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Amazon Rain Forest
Great Barrier Reef
Great Bear Lake
Great Sandy/Victoria Desert
Great Slave Lake
Huang Ho River
Paran�/Rio de la Plata Rivers
Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
The African Rainforest
is the basin of the Congo River in west central Africa.
The Alps are just north of Italy. Italy
is the peninsula into the Mediterranean that is (famously) shaped like a
The Amazon River in the northern third
of South America, and flows into the Atlantic Ocean.
The Amazon Rainforest is
the basin of the Amazon River, in South America.
The Andes Mountains follow
the west coast of South America. Back
The Appalachians run from Maine
to Georgia on the east coast of the US. Back
The Aral Sea is a little east of
the upper part of the Caspian Sea, and due south of the Ural Mountains.
The Caspian Sea is directly to
the east of the Black Sea, due north of the Persian Gulf.
The Congo River empties into
the Atlantic Ocean, about one-quarter of the way south from the Bight of
Biafra ( the inside angle in the western coast of Africa).
The Danube River flows east
through Europe into the Black Sea (which is the sea to the north east of
the Mediterranean). Back
The Ganges River flows west
across northern India with its mouth at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal,
which is between India and south east Asia. Back
The Gobi Desert is
on a line of longitude with Vietnam (in the rounded peninsula of South East
Asia) but on a latitude with northern Japan.
Great Bear Lake connects
to the McKenzie River in northern Canada. Back
The Great Barrier Reef
extends from just south of New Guinea along the north-eastern shore of Australia.
The Great Lakes are in North
America, about one-third of the way south from Hudson's Bay (the very large
bay in Canada) to the southern coast of the US. Put them under the "point"
of water on the southern end of Hudson's Bay (James Bay).
The Great Sandy/Victorian
Desert is in western Australia.
Great Slave Lake is at the
south end of the McKenzie River on a latitude with the entrance to Hudson's
The Himalayas, the highest mountains
in the world, are north of India, separating India from the rest of Asia,
at about the same latitude as the Mediterranean Sea.
The Huang Ho River, in northern
China, empties into the Yellow Sea (which connects to the Pacific Ocean).
It is north of the Yangtze River. Back
Lake Baikal is in Asia, just
to the north of Mongolia, and way south of the large piece of Russia that
sticks up toward the north pole. It is on a latitude with the northern tip
of the most northerly island of Japan. Back
Lake Titicaca is located in
the Andes Mountains of South America, just inland of where the west coast
Lake Victoria is about halfway
between the Horn of Africa (the pointed tip of east Africa) and the island
of Madagascar, just a bit inland. Back
The Mackenzie River empties
into the Arctic Ocean just east of the division between Canada and Alaska
(there is a large inlet where the border is).
The mouth of the Mekong River
is in Vietnam, in southeast Asia, the peninsula at the corner of Asia, but
not the thin Malay peninsula. It flows into the South China Sea.
The Mississippi River flows
south into the Gulf of Mexico, with its mouth at the small peninsula formed
by its delta. Back
Mt. Fuji is in the middle part of
Mt. Kilimanjaro is halfway
between the Horn of Africa (the pointed part on the east coast) and the
island of Madagascar, just a bit inland. Back
The Niger River flows south into
the Atlantic Ocean just west of the Bight of Biafra (the inside bend in
the west coast of Africa). Back
The Nile flows north in Africa into
the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. Back
The Ob River flows into the Arctic
Ocean, through the deep indentation into northern Russia known as the Gulf
of Ob. Back
The Paran�/Rio de la Plata
empties into the deep bay (indent) on the southern part of the east coast
of South America. Back
The Pyrenees Mountains
are in Europe, between France and Spain. Back
The Rocky Mountains are roughly
parallel to the west coast of North America., almost one-third of the way
across the United States. Back
The Sahara Desert in is the
north of Africa. Back
The Tigris and the Euphrates
are two rivers which empty into the northern end of the Persian Gulf, which
is between Asia and the Arabian Peninsula. Back
The Ural Mountains run almost
to the Arctic Ocean, dividing Northern Europe from Northern Asia. They are
on a north-south line (longitude) with the eastern tip of the Arabian peninsula
and Novaya Zemblya, the largest island of northern Russia.
The Volga River flows south,
west of the Ural mountains and south of the White Sea (which is what separates
the Scandinavian peninsula from Russia) into the Caspian Sea.
The Yangtze River is in southern
China, emptying into the South China Sea, south of the Huang Ho. Its mouth
is on the same latitude as southern Japan. Back
The Yenisei River flows into
the Arctic ocean, just east of the Ob. Its mouth is an indentation just
west of the large protrusion of Northern Russia into the Arctic Ocean.