World Geography: Ocean Currents, Volcanoes, Boundary Lines Between Countries

By Shubham Verma|Updated : December 12th, 2020

Ocean Currents, Volcanoes, Boundary Lines Between Countries

Ocean Currents

Warm Currents: Flow from the equator towards poles.

Cold Currents: Flows from poles towards the equator.

Warm Ocean Currents

S.NO

NAME

LOCATION

1.

Alaska

North-eastern Pacific Ocean along Alaska

2.

Gulf Stream

Atlantic Ocean

3.

North Atlantic drift

North Atlantic Ocean Near Europe

4.

Kuroshio

North-Western Pacific Ocean near Japan

5.

Equatorial, South Equatorial and North Equatorial Current

Along the Equator

6.

Brazilian current

South Atlantic Ocean

7.

Agulhas current

Southwest Indian Ocean

Cold Ocean Currents

S.NO

NAME

LOCATION

1.

California current

North-eastern Pacific Ocean near California.

2.

Humboldt current

South Pacific Ocean near Peru.

3.

Falkland current

South Atlantic Ocean

4.

Benguela current

South Atlantic near Africa.

5.

West Australian current

South-eastern Indian ocean.

6.

Oyashio current

North Pacific Ocean near Russia.

7.

Labrador current

North Atlantic Ocean.

8.

Canaries current

The Atlantic Ocean near Western Sahara.

Important Volcanos of the World

S.NO

NAME

LOCATION

STATUS

 

1.

Cotopaxi

Andes mountains in Ecuador, South America

Active

It is located 5897 m above the sea level and is one of the highest active volcanoes of the world

2.

Aconcagua

Chile – Argentina border, South America

Extinct

It is the highest peak of the Andes mountains (6960 m).

3.

Chimborazo

Andes mountains in Ecuador, South America

Active

It is located to the south of the equator and 5896 m above the sea level.

4.

Rainier

Washington, USA

Active but currently dormant

It is the highest volcano in the Cascade Range of USA (4395 m)

5.

St. Helens

USA

Active

It is situated in Cascade Range of USA and last erupted in 1980.

6.

Mauna loa

Hawaii Islands

Active

The lava of this volcano is highly viscous, it last erupted in 1984.

7.

Stromboli

Mediterranean Sea

Active

Located on the north coast of Sicily and is visited by a large number of tourists.

8.

Kilimanjaro

Tanzania, Africa

Active

It is the highest peak in Africa (5895 m).

9.

Mt. Merapi

Java Island, Indonesia

Active

This volcano last erupted in 2010.

10.

Barren Island

India

Active

It is the only active volcano of India and it last erupted in 2016.

11.

Vesuvius

Italy

Active

This volcano erupts occasionally.

12.

Mt. Etna

Europe

Active

It is a snow-capped volcano and is the highest and most active volcano in Europe.

International Boundary Lines Between Countries

  • Radcliffe Line ‐between India and Pakistan
  • Durand Line - between Pakistan and Afghanistan
  • McMahon Line ‐ between India and China
  • 24th Parallel ‐ between India and Pakistan
  • Hindenberg Line ‐ between Germany and Poland
  • Oder‐Neisse Line ‐ between Poland and East Germany.
  • Mannerheim Line - between Russia and Finland.
  • Maginot Line - between France and Germany.
  • Siegfried Line - between France and Germany.
  • 17th Parallel ‐ between North Vietnam and South Vietnam
  • 38th Parallel ‐ between North Korea and South Korea.
  • 49th Parallel ‐ between the United States of America and Canada. 

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