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Geographic File: Special Publications

Houghton Memorial Library has a Geographic File that contains current magazines, maps, pamphlets, and brochures for individual countries and specific regions of the world, as well as for several international organizations.

Special Publications

Below are a few examples of very recently published special sources found in the library's Geographic File:

Do You Know What Country is the Smallest (Geographically) in the World?

Answer:  Vatican City

Followed by:

2. Monaco

3. Nauru

4. Tuvalu

5. San Marino (which also claims to be the oldest state in Europe, founded in the fourth century)

Do You Know What Vexillology Is?

Vexillology is the study of flags.  According to the International Federation of Vexillological Associations (FIAV), which is an "... international federation of 55 regional, national, and multinational associations and institutions across the globe, ... (vexillology is) the creation and development of a body of knowledge about flags of all types, their forms and functions, and of scientific theories and principles based on that knowledge."

 

The FIAV's own flag