Curaçao By the Numbers

Map from 1562 with Curaçao indicated as Qúracao

Background Curaçao is located in the Southern Caribbean Sea together with its sister islands, Aruba and Bonaire. On October 10, 2010, Curaçao joined the Kingdom of the Netherlands as a constituent nation following a referendum and constitutional amendment. The largest of the six Caribbean islands that together make up the Caribbean region …

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The Nile River – An Amazing Wonder

sailboats on the Nile River

There are many natural wonders on Earth, and one of them is the Nile River, the world’s longest river. The Nile River is mainly located in Egypt, but it also flows or passes through different countries in North and East Africa, like Sudan, Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Uganda. During the time of …

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Deep Dive into the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area

Introduction The Washington metropolitan area is the metropolitan area around the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. The region encompasses the whole federal district as well as portions of Maryland, Virginia, and a little section of West Virginia. It is included in the greater Baltimore-Washington metropolitan region. Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area is sometimes known …

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The Greek Islands By the Numbers

Santorini Island in Greece

There are plenty of tourist spots in the world, but only a few are as beautiful as the Greek Islands, which are thousands of islands located to the east of Greece and to the west of Turkey, although there is also a group of islands located to the west of the Greece …

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Deep Dive into the 5 Boroughs of New York City

New York City Map

Introduction The most populous city in the United States is New York City, often known as “New York”, “NYC”, and “The Big Apple.” It is situated in the southernmost region of the state of New York, close to the Hudson River’s mouth. New York City is home to people from all over …

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Cities That Make Up the Dallas Fort-Worth Metroplex

United States, DFW, Sun Ray

Background The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, commonly known as DFW, North Texas, or The Metroplex, is a major region in Texas’s Prairies and Lakes. The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Region has a population of slightly more than 6.4 million people, making it the most populous metropolitan region in Texas and the fourth …

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Exploring the Great Barrier Reef

aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef

Background Coral reefs are known to be large underwater structures that are made of skeletons of colonial marine invertebrates referred to as corals. The coral species that create reefs are called hermatypic or “hard” corals. These corals extract calcium carbonate from seawater to make a hard, durable exoskeleton that protects their soft, …

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Africa By the Numbers

sunset at the Savannah plains in Kenya

Background Next to Asia, Africa is the second-largest continent, both by size and number. It covers about one-fifth of the Earth’s total land surface. On the west, the continent is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, on the east by the Red Sea and the Indian …

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The Moon by the Numbers

full Moon

Earth has only one Moon, a stony, cratered body about a fourth its size that orbits it at a distance of 238,855 miles. The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth and the closest massive celestial body. It is the brightest celestial body following the Sun and is represented by …

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