Interesting facts about the eastern hemisphere

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Marianne Dreams (The Magic Drawing Pencil, #1) by Catherine Storr

Ill and bored with having to stay in bed, Marianne picks up a pencil and starts doodling - a house, a garden, a boy at the window. That night she has an extraordinary dream. She is transported into her own picture, and as she explores further she soon realises she is not alone. The boy at the window is called Mark, and his every movement is guarded by the menacing stone watchers that surround the solitary house. Together, in their dreams, Marianne and Mark must save themselves...
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Eastern hemisphere

Our Europe Facts for Kids bring you lots of interesting and fun facts on the European continent. Europe is the second smallest continent in size but the third largest in population. The European continent houses 50 countries. Read more about the EU here. The European continent is located completely in the northern hemisphere and mainly in the eastern hemisphere. Of these 50 countries only 44 have their capital city on the European continent!

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The Eastern Hemisphere is a geographical term for the half of Earth which is east of the prime meridian which crosses Greenwich , London , UK and west of the antimeridian which crosses the Pacific Ocean and relatively little land from pole to pole. The Eastern Hemisphere may also be called the "Oriental Hemisphere". In addition, it may be used in a cultural or geopolitical sense as a synonym for the " Old World ". The almost perfect circle the earth is an oblate spheroid that is fatter around the equator , drawn with a line, demarcating the Eastern and Western Hemispheres must be an arbitrarily decided and published convention, unlike the equator an imaginary line encircling Earth , equidistant from its poles , which divides the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. This convention was established in at the International Meridian Conference held in Washington, D. The Hemispheres agreed do not correspond with exact continents.

The world is a big, mysterious place, where sometimes facts defy logic. Here are some mind-bending geography facts that might surprise you. Africa is the only continent that is in all four hemispheres: north, south, west, and east. Alaska is the westernmost and northernmost state in the United States, which makes a lot of sense when you look at a map. But more surprisingly, the state manages to be the easternmost state as well. Parts of Alaska are so far west that the state actually stretches into the eastern hemisphere.

Map created by Bill Rankin at Radical Cartography. The map above, by Bill Rankin at Radical Cartography, shows what percentage of humans living on earth, live within 10, km of you. Or to put it a slightly different way how many people live on your half of the world your own personal hemisphere. Maps created by Bill Rankin at Radical Cartography. What is the population of the hemisphere drawn from that center? Why would the center be the center of population?

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