Review of the World 

The World


Review of key geographic Information


Major Physical Features

Major Human Features


Largest continent
Mts: Himalaya & Ural
Deserts: Gobi
Rivers: Tigris, Euphrates, Indus, Ganges, Yangtze, Huang Ho (Yellow)
Seas: Caspian, Yellow, China, Arabian, Red;  Persian Gulf, Bay of Bengal
Indian Subcontinent
Arabian Peninsula

Most populous continent
Landmarks: Great Wall of China, Taj Mahal
Major cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Mumbai, Manila, Mecca, Djakarta, Singapore, Seoul, Tehran, Istanbul, Baghdad, Jerusalem


Second largest continent
Mts: Atlas
Deserts: Sahara & Kalahari
Rivers: Nile, Congo, Niger
Lakes: Chad; Victoria Falls
Great Rift Valley

Landmarks: Pyramids at Giza; Aswan Dam, Great Sphinx

Major cities: Cairo, Nairobi, Lagos, Capetown

North America

Third largest continent
Mts: Rocky & Appalachian
Rivers: Mississippi, Rio Grande, Ohio
Lakes: Great Lakes (HOMES), Great Salt Lake; Hudson Bay, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea
West Indies
Central America
Yucatan Peninsula

Landmarks: Mt. Rushmore, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Golden Gate Bridge, Hoover Dam, Brooklyn Bridge, Panama Canal, Mayan Pyramids, Tenochtitlan

Major cities: Washington D.C., Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Mexico City, Havana

South America

Fourth largest continent
Mts: Andes
Rivers: Amazon
Amazon Rainforest

Major cities: Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Lima, Santiago


Shares its landmass with Asia
Mts: Alps, Pyrenees
Rivers: Danube, Rhine, Rhone, Loire, Volga
Seas: Mediterranean, Baltic, North, Black, Aegean, Adriatic, Ionian

Landmarks: Big Ben, Eiffel Tower, Vatican

Major cities: London, Paris, Dublin, Berlin, Moscow, Madrid, Rome, Athens, St. Petersburg



Great Barrier Reef

Landmarks: Sydney Opera House

Major cities: Melbourne, Sydney


Covers South Pole

Mainly frozen

Landmarks: McCurdo Science Station


You also need to be able to locate: the oceans (Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic & Indian), the Equator, the Arctic Circle, the Antarctic Circle, and the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.


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