Top Ten Common Geography Mistakesethanmeinster
The Top Ten
My best friend's girlfriend always thinks this
Really? 50 countries is one "country"? - darthvadern
Lol people can be idiots - bjinmaro64
How do you think this? - RandomatorV 1 Comment
This is one I didn't know, wow. - GhostBird
Geographically, the Statue of Liberty falls under New Jersey's borders. - ethanmeinster
A lot of people don't know this
It's really in Jersey City, NJ.
Many Americans refer to the Netherlands as Holland, but really, Holland is just a large area of the Netherlands. Important cities are in Holland, including Amsterdam and The Hague. - ethanmeinster
This arises because north and south holland are the most populated - Gud_Spud
Charleston is a major city in South Carolina, but the capital is Columbia. West Virginia's capital is Charleston, so basically, two cities have the same name. - ethanmeinster
I commonly make this mistake. I'm into birds and a lot of bird history took place in Charleston, so often this is the only SC city I can remember. - GhostBird
Toronto is the biggest Canadian city but the capital is Ottawa. - Metal_Treasure
Everyone in my geography class said that on a pop quiz - LootLlama
The capital is Ottawa
That's Ottowa - darthvadern
Naypyidaw is the capital, Rangoon is just the biggest city, and while it used to be a capital it isn't anymore since 2006 - darthvadern
In 2006, it was changed to Nay Pyi Daw. - ethanmeinster
Rangoon isn't the capital of Myanmar ( I think it's a major city).
The capital is Naypiydaw.
Moscow, the capital of Russia, is in Europe. You need to know that Russia lies on 2 continents, Asia & Europe.
It's actually located in the European part of Russia, so technically it's in Europe - darthvadern
The Philippines is officially part of Southeast Asia, and is about 500 miles off the coast of China. Indonesia, however, is partially in Oceania/Australia because it takes up half of New Guinea. - ethanmeinster
It's an archipelago in south east Asia - darthvadern
Americans Tend to be like that sadly - Coolfox04
Really? UK, France, Sweden, Western Russia, Lithuania and many more are one united country? - darthvadern
Really not, however seeing as it's part of Denmark, that makes Denmark the biggest country in the nordic - darthvadern
No. Africa is 14 times as large as Greenland, not 14 times later than Greenland.
I mean larger, not later.
An effect of the Mercator projection, this is by no means accurate. Africa is really 14 times larger than Greenland. - ethanmeinster
The definition of a desert is not "a place with lots of sand and very high temperatures", it's "an area with rainfall less than 10 inches per year". So Antartica, technically, is a desert. - DontMakeARookieMistake
Dry is the correct word - darthvadern
While many deserts around 30 degrees latitude can reach significantly high temperatures (Sahara, Mojave, etc. ), there can be some cold deserts, A desert refers to any area with less than 10 inches of rain a year. This includes Antarctica and the Gobi Desert - ethanmeinster
While yes, Maine is the Easternmost of the lower 48, it isn't the Easternmost of the whole US. Alaska leans so far west actually passes the prime meridian and is partly in the Eastern Hemisphere. - ethanmeinster
It depends on how you interpret the International Date Line.
What ethanthemeister said - darthvadern
It is the United States of America, America is a large geographical region.
It consists of a lot of countries including the US states - darthvadern
YES! - Gud_Spud
England is the biggest part of the United Kingdom, other countries in there are Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - darthvadern
The UK - Nothern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England
Great Britain - Scotland, Wales, England
England - The constituent country with the largest population out of the 4 nations.
I HATE PEOPLE WHO IGNORE SCOTLAND WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND LIKE STOPPP
It's a continent with several regions occupied by seven countries. - Cyri
It's an island, and what Cyri said, occupied by seven countries - darthvadern
Technically it consists of a few islands, so that technically makes it an archipelago. The continent it's located in is Oceania - darthvadern
Australia cants be a country and a continent, that's just stupid
Australia is a continent, not an island
Everybody saying Australia is a continent is wrong it’s Australasia
- Indonesia is the largest archipelago country in the world (more than 17,500 islands)
- It is in Southeast Asia
- 3 Islands in Indonesia is part of Top 10 biggest island in the world
- Area of Indonesia is the largest no.15 in the world
It is not in Oceania only. it is also in Asia.
Sydney is the largest city of Australia, but Canberra is the capital city of Australia.
It's actually pretty annoying when someone says this... - Rocko
It's the biggest, but Canberra is the capital - darthvadern
It's a province in Canada, the second most important Canadian province in terms of everything
It's a province in Canada - darthvadern
Just wait - MrCoolC
I know this sounds stupid, but I actually knew someone who legitimately thought this.
It was in Year 8.
And she would have been 12 or 13. - Rocko
^That's Bejing, Japan is another country - darthvadern
It changed its name years ago...
In reality, Montreal is the biggest, Quebec City is the capital
Austria is located in Europe, whereas Australia is located in Oceania - darthvadern
I bet Australia just copied and pasted Austria’s name but added a few letters so nobody would know - Randomator
It was the old capital of Brazil, the new one is Brasilia.
That's Brazilia - darthvadern
Jamaica is an island in the caribbean - darthvadern
Those are two different continents, although you could argue that the whole of America could count as one continent, eh anyway you get my point - darthvadern
Definitely not. The UK is a united kingdom between countries like Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland AND England. Britian is just the island that consists of Scotland, Wales and England - darthvadern
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2. Toronto is the capital of Canada
3. Moscow is in Asia
2. Rangoon is the capital of Myanmar
3. Charleston is the capital of South Carolina