Do you know?

Do you know? (Submitted by Karan Menon)

World (Q&A) What is the highest point in the Canadian Rockies, located in the province of British Columbia? (Mount Robson) The Black Drin River is the main outflow of which lake on the border of Macedonia and Albania? (Lake Otranto) FYROM is an abbreviation of the nation of Macedonia. What is the highest point of this country? (Mount Korab, also the highest point of Albania) Which city in the Pelagonia Valley, is the 2nd largest city in Macedonia? (Bitola) Which mountain, part of the Fagaras Mountains, a part of a Carpathian Mountains is the highest point in Romania? (Moldoveanu Peak) The Lofoten Archipelago is located in which country? (Norway) The Rhodope Mountains are located in Greece and which other country? (Bulgaria) Which country has the longest coastline along the Adriatic Sea? (Croatia) What state has the largest port by volume in the United States? (Louisiana) Maja Jezerce, located in Albania, is the highest point in which range in Southern Europe located in Albania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, Slovenia? (Dinaric Alps) What is the highest mountain in both Slovenia and the Julian Alps? (Triglav) Name the 2 types of waves that are used to triangulate the epicenter in a earthquake. (P(Primary) Waves and S(Secondary) Waves) Dunhuang is a city home to the Mogao Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This city is located in which province, located between the Tibetan and Loess Plateaus in which Chinese province whose capital is Lanzhou? (Gansu) Which strait separates Copenhagen and the island of Jutland from Malmo and the Scania Province of Sweden? (Oresund) Which strait separates the northern part of the Jutland Peninsula from the southeastern part of Norway? (Skagerrak) What are the 2 main types of glaciers? (Alpine and Continental) The ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in which country? (Bangladesh; In Rajshahi Division) The headquarters of ASEAN(Association of Southeast Asian Nations) is located in which capital city? (Jakarta) Naples is the capital of which Italian region, the 2nd most populous in the country, which is home to the Amalfi Coast? (Campania) The Amalfi Coast is located on the southern side of which peninsula, that separates the Gulf of Naples to the north from the Gulf of Salerno to the south? (Sorrentine Peninsula, also known as Sorrento) Largest Alkaline lake in the world is Lake Turkana. What is its other name? (previously known as Lake Rudolf, it is also known as Jade Sea. It is also the world's largest permanent desert lake) Clarksville, located in Montgomery County, is the 5th largest city in which State? (Tennessee) Sierra Nevada National Park is located in which country? (Spain) Which peak in the Sierra Nevada National Park is the highest point in mainland Spain? (Mulhacen) The Jurrasic Coast is UNESCO World Heritage Site in which country? (United Kingdom, England) Which island in the Baltic Sea on the Pomeranian Coast in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is the largest island in Germany? (Rugen) The Wadi Rum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in which country? (Jordan, it is in the Aqaba Governorate) The Buccaneer Archipelago is off the coast of which Australian state? (Western Australia) Which island in the Haddhunmathi Atoll(Laamu), is the largest island in the Maldives? (Gan) What is the Mongolian term for a severely harsh winter in which large numbers of livestock die, primarily due to starvation as well as the cold weather? (Zud)

Why Geography Bee?

Why Geography Bee?

Preparing for this competition is a fun way of learning about places and people, all across the world! It increases geographic knowledge and helps children in becoming champions. It instills in them the universal principles of education – the desire to learn, the ability to focus, the discipline to stay on course, the importance of working hard, an opportunity to understand novel concepts and to make a sense of every day, world events .
Preparing for Geography Bee leads to learning important life lessons that are absolute pre-requisites for higher achievement.

Why Geography?

Why Geography?

In an increasingly interconnected, interdependent and compressed world, knowing about the world and the happenings around will enable us to understand how remote events have the ability to impact people's lives all around the world. Geography connects physical systems, cultural characteristics, evolution and modification of environments and availability and distribution of resources. Being Geographically literate and by having a mental map of the world, children will have a decent chance to become global citizens and consequently, primed to be active players on the world stage. They are also more likely to appreciate Mother Earth as the homeland of humankind, for making wise management decisions about how the planet's resources should be conserved and used in the next century.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

GeoBee Fact File - March, 2015

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Blue Zones of the World

(From Wikipedia)

Blue Zones is a concept used to identify a demographic and/or geographic area of the world where people live measurably longer lives. The concept grew out of demographic work done by Gianni Pes and Michel Poulain, who identified Sardinia's Nuoro province as the region with the highest concentration of male centenarians. As the two men zeroed in on the cluster of villages with the highest longevity, they drew concentric blue circles on the map and began referring to the area inside the circle as the Blue Zone. Dan Buettner identifies longevity hotspots in Okinawa (Japan); Sardinia (Italy); Nicoya (Costa Rica); Icaria (Greece); and among the Seventh-day Adventists in Loma Linda, California, and offers an explanation, based on empirical data and first hand observations, as to why these populations live healthier and longer lives.
The five regions identified and discussed by Buettner in the book The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest
  • SardiniaItaly (particularly Nuoro province and Ogliastra): one team of demographers found a hot spot of longevity in mountain villages where men reach the age of 100 years at an amazing rate.
  • The islands of OkinawaJapan: another team examined a group that is among the longest-lived on Earth[
  • Loma Linda, California: researchers studied a group of Seventh-day Adventists who rank among North America's longevity all-stars
  • Nicoya PeninsulaCosta Rica: the peninsula was the subject of research on a Quest Network expedition which began on January 29, 2007.
  • IcariaGreece: an April 2009 study on the island of Ikaria uncovered the location with the highest percentage of 90 year-olds on the planet - nearly 1 out of 3 people make it to their 90s. Furthermore, Ikarians "have about 20 percent lower rates of cancer, 50 percent lower rates of heart disease and almost no dementia".
Residents of the first three places produce a high rate of centenarians, suffer a fraction of the diseases that commonly kill people in other parts of the developed world, and enjoy more healthy years of life.
The people inhabiting Blue Zones share common lifestyle characteristics that contribute to their longevity. The Venn diagram at the right highlights the following six shared characteristics among the people of Okinawa, Sardinia, and Loma Linda Blue Zones:
  • Family – put ahead of other concerns
  • Less smoking
  • Semi-vegetarianism – except for the Sardinian diet, the majority of food consumed is derived from plants
  • Constant moderate physical activity – an inseparable part of life
  • Social engagement – people of all ages are socially active and integrated into their communities
  • Legumes – commonly consumed
(From Atlas Obscura)



This abandoned lighthouse looks like a rusting oil rig but is actually an adventurous bed and breakfast

Built to replace a permanently-manned "lightship" on the edge of the treacherous "Graveyard of the Atlantic," Frying Pan Tower was a unique lighthouse that was built like an oil rig before being left to rust in the middle of the ocean. However today it operates as a boutique rooming destination for people on adventurous holiday.
Completed in the 1960s, the light station was installed 32 miles off the coast of North Carolina using a four-legged base that once belonged to an oil drilling platform. The station replaced a boat that had been stationed in the spot for over a hundred years, warning ships of the dangerous shoals hidden just a few dozen feet beneath the surface. The new tower was built with two floors, a broad surface helipad, and the actual light tower on top. Originally manned by full crews of Coast Guard operators, the station was eventually fully automated, before becoming fully obsolete and being abandoned in 2004.
Once the rusting platform was left to be devoured by the sea, a number of plans for its future were put forth ranging from demolishing the structure to create an artificial reef to giving it over to a diving company, but in the end it was purchased by an independent buyer who did the unexpected. As opposed to attempting to destroy the unique rig, the new owner, with the help of volunteers set to restoring the tower as a one-of-a-kind sea stop.
Since being purchased in 2010, the tower has been significantly refurbished and inspected and today it operates as a sort of water-locked bed and breakfast for fishing weekends and such. The tower is far from a bucolic New England townhouse, but what it lacks in warm atmosphere it makes up for in rusty oceanic solitude.      


What is the difference between the poles?

South Pole vs North Pole
The earth is not a perfectly round ball – it is slightly flattened at the poles. The radius of the earth at the equator is 6378 km but to the poles is 6357 km. While they share this and many other common points, there are great differences between the two ends of the earth.
Continent surrounded by ocean. South Pole: 283 m. (9,300 ft.) above sea level; bedrock 30 m. (100 ft.) above sea level. A narrow, deep continental shelf and restricted ice-free frozen ground. No tree line and no tundra. No native population
Nearly all (97.6 per cent) land is covered in South Polar ice sheet. Icebergs from glaciers and shelf ice, measured in cubic kilometres. Sea ice is mainly annual, salty, and less than two metres thick.
South Pole mean annual temperature = -58°F.
No terrestrial mammals. Marine mammals are whales and seals. Only 19 bird species between 70°-80° latitude and only lichens at 82° latitude.

Ocean surrounded by continents. North Pole: 1 m. (3 ft). of sea ice; bedrock 427 m. (1,400 ft.) below sea level. Shallow extensive continental shelf and extensive frozen ground. Extensive tree line and well defined tundra. Circumpolar native populations.
Limited land ice (largest is Greenland ice sheet). Icebergs from glaciers, measured in cubic metres. Sea ice is mainly multi-year, has low salinity, and is more than two metres thick.
North Pole mean annual temperature = 0°F
Several terrestrial mammals including reindeer wolf musk ox, hare, lemming, fox. Marine mammals are whales, seals, and polar bears. Some 107 bird species between 75°-80° latitude and 90 species of flowering plants at 82° latitude.

GeoBee News of the Day - March, 2015

As you follow important events around the world, make a note of them from the competition perspective and post the facts here in a statement or in a Q&A format. Emphasize the geographical aspects of the place more than the main news/event itself. Make sure that the posts are accurate, complete and are properly worded.
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(From CNN)

Tropical Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone Pam, one of the strongest storms seen in the South Pacific in years, has made a direct hit on the capital of Vanuatu, Port Vila, raising fears of mass devastation.
Satellite imagery shows the eye of the massive Category 5 storm making landfall on the small island housing the city in central Vanuatu. 
The capital, the biggest city in the Vanuatu island chain, sits on the coastline, which is vulnerable to storm surges during powerful cyclones. Tropical Cyclone Pam is the strongest storm to make landfall since the devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in 2013.
Pam currently has sustained winds of 165 mph (270 kilometers per hour) with gusts of up to 200 mph (325 kilometers per hour), triggering concerns of torrential rainfall, flooding and landslides. 
It said the storm was now positioned about 47 miles (75 kilometers) east-southeast of Port Vila and has been moving southward. It's still about 43 miles (70 kilometers) north of Erromango, the next island in the chain.

(From CNN)
Eruption of Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia

(CNN)A volcano in Russia led to the cancellation of flights in Alaska over the weekend.
Ash from Russia's Shiveluch volcano was the culprit behind the flight disruptions Saturday, said Jeff Freymueller, a scientist at the Alaska Volcano Observatory. 
The volcano erupted Friday, shooting ash into the atmosphere some 30,000 feet. Winds blew the ash cloud across the Bering Sea and into western Alaska, Freymueller said. 
Shiveluch, which has been erupting consistently, caused a similar incident in January, he said. 
Three volcanoes are erupting on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula: Shiveluch, Klyuchevskoy and Karymsky.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

GeoBee Retreat at Tampa, Florida

What: Fourth Annual GeoBee Retreat
WhenSaturday, March 7th (8 am to 6 pm) and Sunday, March 8th (8 am to noon)
WhoState Qualifiers, School Champions & Interested Students
Attendance: By prior registration only
Deadline for registration: Monday, March 2, 2015
(After this date, enrollment will be considered on a space available basis)

We are looking forward to hosting you in this unique opportunity to prepare your children to become future champions!
Volunteers of Tampa GeoBee  - Tampa Chapter of NSF – Gurukulam of Tampa Bay
For information and registration, contact:

Saturday, January 31, 2015

GeoBee Fact File - February, 2015

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Farewell Spit (at the northern tip of South Island), New Zealand

(From Atlas Obscura)
EricGrundhauser (Admin)

Splaying off from the northern tip of New Zealand's southern island, the skinny little beach known as Farewell Spit is a lovely and remote piece of nature that seems to call to whales who are looking to kill themselves.
Despite what one might think, the name of Farewell Spit (called "Onetahua" by the native New Zealanders) does not refer to saying goodbye to the scores of whales that have run aground on the sands over the years but is actually a reference to nearby Cape Farewell, which was named such for the traditionally sentimental reasons. In fact there does not seem to be any reference to the many mammals who have died there over the years, only when the aquatic giants are laying there drying out in the sun would someone guess how deadly the spot is. Since anyone started recording such a statistic, 680 whales have died from stranding themselves on the spit. In 2015 some 200 whales beached themselves on the sand, although many were able to be floated back out to sea by concerned activists and the tides.
No one is exactly sure why whales strand themselves in general, although it is thought that near Farewell Spit it has to do with the shallow waters surrounding the sands interfering with their natural navigation. The clear social bonds between whales may also play a factor with just a few whales creating a tragic chain reaction that lead to dozens of grounded giants.   
There is an automated lighthouse near the tip of the spit that keeps ships from running afoul of the same fate as so many whales down the years, its just too bad so many majestic creatures couldn't see the light.

GeoBee News of the Day - February, 2015

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(From CBS)
Frozen Niagara Falls...

A partially frozen American Falls in sub freezing temperatures is seen in Niagara Falls, Ontario February 17, 2015. Temperatures dropped to 6 degrees Fahrenheit (-14 Celsius) on Tuesday. 


New England
   12-4-0, 1st AFC East
  12-4-0, 1st NFC West

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

GeoBee Fact File - January, 2015

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Country flags by continent (from


Map of popular cuisines by state...


Ball's Pyramid (From Atlas Obscura)

CONTRIBUTOR: Dylan (Admin)

The remnants of a massive volcano, Ball's Pyramid juts 1,843 feet out of the Pacific Ocean. Discovered in 1788, the barren, rocky spire was thought to be devoid of life until 2001 when a group of scientists discovered what may be the world's rarest insect.
The Lord Howe Island stick insect (Dryococelus australis) had not been seen alive in over 70 years. Known as "land lobsters" or "walking sausages," the six-inch long insects were once common on the neighboring Lord Howe Island, but were assumed to have been eaten into extinction by the black rats introduced to the island when a supply ship ran aground on its shores in 1918.
Yet in 2001, the scientists found a colony of the huge Lord Howe Island stick insects living under a single bush, a hundred feet up the otherwise entirely infertile rock. Somehow a few of the wingless insects escaped and managed--by means still unknown--to traverse over 14 miles of open ocean, land on Ball's Pyramid, and survive there. Just 27 of the insects have been found on the rocky spire. They are currently being bred in captivity.


GeoBee News of the Day - January, 2015

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From NPR

India Grows, Canada Disappears: Mapping Countries By Population

Can you find Australia and Canada? The cartogram, made by Reddit user TeaDranks, scales each country's geographic area by its population. (Click through to see the high-resolution map.)
Can you find Australia and Canada? The cartogram, made by Reddit user TeaDranks, scales each country's geographic area by its population. (Click through to see the high-resolution map.)
TeaDranks/via Imgur
World maps distort — it's inherent in their design.
Take a spherical object (the Earth) and try to represent it on a flat plane (paper), and some parts of the sphere are going to get stretched. On most maps, Canada and Russia get puffed up, while countries along the equator get shrunk.
Every now and then, though, you stumble across a map that enlightens.
A look back in time: This cartogram resizes each country by its population in 2005.i

A look back in time: This cartogram resizes each country by its population in 2005.
Paul Breding

That's how we felt when we saw the awesome map made by Reddit user TeaDranks. The map resizes countries based on their population. It's simple: Each square represents 500,000 people.
"Wikipedia was my source," TeaDranks wrote. "I was inspired by this map which is now ten years old. My map's scale is twice as large as the old one's."
The older version of the graphic was made in 2005 by the cartographer Paul Breding. You can buy a copy of that map on Amazon.

But to be more accurate, both maps aren't actually maps, they're cartograms — graphics that scale a region's geographic space according to a particular attribute.
In the case of TeaDranks' cartogram, the attribute is population. A quick look at it, and a few ideas pop out:

    • India has almost caught up with China as being the most populous country in the world.
    • Nigeria quickly has become Africa's population hub, with more than twice as many people as any other country on the continent.
    • Cities like Delhi, India, and Shanghai, China, have more people than some European countries.
    • The U.S. makes up less than 5 percent of the world's population.
    The website Worldmapper has hundreds of cartograms, showing countries sized by everything from the number of books published or tractors working to condom use by men or woman.
    "One neat thing about this one [TeaDranks' cartogram] is that unlike with some cartograms, the basic shapes of the countries are very recognizable," Vox's Matthew Yglesias points out.
    Proposed Nicaragua Canal

    The Nicaragua Canal (also referred to as the Nicaragua Grand Canal, or the Nicaragua Interoceanic Grand Canal) is a shipping route under construction through Nicaragua to connect the Caribbean Sea (and therefore the Atlantic Ocean) with the Pacific Ocean. Construction of such a shipping route—using the San Juan River as an access route to Lake Nicaragua—was first proposed in the early colonial era.
    The above proposed route leads from port at or near Bluefields in the Caribbean Sea to Morrito, a small town located on the eastern shore of Lake Nicaragua. From Morrito, ships would continue westward across Lake Nicaragua to a port near the town of La Virgen in the Department of Rivas. At that point, ships would enter a manmade canal and navigate 18–24 kilometers across the isthmus of Rivas to reach Brito, a port on the Pacific Ocean in the Department of Rivas.
    Because the steady increase in world shipping may make it an economically viable project, speculation on a new shipping route has continued. In June 2013, Nicaragua's National Assembly approved a bill to grant a 50-year concession to the Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Company (HKND Group) to build the waterway.

    The concession can be extended for another 50 years once the waterway is operational.[8] Construction of the canal, estimated to cost $40 to $50 billion, began in December 2014, with completion due within five years.


    Where and what time New Year 2015 is celebrated around the World.
    New Year's Time Zones around the World- 24 hour format.
    Please choose TIME MODE:24 hours or 12 hours

    Links with Interactive Time Map below helps you to see the arrival of 
    New Year 2015 in relation to selected worldwide locations- 24 hour format.
    Please choose TIME MODE:24 hours or 12 hours (AM/PM)
    as of 12/2014

    01. FIRST to enter New Year 2015
    When it is midnight in Samoa (Apia) or Kiritimati, what time is it in other locations around the world ?
    Click on the location link to find out!
    For example when Samoa(Apia) (UTC+14) enters the New Year at midnight Dec 31, 2014 (New Year 2015), the local time in New York is 05am (morning) Dec 31, 2014, local time in London is 10am and local time in Sydney is 09pm (21:00) Dec 31, 2014.
    02. SECOND to enter New Year 2015
    03. THIRD to enter New Year 2015
    New Zealand- Wellington, Tokelau, Fiji, Tonga, Antarctica-South Pole, McMurdo, Skott stations; Kiribati- Phoenix Islands;
    04. Russia- Chukotka, Kamchatka; Nauru, Tuvalu, Marshall Isl., Wallis and Futuna, Kiribati- Tarawa
    06. Australia- Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart; Solomon Isl., New Caledonia, Micronesia- Pohnpei, Vanuatu; Bougainville  (Papua New Guinea) ; Russia- Srednekolymsk  ;
    08. Russia- Vladivostok , Khabarovsk, Magadan, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Birobidzhan, Komsomolsk-na-Amure ; Guam; Australia- Brisbane; Papua New Guinea, Northern Mariana Isl.
    10. Japan- Tokyo, South Korea, North Korea; Russia- Yakutsk, Blagoveschensk, Mirnyi, Tiksi ; Palau, Indonesia- Jayapura, Ambon; East Timor, more ...
    12. China- Beijing, Shanghai, Macau, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia-Bali, Mongolia, Brunei Darussalam, Russia-Irkutsk , Chita, Bratsk, Ulan-Ude ; Australia- Perth, more ...
    13. Thailand- Bangkok, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia- Java, Sumatra; Australia- Christmas Isl., Russia-Krasnoyarsk , Kemerovo, Abakan, Kyzyl ;
    14. Myanmar (Burma)- Yangon, Cocos Island (Keeling Islands - Australia)
    15. Russia- Novosibirsk , Omsk, Tomsk, Barnaul ; Bangladesh- Dhaka; Bhutan; British Indian Ocean Territory- Chagos- Diego Garcia, Kazakhstan- Almaty, Astana, Kyrgystan
    17. India- New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata; Sri Lanka
    18. Russia- Yekaterinburg , Chelyabinsk, Perm, Ufa, Kurgan, Orengurg, Tyumen ; Pakistan- Islamabad, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan-Aqtau, Aqtobe, Maldives, Kerguelen Isl.(Fr.)
    20. United Arab Emirates- Dubai; Russia- Samara, Izhevsk; Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Seychelles, Reunion- France, Oman, Mauritius
    21. Iran- Tehran, Isfahan
    22. Russia- Moscow , St.Petersburg, Novgorod, Volgograd, Sevastopol ; Iraq- Baghdad; Belarus- Minsk ; Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Yemen, Qatar, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Comoros, Uganda, more ...
    23. Ukraine- Kiev; Russia- Kaliningrad ; Jordan, Greece, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Israel, Gaza Strip, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Turkey, Libya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Namibia, Mozambique more ...
    24. France-Paris, Germany, Serbia, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Malta, Monaco, Sweden, Switzerland, Gibraltar, Czech Republic, Denmark, Algeria, Angola, Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Croatia, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Vatican City, more ...
    25. United Kingdom-London, Portugal, Ireland, Iceland, Canary Isl., Morocco, Cote d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Saint Helena, Western Sahara, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, more ...
    26. Cape Verde- Praia, Azores (Port.), Greenland- Ittoqqortoormiit
    27. Brazil- Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazilia; Fernando de Noronha; Uruguay, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
    28. Chile-Santiago, Argentina- Buenos Aires, Ushuaia; Brazil- Recife; Salvador-Brazil; Paraguay, Suriname, French Guiana, Greenland- Nuuk, U.K.- Falkland Isl.
    30. Canada - Nova Scotia (Halifax), New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island; Barbados, Bermuda (U.K.), Netherlands Antilles, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, Manaus- Brazil, Bolivia, more ...

    32. USA- New York, Washington D.C., Miami, Boston, Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Virginia Beach; Canada- Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec; Cuba-Havana, Peru; Acre-Brazil ; Colombia, Bahamas, Jamaica, Ecuador, Panama, more ...
    33. USA- Chicago, New Orleans, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Oklahoma City, Houston, Dallas, Milwaukee; Canada- Winnipeg, Regina; Mexico- Mexico City, Acapulco, Veracruz; Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Belize, Costa Rica, more ...
    34. USA- Denver, Albuquerque, El Paso, Salt Lake City, Santa Fe, Phoenix, Tucson; Canada- Calgary, Edmonton, Aklavik, Yellowknife; Mexico- Chihuahua, Mazatlan, more ...
    35. USA- Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, San Jose, Las Vegas, Portland-OR; Canada- Vancouver, Whitehorse; Mexico- Tijuana, Mexicali; U.K. - Pitcairn
    36. USA- Anchorage, Fairbanks, Nome, Unalaska, Juneau; French Polynesia- Gambier Islands
    38. USA- Hawaii (Honolulu), Adak-Aleutian Isl.; Cook Islands (Rarotonga), French Polynesia-Tahiti (Papeete)
    39. LAST to enter New Year 2015
    American Samoa- Pago Pago, Niue (Alofi), Midway Islands, Jarvis Isl., Kingman Reef, Palmyra Atoll