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Continents, countries, cities and other geographical and political subdivisions

The terms place and location in geography are used to identify a point or an area on the Earth's surface or elsewhere. The term location generally implies a higher degree of certainty than place, the latter often indicating an entity with an ambiguous boundary, relying more on human or social attributes of place identity and sense of place than on geometry.

Featured Places

  • Argentina - Territory in southeast South America, ruled since 1861 by the República Argentina
  • Australia - The smallest continent, its territory is ruled since 1942 by the Monarchy of Australia

Notable Places

  • Afghanistan - Territory in southwest central Asia, nominally ruled since 2004 by the Da Afġānistān Islāmī Jumhoryat
  • Africa - Second largest continent, population about 1.1 billion.
  • Africa, Central - Regions in the middle of the African continent
  • Africa, East - Eastermost regions of Africa
  • Africa, North - Northernmost region of Africa
  • Africa, Southern - Southernmost region of Africa
  • Africa, West - Area of western Africa between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea
  • Alabama - Motto: Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere (We Dare Defend Our Rights)
  • Alaska - The Last Frontier
  • Albania - Territory in southeast Europe on the Adriatic Sea, ruled since 1992 by the Republika e Shqipërisë
  • America, Central - Isthmus joining North and South America
  • America, Latin - The Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking regions of the Americas
  • America, North - Continent occupying the northern part of the Western Hemisphere
  • Americas - The combined continents of North and South America
  • America, South - Continent occupying the Western Hemisphere south of the Isthmus of Panama
  • Andean states - Regions of northern South America along the Andes mountains
  • Arabian Peninsula - Large peninsula in southwest Asia, between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf
  • Arizona - The Grand Canyon State
  • Arkansas - Motto: Regnat Populus (The People Rule)
  • Armenia - Territory in northwest Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Hayastani Hanrapetut'yun
  • Asia - By convention, the largest and most populous continent
  • Asia, Central - Region in the middle of the Asian continent east of the Caspian Sea
  • Asia, East - Regions of central eastern Asia
  • Asia, Southeast - Peninsular region in southeast Asia, formerly known as Indochina
  • Atlantic Ocean - Second largest ocean, which separates the Americas from Europe and Africa
  • Austria - Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1955 by the Republik Österreich

Other Places

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Location" as of 12 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.