Geography Answers


From Which Us City Can You Travel North, South, East, or West and End up in the Same State?

Map showing how traveling due north, south, east, or west from Stamford, Connecticut results in travel that passes through the state of New York.Map showing how traveling due north, south, east, or west from Stamford, Connecticut results in travel that passes through the state of New York.

Can you answer this geography riddle? From which United States city can you travel due north, south, east, or west and still enter the same bordering state?

What is a Pole of Inaccessibility?

World map of distance to the coastline with contours every 250 km. Small circles indicate poles of inaccessibility. Source: Garcia-Castellanos & Lombardo, 2007

A pole of inaccessibility is a geographical point that represents the most remote place to reach in a given area, often based on distance from the nearest coastline. A geographic concept, the location of a pole of inaccessibility is not necessary an actual physical feature.  It is subject to a variety […]

What is England’s Highest Mountain?

View of the Scafell range in the English Lake District, looking west from Crinkle Crags. Original photograph taken by Mick Knapton

The highest mountain in England is called Scafell Pike.  Found at 978 metres (3,209 ft) above sea level, Scafell Pike is located in Lake District National Park in Cumbria.   The mountain is comprised of igneous rock.  The shattered rock debris, thought to be from weathering such as frost action, that covers the plateau makes Scafell Pike the highest altitude example […]

What are the Branches of Geography?

Population Density in the Arab League. Source: World Geography Today (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2000)

Geography is divided into two main branches: human geography and physical geography. There are additional branches in geography such as regional geography, cartography, and integrated geography. Human Geography This is a main branch in geography and it mainly covers studies of the human race. This normally involves their backgrounds, how […]