9 Amazing Geographical Facts

1. On France’s southern Mediterranean coast, Cannes, the sunny summer playground of the rich, which is sometimes incorrectly called ‘tropical’, is about 10 miles farther north than the cold American state Wisconsin.

2. Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Cape Town, and Sydney are each thousands of miles apart and are known for having unusually pleasant year-round climates, and they are all almost identical distances from the Equator.

3. The entire country of England, with over 50 million residents, is a wee bit smaller than the state of Louisiana.

4. If you combine England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, then together they are a bit smaller than the deceptively large state of Michigan.

5. France is about 30% larger than the state of California.

6. Madrid, with summers so blazing hot that most people take a long break from work every afternoon, is about 10 miles farther north than the cold Salt Lake City, Utah.

7. Rome, which is located in the center of Italy, is located at the exact same latitude as Chicago.

8. Tehran, Iran, with its scorching summers, is located on the exact same latitude as relatively mild Tokyo, Japan.

9. Scientists recently discovered that Florida and Hudson Bay in Canada are getting about 1 inch closer every 36 years. Pass the sun cream, eh?

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