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By John McCoy

The 1st re-creation given that 1989 of Geo-Data, previously edited by means of George Kurian, is a fantastic instance of what a reference booklet may be. Its objective is to supply the reader with the main special and finished description to be had of the actual geography of the nations of the realm. It achieves this function in an easy-to-use alphabetical association for the entire world's 207 nations and dependencies. each one access starts off with the foremost evidence approximately that state together with longest rivers and maximum mountains and different key facts. All place-names and geographical gains similar to mountains and lakes were indexed within the most simply well-known models in their names.

Entries adhere to an identical easy constitution with key proof via total geography and geology; then mountains and hills; inland waterways, coasts and oceans; weather and plants; human inhabitants; typical assets; and eventually extra readings. this knowledge is stronger by way of a aid map of the rustic that's either transparent and simple to learn. extra positive factors of the amount contain an in depth index plus 19 tables of worldwide scores and a thesaurus. The word list might be the weakest function, because it might have been extra vast.

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They include approximately 275 falls, ranging between 197 and 262 ft (60 and 80 m) high. These falls are higher and wider than Niagara Falls in the United States. Other tributaries of the Paraná, which feed in from the west, are the Bermejo, Bermejito, Salado, and Carcarañá. The Uruguay River (1,000 mi/1,600 km) forms part of the borders between Argentina and Brazil and Argentina and Uruguay. It is navigable for about 190 mi (300 km) from its mouth to Concordia. The 1,594-mile long (2,550 km) Paraguay forms part of the border between Paraguay and Argentina, and flows into the Paraná north of Corrientes and Alto Paraná.

The mean annual temperature in the interior is a frigid -71°F (-57°C), with the mean GEO-DATA: THE WORLD GEOGRAPHICAL ENC YCLOPEDIA Antarctica is believed to be rich in mineral resources, but the severe climate combined with the complexities of the international relationships has made exploration and exploitation impractical. Deposits of copper, lead, zinc, gold, and silver and extensive deposits of coal have been identified on the Antarctic Peninsula, and iron ore has 21 Antigua and Barbuda been found in East Antarctica.

TA AZERBAIJAN G Re Armenia ■ Territorial Seas: None UN a am gh nge a TURKEY US dan Mount Aragats 13,425 ft. (4,095 m ) ■ Coastline: None ■ Highest Point: Mt. Aragats, 13,425 ft (4095 m) CAS Deb ed R . Gyumri N ■ Coordinates: 40°N, 45°E ■ Borders: 778 mi (1,254 km) / Azerbaijan 488 mi (789 km; 137 mi / 221 km of this is with the Naxçivan enclave); Georgia 102 mi (164 km); Iran 22 mi (35 km); Turkey 166 mi (268 km) ER C AU Hr az ■ Location: Northern and Eastern Hemispheres, in southwestern Asia; bordered on the north by Georgia, on the east by Azerbaijan, on the southwest by Azerbaijan’s Naxçivan exclave, on the south by Iran, and on the west by Turkey 50 mi.

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