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In this post, we're going to talk about geographical terms, i.e. words that describe the geographical features of the planet on which we live:

Let's start with some simple words that you already know.


Yes, Japan is a country.


Yes, Africa is a continent. Let's talk about some other geographical words.

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Yes, a hill.

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Let's move on to something else now:



Yes, they are rivers.

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💡 Hint: One of the largest is called the Sahara.



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Congratulations! You have made it to the end!

You certainly deserve something nice. What about some more geographical words and facts to boost up your vocabulary and your general knowledge?

  • There is a common misconception that the Cape of Good Hope is the southern tip of Africa, but it is not true. In fact, the southernmost point is Cape Agulhas, about 150 kilometres (90 mi) to the east-southeast.
  • The Strait of Gibraltar connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Antilles Archipelago is divided into Greater Antilles and Lesser Antilles.


Here is your bonus, an interesting geographical fact:

Did you know that the Sahara desert is NOT the world's largest desert? It is the third!

The two largest deserts on Earth are in the polar areas. The Antarctic Polar Desert covers the continent of Antarctica and has a size of a little over 14 million square kilometres. The second-largest desert is the Arctic Polar Desert. It extends over parts of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. It has a surface area of a little under 14 million square kilometres.

The rest of Earth's deserts are outside of the polar areas. The largest non-polar desert is the Sahara Desert with a surface area of 9 million square kilometres!