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Statistics of the World

Age of the Earth 4.55 billion years Total surface area 316.94 million sq.km Total land area 57.506 million sq.km Total Water Area 139.434 m.sq.km Total lenght of coastlines 358,000 miles Total Population 7 billion Growth rate of population 1.14 percent Life expectency Male 63, Female 66 Political division 195 sovereign countries, 61 dependent and 6 …

Our Planet Earth

Earth is the planet on which we live and possibly the only planet in the Universe where humans and other living organisms live. Earth is the third closest planet to the sun in the solar system. It revolves around the Sun in a fixed orbit at a distance of 149.6 million km completing a revolution …

Introduction to Regional Geography

Definition: Regional geography is a major branch of geography, which focuses on the interaction of different cultural and natural geofactors in a specific land or landscape, while its counterpart, systematic geography, concentrates on a specific geofactor at the global level. Basics: Attention is paid to unique characteristics of a particular region such as natural elements, …

Categories of Economic Systems.

Presently many economic systems are in place in the world. Out of these, the following systems are prominent: Household Level System Market System (Capitalist System) Socialist System Mixed Economic System 1. Household Level System: This system revolves around the household interest only. It is traditional system in which the people produce goods just enough to …

Economic Activities.

Economic Activities cover all the stages from the extraction of natural resources from earth and manufacturing of goods to all the marketing processes such as transportation, communication and banking etc. At the global level, the chain of economic activities involve millions of workers in mines, factories and fields along with other producers, consumers, traders, transporters …

Definition and Scope of Economic Geography

In present modern scientific era, Economic Geography has gained great importance because it covers all aspects of production, trade, business, transport and planning. Definition: Economic Geography is a branch of Geography which studies the economic activities, world economic systems, agriculture, manufacturing, production, consumption, resources, transportation, trade and the relationship between the least developed countries and …

Malthusian Theory of Population.

Thomas Robert MALTHUS

Rapid increase in the population of the world since 1900 has been the main cause of poverty, illiteracy and economic misery particularly in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Population of the world was only 200 million in 1 A.D and doubled to 450 million in 1500 A.D. Thus it took 1500 years to double but …

Satellites, Meteors, Constellations and Auroras.

Satellites: A satellite is a large body, which revolves around a planet. The Solar System has 162 satellites. Out of these satellites, Jupiter has 63, Saturn has 56, Uranus has 27, Neptune has 13, Mars has 2 and Earth has one satellite(Moon). The major Satellites of the Solar System are as under: Earth: Moon Mars: …

Environmental Determinism and Possibilism:

Historical Background: It is the doctrine that human activities are controlled by environment. This belief has deep roots in ancient history. For example, Hippocrates linked the characteristics of people in a particular place to the influence of environmental factors such as terrain, altitude and humidity. Similarly Aristotle also said that the world’s climatic zones determined …