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Geography is the study of the Earth's contours and regions, including man-made divisions. Find interactive maps, articles and video about all of the major continents, the world's oceans and other physical features.
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Take a look inside Europe with this interactive map.  Or discovery other interactive maps of Europe.

Featured: Famous European Landmarks

Some of the most recognizable landmarks in the world are situated in Europe. Learn about the Eiffel Tower, Stonehenge and the many other famous landmarks.

  • Big Ben
    Big Ben is a historic bell in London in the Clock Tower of the House of Commons.
  • Chartres Cathedral
    The Chartres Cathedral is one of Europe's Gothic masterpieces in the city of Chartres, France.
  • Eiffel Tower
    The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron skeleton structure on the Champs de Mars in Paris, France.
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    The Escorial is a monastery and historic royal palace in Madrid province, Spain.
  • Kew Gardens
    The Kew Gardens is the popular name for the Royal Botanic Gardens, situated on the Thames River in London.
  • London Bridge
    London Bridge, the name given to several bridges across the Thames, connecting the City of London with the borough of Southwark.
  • St. Peter's Basilica
    St. Peter's is in Vatican City and was given the honor of the term "basilica" by the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Stonehenge
    Stonehenge is a prehistoric ruin in southern England, near Salisbury.
  • The Parthenon
    The Parthenon was a temple of ancient Greece that stood on the Acropolis of Athens.
  • The Tower of London
    Tower of London is a 900-year-old fortress in London, England that is now used as a museum.
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    Westminster Abbey is the most famous church in Great Britain.
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    Windsor Castle is a residence of the British sovereigns for nearly 900 years.
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