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Questions tagged [where-on-earth]

For questions about location of specific place or location of longest/highest/biggest/the most... place/thing on Earth.

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Where do 5 or more U.S. counties meet in a single point?

The other day I was looking at a county map near my home in NE Georgia. I noticed that there is a point where 4 counties meet - Hall, Jackson, Gwinnett, and Barrow (see screenshot). This made me ...
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What is the closest airport to the center of the city it serves?

Inspired by this, but the complete opposite: What is the most remote airport from the center of the city it supposedly serves? Personally, I can't think of anything closer than Adelaide Airport (ADL),...
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What is the most remote airport from the center of the city it supposedly serves?

As an example, "Frankfurt" Hahn is actually 120 km away from the city of Frankfurt and "Paris" Beauvais is actually 85 km away from the center of Paris. Are there airports that are even further away ...
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This Alpine town?

https://wallpapershome.com/nature/alps-switzerland-europe-mountains-trees-sky-clouds-8k-16935.html It would seem to be by this photographer, F. Mittermeier
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Where was this wallpaper taken? (Windows 8 Developer/Consumer/Release Preview lock screen) [duplicate]

This is a lock screen wallpaper from Windows 8 Developer/Consumer/Release Preview, where was this taken?
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Are there other places with wind tunnel “wings”?

On a recent visit to Leeds I experienced and learned about the history of the wind tunnel effect from Leeds' tallest building Bridgewater Place and the remediation the council have put in place to ...
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What is the furthest north one can get without flying or taking special cruises?

While researching this answer, I learned that there about 5 times per year between late July and September, there are passenger boats from Yakutsk all the way north to Tiksi at 71°39' north. For ...
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I would like to travel to (the smallest) island where there are squirrels [closed]

I would like to travel to an island where one can find squirrels. What are some of the possible locations for me to travel to? Requirements: I need to be able to visit the island on a South African ...
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Can anyone tell me where this pic was taken? [duplicate]

This image appears on a LG TV screen saver. Does anyone know where in the world is this? cheers
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Turkey's secret underground city

On Feb 14, 2017 the BBC released a video on their website entitled Turkey's secret underground city but they don't actually mention the name of the city. They video concludes by saying "authorities ...
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Where is this location from the “A 1000 Times” music video?

In the music video of "A 1000 Times" by Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam a woman walks through what I guess is in or near NYC. I posted a related question over in music fans about the lyrics but was not ...
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Where was this stock photo (mountains, town) taken?

Free stock image (https://www.pexels.com/photo/mist-misty-fog-foggy-7919/), haven't been able to find a description. Does anyone recognize the location?
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Where was this photograph taken? LG TV Screensaver

Where was this photograph taken? The picture is part of LG TV's generic screensaver slideshow.
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Where in the world is this? [duplicate]

This picture is on my windows 10. I would like to know where it is. thank you
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Which city can be seen on this Windows 10 lock screen photo featuring a stadium next to a river?

This picture is currently my lock screen on my Windows 10 laptop, but nowhere can I find any captions which tell me which city this actually is. I also tried reverse Googling. No results. I asked my ...
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Can anyone identify this church?

This is a picture of a church in northern Germany. It was taken in northern Germany enroute from Kaiserslautern to Denmark. Can anyone tell me where it is and what denomination it is? I was told by ...
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Where was this photo taken?

Still from a youtube video. The church just above the trees on the right could be Eastern European. The peaks have snow, so possibly Alps or Carpathians?!
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Welcome to Wales sign near Chester

Me and the Mrs like getting pictures next to signs, got quite a few states in America, only got welcome to Scotland in the UK. We are staying in Chester in a couple of weeks and wondered if anyone ...
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What is the number format for this location in Israel? [closed]

These numbers represent the location of some place in Israel. 183409 264679 But I can't find them in Google Maps; they don't seem to convert to coordinates. Does anyone have an idea? Maybe I ...
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Where can I find publicly accessible paternoster elevators?

Paternosters look fun, but (as far as I know, at least in Western Europe) they have almost all been replaced by regular elevators for safety reasons. Are there any publicly-accessible paternosters ...
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Place on earth with the highest minimum temperature?

It is easy to find the place on earth with the lowest minimum or highest maximum temperature ever recorded, but I am wondering where is the place with the highest minimum temperature ever recorded ? ...
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Is there any place I can ride an America’s Cup class hydrofoil catamaran (AC75 type?)

Where, if anywhere, can I get a ride an America’s Cup class hydrofoil catamaran (AC75 type?) Edit: Oops, yes I meant the AC50 type.
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Does anyone know the location of this login hotmail background?

Does anyone know the location of this login hotmail background ?
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Longest uninhabited road segments

I am wondering about the road(s) where the traveller must travel the furthest to meet some (sort of) civilization, e.g. a place where they could get some food or help or some fuel, electricity, etc. ...
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Where is this lake/mountain scene?

Where is this picture taken? It's a backdrop for a video conferencing system by Polycom. I'm aware it might be a composite image, but hopefully the main location can be identified. I've tried reverse ...
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Which two countries are the most distant from each other in terms of number of flight segments?

For the purpose of this question, distance means the number of flight hops needed to get from one country to another, with the following conditions: Any two points within the two countries count, so ...
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Where on earth is this? (Apricot, cherry and azalea blossoms in South-West China)

BBC News put out this video: Blossom in south-west China captured by drone Apricot, cherry and azalea blossom create a stunning landscape in south-west China. South-west China is a big area ...
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Domestic flights with international connection?

I wonder if there's pairs of cities in some countries where there's a feasible flights between them with international connection? Has to be at least comparable in price and convenience with domestic ...
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Painting location identification

I received two framed pieces of art and wonder if they are real places and where. They could very well be fictional and may or may not be copies of famous works. They are just furniture store art, ...
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Which road connects the most countries?

European Route E80 connects 9 or 10 countries: Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, (Kosovo), Bulgaria, Turkey, apparently stopping at the Iranian border. Which officially ...
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Where on Earth is this Win10 lock screen image from, with a stone town in a rock crevice? [duplicate]

I'm wondering where the place in the above photo is. I'd love to learn more about it! On my copy of Windows 10 Home there are links that share more info about photos, but on this PC with Windows 10 ...
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Where is the largest road network that shares a landmass with, but is disconnected from, a larger ('main') road network? [closed]

Living in Europe I would imagine that in theory, and probably in practice, I could hit the road with a car and drive all the way to e.g. Malaysia, because the road network consists of "millions" of ...
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What is the biggest altitude difference between two points visible from each other and where are they?

People who have been to Geneva surely have admired the view of Mont Blanc. On clear days it is possible to see the mountain which is 70 km away and more than 4000 m higher than the city. (To be honest,...
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Time zones and capital cities

What are the two closest capital cities in different time zones in order to celebrate New Year's Day in both capital cities?
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Where in the world can I fly on a reduced-gravity aircraft as a tourist?

According to Wiki: A reduced-gravity aircraft is a type of fixed-wing aircraft that provides brief near-weightless environments for training astronauts, conducting research and making gravity-free ...
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Is the “dark and stormy lab” in which Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson developed Unix still in existence and preserved?

Is the "dark and stormy lab" in which Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson developed Unix still in existence and preserved as of the end of 2017? I might take a trip to USA someday and go visit that lab. ...
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Where in Shiraz, Iran can I find “The Pause”?

I'm looking for (the exact location of) this project: http://iranian-architect.ir/project-0214 The architect is Amir Hossein Ashari. It's somewhere in the city of Shiraz, Iran and is built in 2017.
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Where can I see the Milky Way in Europe?

I'd like to see the Milky Way. There is a lot of light pollution in the area I live in (a value of around 6 on the Bortle scale). I can see a few stars at night, but not the Milky Way. I understand ...
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Any railway stations more than 1 change from London?

This question is just for curiosity, rather than for anything practical. Is there any railway station in the UK from which it is not possible to get to London with only 1 change? The obvious ...
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Where was this stock photo taken?

It's one of the background choices for Linux Mint. I tried doing a reverse Google image search and found this website, but it doesn't say where it was taken.
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Is there any country in the world where you can enter by scanning your fingerprints/iris, without showing any forms of ID?

It is now extremely common to see biometric passport controls in major airports, which completely eliminates the need to talk to an immigration officer. However at all the machines I've seen one still ...
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Street that intersects itself more than 3 times in one spot [closed]

In Washington DC Yuma St creates a 3 way intersection with itself such that at the intersection you can go 4 ways, three of them are on Yuma St and one is not. I would like to visit the place where a ...
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Where is this? (Likely Alpine lake.)

notice the autoroute guardrail. Goog image search didn't help
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Where is this gorge?

While preparing a cycle tour in Morocco, I saw this point on google maps : But it seems to be placed on a bad location on the map. Can someone tell me where is it located, as I'd love to go there by ...
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Where is the longest visible line of sight on Earth from point A to point B?

We've had some interesting questions on being able to see country A from B, and on visibility for miles in every direction. For a 6 ft tall person, the horizon in a 'flat' area is meant to be about ...
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Are there any places on earth completely barren with nothing on the horizon in any direction?

Imagine being on a ship in the middle of the ocean and in every direction you look, there is nothing on the horizon and everything you see is perfectly flat in every direction. Is there any desert (or ...
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Which venue has been open 24/7 for the longest time without any breaks?

There are tens of thousands of various establishments worldwide which are normally open 24/7 - bars, restaurants, pubs, hotels, gas stations, etc. Many of them do have small breaks throughout the year ...
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Oyster card—London only?

I vaguely remember using an "Oyster card" somewhere other than London. But perhaps I am misremembering. Is there another place that uses that term for transit?
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Where on Vancouver Island was this photo taken?

I was on Vancouver Island for Canada Day weekend in 2014. On Canada Day we drove back from Tofino to catch the ferry at Nanaimo. Somewhere along the way was a river on the left side of the road. We ...
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World's longest purpose-built pedestrian tunnel?

Where is the world's longest publicly accessible purpose-built pedestrian tunnel? Wikipedia has: List of long tunnels by type, bicycle and pedestrian. This is incomplete, as the only long ...