Mount Everest

On the border of Nepal and China, in the Tibet Autonomous Region, is Everest – the famous “Roof of the World”, the highest peak not only in the Himalayan mountain system, but also on the entire planet. Many mountaineers and lovers of strong sensations have lost their lives trying to conquer the highest point of …

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English Channel

English Channel

The English Channel is the narrow and best known strait that separates the southern coast of Great Britain from the northern coast of France. The strait is about 560 kilometers long and its width varies from 34 kilometers at its widest point to 240 kilometers at its northern end. This strait connects the North Sea …

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Elbe River

Elbe River

Despite the fact that the Greek geographer and historian Strabo in 18 AD called the river in the center of Europe by the Old Scandinavian word “Elfr” (river), modern scientists doubt that the name Elbe has Scandinavian roots. If only because it does not flow into the Baltic Sea and has no outlet to Scandinavia. …

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Mississippi River

Mississippi River

The photo shows St. Louis, a city on the west bank of the Mississippi River in the state of Missouri. Its calling card is the huge Gateway Arch, also called the “Gateway to the West”. The height, as well as the width of the base of the arch, is 192 meters. The observation deck at …

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Vistula River

Vistula River

The long and eventful life of the Vistula River began at the very beginning of the modern stage of the Earth’s history (the geological Quaternary Period, or Anthropogenic Period), when the climate cooled markedly. Over the last two million years, glaciation has covered the territory of present-day Poland eight times. Glaciers slid down from Scandinavia, …

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Alps (mountains)

The Alps are a large mountain range stretching across the southern part of Central Europe. They stretch across eight countries: France, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany and Slovenia. The Alps mountains are known for their stunning nature, including high peaks, snow-capped peaks, beautiful valleys, lakes and rich flora and fauna. The Alps are a …

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Deccan Plateau Hampi

Deccan Plateau

The famous Deccan Trappes, basalt plateaus, the aftermath of violent volcanic activity at the end of the Cretaceous. Seas of lava flooded the earth, and when it cooled, water and wind worked the surface – and stepped basalt-river valleys were formed, cutting along and across the entire Deccan Plateau. The basalt cover of the Deccan …

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Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City is one of the most overcrowded cities in the world, with a cloud of smog hanging over it all the time. But despite this, Mexico City remains a beautiful city with a peculiar colonial charm. The site where Mexico City, the capital of Mexico today, is located is a fertile mountain valley located …

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Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego is not a strategically important point on the world map. Only in the sixteenth century and in 1978-1979, during the Argentine-Chilean conflict, did the archipelago gain international importance. The Strait of Magellan separates the Tierra del Fuego archipelago from the South American continent. This island group is one of the most uninhabited …

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Sahara Desert

Sahara (desert)

The Sahara is expanding uncontrollably farther south, and each drought claims the lives of hundreds of thousands of Africans. No one knows how to stop the desert from advancing. Giant dunes make the sands of the Sahara look like a yellow sea. Storms constantly change the face of the desert. And although the conditions here …

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