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What is Area?

Area refers to a quantity that shows the extent of two dimensional shapes or figures on a plane. Surface area is the depiction of two dimensional surfaces of an object that has three dimensions. Area may be said to be the quantity of material that has a specified thickness that is necessary to develop a [...]

What is igneous rock?

Igneous rock is one of the three major types of rocks formed through the solidification of molten rock or magma. The other types of rocks are the sedimentary rock and metamorphic rock. Unlike the two, igneous rock may be form even without crystallization. The history of igneous rock can be traced back to the Roman [...]

What is Arable Land?

In the field of geography, the agricultural term arable land refers to a land which can be used to grow crops. The term came from the Latin word arare, which means “to plough.” Arable land is different from cultivated land and involves all land wherein the climate and soil is perfect for agriculture, such as [...]

What is Geometry?

Geometry is a term used to refer to a branch in mathematics that deals with geometrical objects such as straight lines, points and circles and other shapes. However, circles are the most elementary of geometric objects. The term geometry was derived from a Greek word, ‘geo’ which means earth and metron, meaning measure. These words [...]

What is Barometric Pressure?

Barometric pressure refers to the weight of air that presses on the earth. Barometric pressure is also referred to as air pressure. When the barometric pressure is low, it is an indication of rising weight of overlying air and high barometric pressure implies reducing weight of overlying air. Barometric pressure has a significant effect on [...]

What is Ireland Known For?

Ireland is an island located west of the United Kingdom in the Northern part of the Atlantic Ocean. Ireland is separated from the UK by the Irish Sea, St. George’s Channel and the North Channel. Ireland is the largest and major island in the British Isles archipelago. Among the islands in Europe, it is the [...]

What is Longitude and Latitude?

Longitude and latitude are the types of measurements that can be used to locate specific places on Earth. By using precise measurements of latitude and longitude, people can pinpoint where he is. These two related concepts were very useful for early navigators, and are even used until now for navigating the sea and land. The [...]

What is Iberian?

Iberian are the prehistoric settlers of the southern and eastern of Spain and they called themselves as “Ibero”. This people gave their name to the whole peninsula. In the year of 8th to 6th B.C there was a large wave of migrants called Celtics and they decided to settle in northern and central Spain. Also, [...]

What is Primary Sources?

Primary Sources are documents, evidences or first- hand experiences directly connected to a certain topic or event. These materials are usually created during the time when the events or situations are happening. It can also be produced in a later time through autobiography, memoirs and the like. Primary sources can come in different forms such [...]

What is Lead?

Lead is a metal element that has the atomic number of 82. Its symbol came from the Latin word for waterworks, plumbum. Lead is naturally found of the earth’s crust in small quantity and comes within an ore together with silver, zinc or copper. Due to its abundance and malleability, Lead has been used in [...]

What is a Volcano?

A volcano is a landform which serves as a vent that allows molten rock from the mantle, called magma, to reach the surface of the earth. Magma that flows to the Earth’s surface is called lava, and this could reach the surface through an effusive eruption or an explosive eruption. How explosive a volcanic eruption [...]

What is Aquarius?

In the field of astrology, Aquarius is the 11th sign of the zodiac.  Named after the constellation of the same name, Aquarius represents the 11th part in terms of the Sun’s position in a celestial pattern over a one year period.  These parts are also referred to as signs with Aquarius representing the 11th sign. [...]

What is absolute location?

Absolute location refers to the actual location of a particular place expressed in terms of latitude and longitude.  Latitude is the measured with the Equator as the basis and is expressed in terms of degrees to the north or south of the equatorial line.  Longitude meanwhile is also expressed in degrees to the west or [...]

What is Los Angeles known for?

Los Angeles is the biggest city in the state of California and one of the biggest in the US and around the world. This city is known for most of the world as one of the US’ entertainment capital. Hollywood is arguably the district that defines Los Angeles as an entertainment center not only the [...]

What is EST?

The earth is divided by a number of latitudes and longitudes. Longitudes divide the earth into different time zones. Time zones refer to different places on earth where a uniform time is observed for convenience purpose. Time zones are set up for commercial, social, and legal purposes too. The boundaries of the time zones are [...]

What is Ghana?

What is Ghana? Ghana is a country located in the Western part of Africa. Its official name is the “Republic of Ghana” and has a total population of 24 million people. To the west of Ghana is Ivory Coast and Togo is on its east. To the north, Ghana is bordered by Burkina Faso and [...]

What is Jakarta?

What is Jakarta? Jakarta is the seat of government and largest city of Indonesia, a country that is part of the South East Asian Region. It is situated in the island of Java with an area of almost 700 square kilometers. Its population is almost 10 million people making it Indonesia’s biggest and the world’s [...]

What is the Bay of Pigs?

What is the Bay of Pigs? The Bay of Pigs refers to the bay entrance or inlet in the southern part of Cuba. This bay is part of the Gulf of Cazones which is located south of the Cienfuegos and Matanzas provinces in Cuba’s southern coast. From the city of Havana, the Bay of Pigs [...]

What is Italy like?

What is Italy like? Italy is a country located in the southern and central part of Europe. Much of the land area on the south of this country lies on a peninsula extending to the Mediterranean Sea. The northern region is bordered by France, Austria, Switzerland, and Slovenia. It is also composed of islands with [...]

What is UAE?

What is UAE? UAE or the United Arab Emirates is also known in its shortened form as The Emirates. It is an Arabic federation located in the southeastern region of the Arabian Peninsula. The strategic location of the country is in the Southwest Asia bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia on the Persian Gulf. It also [...]

What is an OECD Country?

What is an OECD Country? An OECD country refers to a member country of the OECD or Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Member countries all have democratic forms of government and all have highly developed or emerging economies. Some member countries include the US, the UK, Canada, France, Australia, Germany, Spain, Japan, and Mexico [...]