Geography

Jolo Island, Philippines

Jolo Island, Philippines

Island and town of Jolo (Tausūg: Sūg) in the southwestern Philippines; it is a volcanic island and is the largest island in the province of Sulu, where the capital of the same name is located. It is situated between Borneo and Mindanao in the Sulu Archipelago and has a population of approximate.....

Read More »

Sulu Sea, Pacific Ocean

Sulu Sea, Pacific Ocean

A portion of the western North Pacific Ocean, the Sulu Sea (Filipino: Dagat Sulu; Tausug: Dagat sin Sūg; Chavacano: Mar de Sulu; Cebuano: Dagat sa Sulu; Hiligaynon: Dagat sang Sulu; Karay-a: Dagat kang Sulu; Cuyonon: Dagat i’ang Sulu; Malay: Laut Sulu). It is bordered on the southwest by n.....

Read More »

Difference between Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park

Difference between Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park

National parks and wildlife sanctuaries are protected natural habitats, declared by the government of a country according to the regulations from the IUCN (The World Conservation Union) to preserve the wildlife through the conservation of ecosystems. Wildlife constitutes the primary natural herit.....

Read More »

Ganjnameh Inscriptions, Hamadan, Iran

Ganjnameh Inscriptions, Hamadan, Iran

Ganjnameh (Persian: گنجنامه‎, romanized: Ganjnāme, Literally: Treasure Book) is so named because it was once believed that its cuneiform rock carvings were mysterious clues leading to caches of Median treasure. It is situated in western Iran, 12 km southwest of Hamadan (ancient Ecbatana.....

Read More »

Coron Island, Philippines

Coron Island, Philippines

Coron Island, which is the third-largest island in the Calamian Islands, is situated in North Palawan in the Philippines. The island belongs to the greater municipality of the same name. This island has an intimidating, mysterious skyline, only a 20-minute Bangka ride from Coron town, which would.....

Read More »

Lithosphere – solid outer part of the Earth

Lithosphere – solid outer part of the Earth

The lithosphere is the solid, outer part of the Earth. It is made up of the brittle crust and the top part of the upper mantle. It is a rigid, rocky outer layer of the Earth, consisting of the crust and the solid outermost layer of the upper mantle. It extends to a depth of […]

.....

Read More »

Culion Island, Philippines

Culion Island, Philippines

Culion, officially an island of the Municipality of Culion (Tagalog: Bayan ng Culion), one of the Calamian Group, west-central Philippines. In the province of Palawan, Philippines, it is a 3rd class municipality. Culion Island was at one time the world’s largest and best-known institution o.....

Read More »

Zayandeh River, Iran

Zayandeh River, Iran

Zayandeh River or ‘Zayanderud’ (Persian: Zāyanderud, from زاینده‎ (zɑːjændɛ) “life-giver” and رود‎ (rʊːd) “river”), also spelled as ‘Zayandeh-Rood’ or ‘Zayanderood’, is the largest river in the province of Isfahan on the central plateau of Iran, flowing fro.....

Read More »

Apo Reef Natural Park

Apo Reef Natural Park

The Apo Reef is the largest atoll-type reef in the Philippines, found in the western waters of the Occidental Mindoro province in the Mindoro Strait, and is a coral reef system in the Philippines. It extends over an area of 13 sq mi (34 square kilometers), making it the world’s second-large.....

Read More »

Santa Isabel Island

Santa Isabel Island

Santa Isabel, also known as Isabel, Ysabel, and Mahaga, island, central Solomon Islands, southwestern Pacific Ocean, 80 km (50 miles) northwest of Guadalcanal. It is the longest in the Solomon Islands, the third-biggest regarding surface zone, and the biggest in the gathering of islands in Isabel.....

Read More »

Mount Balbi, Papua New Guinea

Mount Balbi, Papua New Guinea

Mount Balbi, also known by local people as Tutue, is a Holocene stratovolcano (active volcano) situated in the northern part of Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea, and is the province’s highest point, rising to 2,715 m (8,907 ft). The island’s highest point is a gentle prominence a.....

Read More »

New Ireland (Island)

New Ireland (Island)

New Ireland (Tok Pisin: Niu Ailan) or Latangai, an island of the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, southwestern Pacific Ocean. It takes its name from the island of Ireland. It is the largest island in the Province of New Ireland, located northeast of the Island of New Britain. Both islands,.....

Read More »