These Are the Most Populous States Around the World
Many countries around the world are split into states, provinces, and other similar subdivisions. From the sprawling landscapes of Texas and California to the bustling metropolises of Guangdong, São Paulo, and Uttar Pradesh, here are 10 of the world’s biggest states and provinces by population.
The cities chosen to be national capitals often hold special historic significance, major population centers, or strategic locations within a country. But did you know that not all countries choose just one capital? Unusually, these six countries have multiple capital cities — find out why.
We tend to abbreviate names to make them easier to remember. This also rings true for countries. Not only do we shorten the official names of certain nations around the world, but in some cases, we also change them significantly. Check out these seven official country names that aren’t what you might have originally thought.
Some coastlines consist of simple and serene sandy beaches. Others have geographical quirks and geological mysteries that aren’t easily explained. From a coastline with a jarring time zone difference to a mapping mistake that causes blurry border boundaries, here are six of the world’s weirdest coastal regions.
Have you ever wondered if a state like Kansas is considered part of the Midwest or the West? The United States Census Bureau divides the country into four distinct geographical regions: the Midwest, the Northeast, the South, and the West. Here’s how each region of the U.S. is officially defined.