest and farthest south and west of the Canary Islands. The line of longitude running through El Hierro (Ferro), the westernmost of the Canary Islands, was known in European history as the prime meridian in common use outside of the future British Empire.
Where do coast redwoods grow?
In the west of the United States. Common names of sequoia sempervirens include coast redwood, coastal redwood and California redwood. It is an evergreen, long-lived, monoecious tree living 1,200–1,800 years or more. This species includes the tallest living trees on Earth. It comes from coastal mountains of Oregon and California. (the west of the USA).
Which country has the largest surface water area?
Canada is the second largest country of the world in terms of the area, but in terms of the country with the largest water area, it stands out of all. The total area covered by water in this country reaches up to 891,163 square kilometers.
Which of the given territories is the largest by area?
Indonesia is the largest (1 905 000 km²), the smaller Alaska (1 718 000 km²), then Iran (1 648 000 km²), at the very end Mongolia (1 566 000 km²). If you doubt this result, look here - thetruesize.com.
Who first used the name 'atlas' to define a set of maps?
Gerhard Mercator. Gerardus Mercator was a 16th-century German-Flemish cartographer, geographer and cosmographer. He was renowned for creating the 1569 world map based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing as straight lines—an innovation that is still employed in nautical charts. Mercator was one of the founders of the Netherlandish school of cartography.