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The Ultimate List of Geography Facts: Longest Rivers, Tallest Mountains, Largest Cities, etc Table of Contents Overview of the Earth Sometimes also called "the World" or "the Globe", the Earth is the third planet from the Sun. The Earth rotates on its axis in orbit around the Sun, which is the main source of energy for all life on Earth. Estimated Weight (mass) 5,940,000,000,000,000,000,000 metric tons (13,170,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 lbs)Estimated Age 4.6 billion yearsCurrent Population 7,000,000,001Surface Area 196,900,000 square milesLand Area 148,647,000 sq km 29.1%Ocean Area 335,258,000 sq km Total Water Area 361,419,000 sq km 70.9%Type of Water 97% salt, 3% fresh Circumference at the equator 40,030 km (24,874 m)Circumference at the poles 40,008 km (24,860 m)Diameter at the equator 12,756 km (7,926 m)Diameter at the poles 12,714 km (7,898 m) Mean radius 6,371 km (3,959 m) Orbit Speeds The earth orbits the Sun at 108,000 kmph (70,000 mph)Sun Orbit The earth orbits the Sun every 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds The Oceans

25 Free Vector World Maps Generally, finding World map templates is not an easy task. Unlike patterns and textures, high-quality world maps are not the easiest to come across. We realized this problem some time back, and here we are today, with a solution to it — an assortment of 20 world maps in various formats (PSD, SVG, and PNG). Browse through the collection, and do share your thoughts with us in the comments below. Also, if you are aware of any world map source file that we missed, feel free to add it to the list by commenting below. If you’re looking for Vector World Map Templates, check out this post: 20 Free Vector World Map Templates.

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Timeline Timeline allows students to create a graphical representation of an event or process by displaying items sequentially along a line. Timelines can be organized by time of day, date, or event, and the tool allows users to create a label with short or long descriptive text. Adding an image for each label makes a timeline more visually appealing. How to Create a Custom Travel Map with Google Maps {New Google My Maps Tutorial} If you’ve got a vacation coming up, I have a super useful tutorial for you today to help you easily organize and manage your trip. Before I leave on a trip, I always create a custom travel map so I can keep track of my hotel, sights I want to see, photo ops, restaurants, and more all in one easily accessible spot. That way I can see where everything is, see what places are close to each other, and have directions and notes right at my fingertips.

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