geografans geografans

513 posts   19,880 followers   105 followings

TRAVEL COMMUNITY  We are #geografans! Instagram's most informative geography community🌎 • Inspiring travellers🚀 • Daily geofacts for you👊🏼 • DM to apply for a feature📥

What's your favorite metro station in the world?🚇

Ukraine🇺🇦

The capital and largest city of Ukraine, Kiev, had the first metro system in the country which includes the Arsenalna station of Line 1, the deepest station in the world at 105.5 m (346 ft) underground.🚇 It was opened on the 6th of November 1960 and is one the 52 stations total that the Kiev Metro has, carrying annually more than 530 million passengers.🚋 The Kiev Metro is managed by the city-owned municipal company Kyivsky Metropoliten which was transferred in the early 1990s from the Ministry of Transportation, now employing several thousand workers in tunnel and track, station and rolling stock management.⏰ •
📷: @taanyuhaaa

More astonishing geo-facts on
@geografans
@geografans
@geografans



#travelmore #traveleurope #europetravel #ukraine #metrostation #europa #travelholic #travelholic #lovetotravel #kiev #kievgram #subway #travelers #kyiv

USA🇺🇸

Located in northeastern Illinois next to Lake Michigan, the town of Wilmette is home to the largest and oldest of the 8 temples of the Bahá'í Faith in the world, with 42 m (138 ft) of height and a dome of 22 m (72 ft) in diameter, seating up to 1,191 people.🕌 It was built between 1922 and finished in 1931, having been planned by a small group of Bahá'ís in dowtown Chicago, followers of this monotheistic religion that emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind.⛅ The house of warship is a domed structure surrounded by gardens in the fountains on a six, 97 acre plot of land.🌳 The Baha’i Faith was established by Bahá’u’lláh in 1863, initially growing in Iran and parts of the Middle East where it faced ongoing persecution since it’s inception, nowadays with currently between 5 and 7 million adherents.💫

📷: @moment2smile



#illinois #visitusa #dome #travelandlife #travelusa #lakemichigan #traveltime #travelnow #usa🇺🇸 #bahai #temple #adventuretime #travellife

Germany🇩🇪

Located in the industrial region of the Ruhr Area in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the city of Duisburg has the world's biggest inland harbor with a total cargo handled of 129 million tonnes in the year 2015.⚓ The area around the Inner Harbor in Duisburg has been renovated to include museums and other attractions, as well as a marina including 15 restaurants and clubs.🛶 Duisburg is also the 15th largest city in Germany and it lies in the Lowland Rhine area at the confluence of the Rhine and the Ruhr with the city spreading along both sides of these rivers.🏙 Overall the North Rhine-Westphalia state has a population of 18 million people and is the fourth largest by area in the country making up also a quarter of the economy of Germany, known as the land of coal and steel in the 1950s and 60s.⛏

📷: @induisburg



#duisburg #northrhinewestphalia #nordrheinwestfalen #nrw #germany #deutschland #alemania #allemagne #seaport #port #puerto #germany🇩🇪 #germanytourism #visitgermany #european #rhein #travelandlife #traveleurope

Dominican Republic🇩🇴

Officially Santo Domingo de Guzmán, the capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic is also the oldest permanently European-settled city of the New World, founded by Columbus in 1496.🌎 The city's Colonial Zone was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also the cultural, financial, commercial and industrial center of this Caribbean country located on the Hispaniola island.🌴 The city is the center of economic activity in the Dominican Republic, it is where most of the country’s wealth is concentrated and the seed of the national legislature, judicial, and executive government are located.🏢 Santo Domingo is the location of numerous museums, many of which are located in the Zona Colonial district such as the Museum of Alcazar, in Diego Colon’s restored palace as well as the Museum of the Casas Reales, with artifacts of the colonial period and a collection of ancient weapons.🏛

📷: @robertvasquez

Ever been to the Caribbean Islands?🌴



#caribe #caribbean #caribeña #karibik #republicadominicana #republicadominicana🇩🇴 #dominicanrepublic #santodomingo #santodomingord #rd #newworld #oldcity #cityisland #citylife #cityview #sunsetbeach

South Africa🇿🇦

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, located on the Atlantic shore of the Table Bay in the city of Cape Town, is the most visited single tourist attraction in all of South Africa, receiving over 24 million annual visitors in 2015.⚓ It boasts a mix of retail, hotel and residential development on 123 hectares (300 acres) and is home to over 450 retail outlets, with plans of expansion for a new museum and hotel.⛲ The city is known for its harbour, for its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region, and for landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point as well as being the 10th most populous city in Africa.⛰ Cape Town is noted for its architectural heritage, with the highest density of Cape Dutch style buildings in the world, which combines the architectural traditions of the Netherlands, Germany, France and Indonesia mostly in the old government buildings in the Central Business District.🏘

📷: @cheapflightsfares

Tag a friend from South Africa!🇿🇦



#southafrica #sudafrica #africa #afrika #africa #southafricaza #capetown #capetownsouthafrica #capetowncity #capetownsouthafrica #southernafrica #visitafrica #travelsouthafrica #travelafrica #tablemountain #victoriaandalfredwaterfront

Where are you traveling to these days?✈️

📷: @theboliviantraveler

Check out @inti_wara_yassi and join the cause to help Bolivia’s endangered animals!🐒



#southamerica #sudamerica #sudamérica #bolivia #bolivia🇧🇴 #surboliviano #departamentodetarija #tarija #visitsouthamerica #visitbolivia #campiña #vineyard #vineyards #viñedos #südamerika

Spain🇪🇸

The third largest of the Spanish Balearic Islands is known worldwide for its vibrant nightlife and club scenes in summer.🎉 It's also home to the world's largest nightclub according to the Guinness Book of Records, called Privilege and with a capacity of 10,000 people near the village of San Rafael.🍾 Ibiza is considered to be a popular tourist destination especially due to its well known night club based nightlife centered on two areas: Ibiza town on the southern shore and Sant Antoni to the west.🎊 The native dialect of Catalan that is spoken in Ibiza is called Eivissenc and Catalan shares co-official status with Spanish in the island, additionally because of the influence of tourism and expatriates living here, other languages like English, French, German and Italian are widely spoken.🏖

📷: @zuckerandspice

Tag someone you want to go to Ibiza with!



#ibiza #baleares #isla #privilegeibiza #club #ibizanightclub #visitspain #españa #spain🇪🇸 #traveldaily #travelspain #mediterranean #mediterraneansea #travelagency #ibizalife

Australia🇦🇺

The Trans-Australian Railway that crosses from Port Augusta in South Australia to Kalgoorlie in Western Australia includes also the longest stretch of dead-straight track in the world, with a length of 478 km (297 mi)!🚆 Work on the railway began in 1912 and was finished 5 years later, saving time that was needed to cross from Perth to the rest of Australia.🏗 On inauguration, the passenger service was known as the Great Western Express and towards the end of it’s life as a mixed garage service, between Kalgoorlie and Port Augusta it was usually known as the Trans-Australian.🚂 According to Adelaide-born astronaut Andy Thomas, the line is identifiable from space because of it’s unnatural straightness, “like someone had drawn a very fine pencil line across the desert”.🌵 •
📷: avi_photography

Tag your friend from Australia below!👇🏼👇🏼



#australia #southaustralia #westernaustralia #railway #travelaustralia #australiatrip #transaustralia #kalgoorlie #coast #costa #traveldiary #lovetotravel #travelandlife #traveldaily #travelstories #travelers #australia_shotz

USA🇺🇸

A port and the largest city in the state of Oregon in the region of the Pacific Northwest, Portland is home to Powell's Book Store, claiming to be the largest independent book store in the world with 6 317 sq m (68 000 sq ft) of retail sales floor and over 1 million books on its shelves.📚 It was opened in 1971 and employs over 530 people along with the other 4 smaller book stores in the Portland-area, hosting over 500 author events every year.🖋 Portland lies on top of an extinct volcanic field known as the Boring Lava Field, named after the nearby bedroom community of Boring which has at least 32 cinder cones such as Mount Tabor and it’s center lies in southeast Portland.🌋 The city experiences a temperate climate with both oceanic and Mediterranean features characterized by warm, dry summers and cool, rainy winters.🌦

📷: @n1ck_on
What’s your favorite book store? Comment below!👇🏼👇🏼



#portland #portlandoregon #portlandor #westcoast #visitusa #oregon #oregoncoast #bookstore #pacificnorthwest #powellsbookstore #port #portlandphotographer #visitoregon

Egypt🇪🇬

Located near the Red Sea in El Gouna, Egypt, Desert Breath is a massive, double-spiral piece land art, dug into the sands of the Sahara desert.
Created by the D.A.ST. Arteam back in 1995, the collaborative effort of installation artist Danae Stratou, industrial designer Alexandra Stratou, and architect Stella Constantinides, which took two years to complete in 1997.🏜 The structure, which covers an area of about one million sq ft (92 903 sq m), consists of 89 protruding cones, which the sand dug out from the depressed cones, was then used to create protruding cones, resulting in the displacement of 280,000 square feet of sand. A 30-meter pool of water lies at the center of the art piece.🏖

Book the best private tour to El Gouna and on the way get to see this astonishing place with @hurghada.day.tour!👈🏼



#hurghada #elgouna #desertbreath #sahara #citytour #egyptlovers #egypt #bazar #hurghada_offers #excursión #egyptian #hurghadaredsea #hurghadadream #hurghadadaytours #hurghadadaytrips #liveyourdreams #liveyourdreaminegypt #egipt #egiptomaravilloso2018 #redsea #excursie #luxor #cairo #ägypten #ausflüge #schnorcheln #tauchen #delphintour

Where’s your next adventure going to be?✈️ Comment below!👇🏼👇🏼

📷: @marcbaechtold

Want to know more about your planet? Follow @geografans for more geography facts!🌎



#mexico #méxico #adventurers #aventura #adventurer #canyon #cañon #visitmexico #mexico_tour #visitamexico #mexico🇲🇽 #latinoamerica #paisaje #landscapes #greenlandscape #abenteuer #lonelyplanet #nationalgeographic #natgeolandscape

Most Popular Instagram Hashtags