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Geography (from Ancient Greek γεωγραφία geōgraphía; combining gê 'Earth' and gráphō 'write') is the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of Earth. Geography is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks an understanding of Earth and its human and natural complexities—not merely where objects are, but also how they have changed and come to be. While geography is specific to Earth, many concepts can be applied more broadly to other celestial bodies in the field of planetary science. Geography has been called "a bridge between natural science and social science disciplines."

Origins of many of the concepts in geography can be traced to Greek Eratosthenes of Cyrene, who may have coined the term "geographia" (c. 276 BC – c. 195/194 BC). The first recorded use of the word γεωγραφία was as the title of a book by Greek scholar Claudius Ptolemy (100 – 170 AD) This work created the so called "Ptolemaic tradition" of geography, which included "Ptolemaic cartographic theory." However, the concepts of geography (such as cartography) date back to the earliest attempts to understand the world spatially, with the earliest example of an attempted world map dating to the 9th century BCE in ancient Babylon. The history of geography as a discipline spans cultures and millennia, being independently developed by multiple groups, and cross-pollinated by trade between these groups. The core concepts of geography consistent between all approaches are a focus on space, place, time, and scale.

Today, geography is an extremely broad discipline with multiple approaches and modalities. There have been multiple attempts to organize the discipline, including the four traditions of geography, and into branches. Techniques employed can generally be broken down into quantitative and qualitative approaches, with many studies taking mixed-methods approaches. Common techniques include cartography, remote sensing, interviews, and surveys.

Surface. Earth's surface is the boundary between the atmosphere, and the solid Earth and oceans. Defined in this way, it has an area of about

510 million km2 (197 million sq mi)

The term "World Population" refers to the human population (the total number of humans currently living) of the world.

8.1 Billion (current)

Human densities

The world's population is around 8,000,000,000 and the Earth's total area (including land and water) is 510,000,000 km2 (200,000,000 sq mi). Therefore, the worldwide human population density is approximately

8,000,000,000 ÷ 510,000,000 =
16/km2 (41/sq mi).

There are 195 countries in the world today. This total comprises 193 countries that are member states of the United Nations and 2 countries that are non-member observer states: the Holy See and the State of Palestine.

195 Countries:

AfghanistanAfghanistan

AlbaniaAlbania

AlgeriaAlgeria

AndorraAndorra

AngolaAngola

Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda

ArgentinaArgentina

ArmeniaArmenia

AustraliaAustralia

AustriaAustria

AzerbaijanAzerbaijan

The BahamasBahamas, The

BahrainBahrain

BangladeshBangladesh

BarbadosBarbados

BelarusBelarus

BelizeBelize

BelgiumBelgium

BeninBenin

BhutanBhutan

BoliviaBolivia

Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina

BotswanaBotswana

BrazilBrazil

BruneiBrunei

BulgariaBulgaria

Burkina FasoBurkina Faso

BurundiBurundi

CambodiaCambodia

CameroonCameroon

CanadaCanada

Cape VerdeCape Verde (Cabo Verde)

Central African RepublicCentral African Republic

ChadChad

ChileChile

ChinaChina

ColombiaColombia

ComorosComoros

CongoCongo, Republic of the

Costa RicaCosta Rica

Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

CroatiaCroatia

CubaCuba

CyprusCyprus

Czechia (Czech Republic)Czechia (Czech Republic)

Democratic Republic of the CongoDemocratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)

DenmarkDenmark

DominicaDominica

Dominican RepublicDominican Republic

DjiboutiDjibouti

EcuadorEcuador

EgyptEgypt

El SalvadorEl Salvador

Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea

EritreaEritrea

EstoniaEstonia

EswatiniEswatini (Swaziland)

EthiopiaEthiopia

FijiFiji

FinlandFinland

FranceFrance

GabonGabon

GambiaGambia, The

GeorgiaGeorgia

GermanyGermany

GhanaGhana

GreeceGreece

GrenadaGrenada

GuatemalaGuatemala

GuineaGuinea

Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau

GuyanaGuyana

HaitiHaiti

HondurasHonduras

HungaryHungary

IcelandIceland

IndiaIndia

IndonesiaIndonesia

IranIran

IraqIraq

IrelandIreland

IsraelIsrael

ItalyItaly

JamaicaJamaica

JapanJapan

JordanJordan

KazakhstanKazakhstan

KenyaKenya

KiribatiKiribati

KosovoKosovo

KuwaitKuwait

KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan

LaosLaos

LatviaLatvia

LebanonLebanon

LesothoLesotho

LiberiaLiberia

LibyaLibya

LiechtensteinLiechtenstein

LithuaniaLithuania

LuxembourgLuxembourg

MadagascarMadagascar

MalawiMalawi

MalaysiaMalaysia

MaldivesMaldives, The

MaliMali

MaltaMalta

Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands

MauritaniaMauritania

MauritiusMauritius

MexicoMexico

MicronesiaMicronesia, Federated States of

MoldovaMoldova

MonacoMonaco

MongoliaMongolia

MontenegroMontenegro

MoroccoMorocco

MozambiqueMozambique

Myanmar (Burma)Myanmar (Burma)

NamibiaNamibia

NauruNauru

NepalNepal

The NetherlandsNetherlands, The

New ZealandNew Zealand

NicaraguaNicaragua

NigerNiger

NigeriaNigeria

North KoreaNorth Korea

North MacedoniaNorth Macedonia

NorwayNorway

OmanOman

PakistanPakistan

PalauPalau

PalestinePalestine

PanamaPanama

Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea

ParaguayParaguay

PeruPeru

The PhilippinesPhilippines, The

PolandPoland

PortugalPortugal

QatarQatar

RwandaRwanda

RomaniaRomania

RussiaRussia

Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis

saint-luciaSaint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines

SamoaSamoa

San MarinoSan Marino

São Tomé and PríncipeSão Tomé and Príncipe

Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia

SenegalSenegal

SerbiaSerbia

SeychellesSeychelles

Sierra LeoneSierra Leone

SingaporeSingapore

SlovakiaSlovakia

SloveniaSlovenia

Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands

SomaliaSomalia

South AfricaSouth Africa

South KoreaSouth Korea

South SudanSouth Sudan

SpainSpain

Sri LankaSri Lanka (Ceylon)

SudanSudan

SurinameSuriname

SwedenSweden

SwitzerlandSwitzerland

SyriaSyria

TaiwanTaiwan

TajikistanTajikistan

TanzaniaTanzania

ThailandThailand

Timor-Leste (East Timor)Timor-Leste (East Timor)

TogoTogo

TongaTonga

Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago

TunisiaTunisia

TurkeyTurkey

TurkmenistanTurkmenistan

TuvaluTuvalu

UgandaUganda

UkraineUkraine

United Arab Emirates (UAE)United Arab Emirates (UAE)

United Kingdom (UK)United Kingdom (UK)

United States of AmericaUnited States of America

UruguayUruguay

UzbekistanUzbekistan

VanuatuVanuatu

The Vatican (Holy See)Vatican, The (Holy See)

VenezuelaVenezuela

VietnamVietnam

YemenYemen

ZambiaZambia

ZimbabweZimbabwe

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There are about 58 dependencies and/or territories, most of which are islands in the world's oceans. Although the British Empire no longer exists, the United Kingdom has the most dependencies or overseas territories. It has 17 unincorporated and dependent territories, including Gibraltar and Falkland Island.

Akrotiri and DhekeliaAkrotiri and Dhekelia (UK) (Europe and Asia)

ÅlandÅland (Finland) (Europe)

Alboran IslandAlboran Island (Spain) (Africa)

American SamoaAmerican Samoa (USA) (Oceania)

AnguilaAnguilla (UK) (North America)

Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa CatalinaArchipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina (Colombia) (North America)

ArubaAruba (Netherlands) (North America)

AscensionAscension (UK) (Africa)

Australian Antarctica TerritoryAustralian Antarctica Territory (Australia) (Antarctica)

Ashmore and Cartier IslandsAshmore and Cartier Islands (Australia) (Oceania)

Baja Nuevo BankBaja Nuevo Bank Baja Nuevo Bank (USA or Colombia) (North America)

Baker IslandBaker Island (USA) (Oceania)

BermudaBermuda (UK) (North America)

BonaireBonaire (Netherlands) (North America)

British Antarctic TerritoryBritish Antarctic Territory (UK) (Antarctica)

British Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Indian Ocean Territory (UK) (Africa)

British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islands (UK) (North America)

Bouvet IslandBouvet Island (Norway) (Antarctica)

Canary IslandsCanary Islands (Spain) (Africa)

Cayman IslandsCayman Islands (UK) (North America)

CeutaCeuta (Spain) (Africa)

Christmas IslandChristmas Island (Australia) (Asia)

Clipperton IslandClipperton Island (France) (North America)

Cocos (Keeling) IslandsCocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) (Asia)

Cook IslandsCook Islands (New Zealand) (Oceania)

Coral Sea IslandsCoral Sea Islands (Australia) (Oceania)

CuraçaoCuraçao (Netherlands) (North America)

Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) (UK) (South America)

Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands (Denmark) (Europe)

Federal DependenciesFederal Dependencies (Venezuela) (North America)

French GuianaFrench Guiana (France) (South America)

French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia (France) (Oceania)

French Southern and Antarctic LandsFrench Southern and Antarctic Lands (France) (Africa and Antarctica)

GibraltarGibraltar (UK) (Europe)

GreenlandGreenland (Denmark) (North America)

GuadeloupeGuadeloupe (France) (North America)

GuamGuam (USA) (Oceania)

GuernseyGuernsey (UK) (Europe)

Heard Island and McDonald IslandsHeard Island and McDonald Islands (Australia) (Antarctica)

Hong KongHong Kong (China) (Asia)

Howland IslandHowland Island (USA) (Oceania)

Isle of ManIsle of Man (UK) (Europe)

Jarvis IslandJarvis Island (USA) (Oceania)

JerseyJersey (UK) (Europe)

Johnston AtollJohnston Atoll (USA) (Oceania)

Kingman ReefKingman Reef (USA) (Oceania)

MacaoMacao (China) (Asia)

MadeiraMadeira (Portugal) (Africa)

MartiniqueMartinique (France) (North America)

MayotteMayotte (France) (Africa

MelillaMelilla (Spain) (Africa)

Midway AtollMidway Atoll (USA) (Oceania)

MontserratMontserrat (UK) (North America)

Navassa IslandNavassa Island (USA) (North America)

New CaledoniaNew Caledonia (France) (Oceania)

NiueNiue (New Zealand) (Oceania)

Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island (Australia) (Oceania)

Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana Islands (USA) (Oceania)

Palmyra AtollPalmyra Atoll (USA) (Oceania)

Pantelleria IslandPantelleria Island (Italy) (Africa)

Pelagie IslandsPelagie Islands (Italy) (Africa)

Peter I IslandPeter I Island (Norway) (Antarctica)

Pitcairn IslandsPitcairn Islands (UK) (Oceania)

Plazas de soberaníaPlazas de soberanía (Spain) (Africa)

Puerto RicoPuerto Rico (USA) (North America)

Queen Maud LandQueen Maud Land (Norway) (Antarctica)

RéunionRéunion (France) (Africa)

Ross DependencyRoss Dependency (New Zealand) (Antarctica)

SabaSaba (Netherlands) (North America)

Saint BarthélemySaint Barthélemy (France) (North America)

Saint HelenaSaint Helena (UK) (Africa)

Saint MartinSaint Martin (France) (North America)

Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Pierre and Miquelon (France) (North America)

Serranilla BankSerranilla Bank Serranilla Bank (USA or Colombia) (North America)

Sint EustatiusSint Eustatius (Netherlands) (North America)

Sint MaartenSint Maarten (Netherlands) (North America)

SocotraSocotra (Yemen) (Africa)

South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (UK) (South America)

Southern ProvincesSouthern Provinces (Morocco) (Africa)

Svalbard and Jan MayenSvalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) (Europe)

TokelauTokelau (New Zealand) (Oceania)

Tristan da CunhaTristan da Cunha (UK) (Africa)

Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islands (UK) (North America)

Virgin Islands of the United StatesVirgin Islands of the United States (USA) (North America)

Wake IslandWake Island (USA) (Oceania)

Wallis and FutanaWallis and Futana (France) (Oceania)

ZanzibarZanzibar (Tanzania) (Africa)

Christianity 2.382 billion 31.0%

Islam 1.907 billion 24.9%

Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist 1.193 billion 15.58%

Hinduism 1.161 billion 15.2%

Buddhism 506 million 6.6%

Chinese traditional religion 394 million 5.6%

Ethnic religions excluding some in separate categories 300 million 3%

African traditional religions 100 million 1.2%

Sikhism 26 million 0.30%

Spiritism 15 million 0.19%

Judaism 14.7 million 0.2%

Baháʼí 5.0 million 0.07%

Jainism 4.2 million 0.05%

Shinto 4.0 million 0.05%

Cao Dai 4.0 million 0.05%

Zoroastrianism 2.6 million 0.03%

Tenrikyo 2.0 million 0.02%

Animism 1.9 million 0.02%

Neo-Paganism 1.0 million 0.01%

Unitarian Universalism 0.8 million 0.01%

Rastafari 0.6 million 0.007%

Total 8.1 billion 100%

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About Greg Loucks

Greg Loucks was born on Friday May 9th, 1980 at home (mid-wife) in northwest Phoenix, Arizona (Deer Valley). Being that Greg was born on the same day as American Abolitionist: John Brown (1800), American journalist: Mike Wallace, musicians: "The Piano Man", Billy Joel and David Gahan, lead singer of New Wave band "Depeche Mode" and actors: Candice Bergen, Albert Finney, Glenda Jackson, Rosario Dawson, John Corbett and Allie Mills (mother "Wonder Years"), Greg also was destined for greatness.

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