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Ultimate Geography v3.1

11.20MB. 0 audio & 339 images. Updated 2019-03-17.

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FULL DESCRIPTION | RELEASE NOTES | CONTRIBUTING Ultimate Geography v3.1 features: - the world's 206 sovereign states (824 cards) - 67 overseas territories and dependent areas (227 cards) - 39 oceans and seas (39 cards, maps only) - 7 continents (7 cards, maps only) - for a total of 319 unique notes, 1097 cards, 260 flags and 317 maps. The deck is available in English and German. An extended version is also available in both languages. The flags and maps are sourced from Wikimedia Commons and optimised for smaller file size. To help with memorisation and provide context while learning, some notes include extra information such as similar flags, governance information, alternative country names, etc. This deck is maintained on GitHub. If you spot a mistake, have a suggestion or want to help, please don't hesitate to raise an issue. Want to stay informed of new releases? Watch the GitHub repository or subscribe to the releases feed!

Sample (from 319 notes)

Cards are customizable! When this deck is imported into the desktop program, cards will appear as the deck author has made them. If you'd like to customize what appears on the front and back of a card, you can do so by clicking the Edit button, and then clicking the Cards button.
Country Japan
Country info
Capital Tokyo
Capital info
Capital hint
Flag
Flag similarity
Map
Tags UG::Asia UG::Sovereign_State
Country North Macedonia
Country info Formerly known as Macedonia.
Capital Skopje
Capital info
Capital hint
Flag
Flag similarity
Map
Tags UG::Europe UG::Sovereign_State
Country Philippine Sea
Country info
Capital
Capital info
Capital hint
Flag
Flag similarity
Map
Tags UG::Oceans+Seas

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Reviews

on 1566522036
Overall very good. Personally I'd appreciate slightly more detailed or otherwise distinguished maps of the Caribbean. I can't tell if a map is showing Anguilla or Sint Maarten. I added pronunciations to a handful of countries and capitals that'd be otherwise a bit tricky. (ouagadougou etc.)
on 1562439570
Comprehensive
on 1561470269
Excellent deck to use as a starting point for geography study.
on 1560824734
Now I am getting bullied at school for knowing all the capitals of every country.

Make it less powerful!
on 1560237757
I had avoided shared decks for 2 years of Anki usage (due to recommendations), however this one got my attention.

It's a high quality deck which you can further customize by creating a couple of more cards from what's already given by axelboc's valuable effort.

For example, test yourself on "what's this" and you'd only get an image of a continent/ocean/sea/city/municipality or "which flag is this" and you'd only get an image of a flag with country/capital on the other side (more cards of a thing = better for memorization).

The reason it's also worth downloading is that there is not much you can personally change regarding geography.
Usually, it's recommended to make your own cards but this is clearly an exception to the rule.
I mean, what's so personal that you can do regarding geography? It's a collection of different facts and places on the map…

One way I found to add value to this deck is to include original Forvo pronunciations of countries/cities/etc.
It's also really fun if you're a foreign language learner, so you can get a glimpse of that original Dutch pronunciation of “Oranjestad” or “Kralendijk”.

On top of that, the card template allows you to add “personal hints”, so you could that French friend's name when asked about Paris/France (scientifically shown to aid memory).

Anyways, great deck, definitively worth downloading!
on 1560198148
A deck for everyone! Very well made and almost flawless.

I have some advice for studying with this deck though:
1) Turn off burying, since this will, e.g., bury a Flag►Country card, when you just learned the Country►Capital counterpart, which is absurd.
2) Instead, suspend one direction of each pair. I found Country►Flag, Country►Map and Capital►Country to be the less useful / more difficult half of the deck. You can unsuspend them when you are comfortable with the first half of the deck.
3) Make sure to add new cards in the preset order. It helps to get a grasp of countries you have never heard of, when you get multiple pieces of information about them at the same time. The same is true for the borders of unfamiliar continents, because you will not only see all cards of one note consecutively, but countries are also clustered geographically.
on 1559292286
Great well made deck with loads of information.
on 1559044414
Is there anyway to just study Map to Country
on 1558816699
Great!!!
Some things to note: Countries like Swaziland have actually changed their name and are now called Eswatini for example, so beware that there are some errors but they are few and wide! Great tool for learning all countries, capitals, locations and flags
on 1558672146
Favorite Geography Deck of all time.

Went from Geographically illiterate to more knowledgeable than most people in a few months.
My only gripes is the fact that the capitals are somewhat useless to know... I suspend most of those cards on purpose.

It would be nice if the deck focused on something more important like current presidents/leaders, but of course that would require more updating.
Also if there was a higher emphasis on culturally significant regions.

Regardless, still the best deck for Geography.
on 1558545685
😀
on 1557863649
Excellent
on 1557410916
Just what I was looking for in a geography deck.
on 1556619043
Great deck for learning basic geography!
on 1556448851
Nice!
on 1555308279
地理不好,想好好学习
on 1555179559
Really amazing deck! It made learning easy and fun :D
on 1554914140
Updated yearly!!
on 1553275116
too good
on 1553225632
Очень полезно и круто сделано.
on 1552993851
Love this deck!
on 1552513117
Very detailed!
on 1550704612
Very thorough and well-designed
on 1549729181
great
on 1549276409
Good deck!
on 1546514613
Just awesome!
on 1544810395
I'm having a lot of fun with this one.
on 1544029292
I'm using an older version but felt compelled to give a thumbs up rating, because I'm enjoying the deck!

I would also like an option to sort by population. I do not think this would hinder long term memorization as another commentor suggested.

I suspended all the capital cards because I'm not interested in learning those. This was easy to do because the deck is well organized!
on 1543483907
Has everything and is well maintained!
on 1543453370
Clean design, good resource
on 1543366439
The deck is simply fantastic and I have not much to say about it that hasn't been already said.

Anyway, I want to answer one of the previous commentaries about it: The one that suggests to sort countries by population.
It is not bad idea if you want to name/recognize just the most important countries, but it can become incredible more difficult to grasp the last few thousands of cards, so if you want to complete the full journey, the difficulty will overall increase, so I think that's a must-not change.
on 1540187913
Awesome
on 1540167122
Geografía
on 1537837316
Absolutely brilliant, and a great improvement on version 1.0.
The older version had odd filters on the flags which distorted the colours.
This newer one also has improvements in accuracy and it appears to have a few more cards and countries the other one was missing.
Very impressed - it is the most useful deck on this entire website.
Everyone should study this deck and improve their knowledge of the world
on 1537270257
Really good - but it would be better if the countries where sorted by population/size

It's kinda annoying to start with some extremely small islands if you hadn't had the more important ones.

I've currently seen 2/3rds of the cards and only saw 3 countries in continental Africa, no country in continental America (north and south) and no only a few countries from Asia/Ozeania (the only big one being the Philippines) - I force-learned European countries through a custom study since I already knew almost all about those.
on 1537022727
One of the best deck
on 1536936984
Good comprehensive cards, really recommend
on 1536744699
goodie
on 1536167479
A comprehensive and (as far as I can see) accurate deck. I also like that it's possible to correct it via Github.
on 1535912831
This is amazing! Thank you so much! It's a huge deck, but thanks to the good tagging I can just start out with Europe and work from there.
on 1534692128
the map is perfect and clear
on 1532180777
well formatted & designed for learning!
on 1530715651
wow,it's awesome dude,thanks
on 1528888860
Great deck!
on 1524009600
Complete, very good quality.
on 1523491200
Great
on 1519344000
great work!
on 1518566400
Great deck!

Suggestions:
1)
When I learned capital some years ago I memorised 'Mbabane' as the capital of Swaziland.
This deck says it's 'Lobamba', so I checked Wikipedia. It lists them both: Lobamba as legislative and Mbabane as executive.
You could consider adding Mbabane or just a note explaining it like with South Africa :)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaziland

2)
Same thing with a note for Sri Lanka

3)
Being from Denmark I couldn't help but noticed how horribly disfigured Denmark is on the map of the Baltic Sea.
It turns out that the picture is actually of the now gone 'Ancylus Lake' and therefore over 10.000 years old.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltic_Sea#/media/File:Baltic_History_7500-BC.svg

Here's a better picture of the Baltic Sea with no name, maybe it's useful:
http://www.nordregio.se/Global/Maps/Maps%20as%20pictures/Geographical%20scope/0731_Baltic%20Sea%20Region.png
on 1516060800
Amazing deck! Thanks for sharing!
on 1515628800
Love it!
on 1514851200
I greatly appreciate this deck and the work that went into it. I was looking for a deck for learning countries (Map->Country), but this deck helped push me to learn more than that (Country->Capital, Capital->Country, Flag->Country).

At the end, though, I found that the one-way Map->Country and Flag-Country cards left me with a number of leech cards and closely-related cards that I couldn't keep straight. Countries with similar flags were a lot of trouble (ex. New Zealand/Australia, Curaçao/Nauru, Palestine/Sudan, Andorra/Moldova), I never quite got the relative locations of various island nations down pat, and while I could easily recognize, say, Uganda or Hungary on a map, I wouldn't be able to tell you what other countries they bordered.

The conclusion is that, to master this deck and to have a reasonably accurate world map in my head (which is the goal, no?), I really needed to also learn cards for Country->Flag and Country->Map relations too. Adding these cards to the deck forced me to verbally explain what each country's flag looks like and what countries they border.

This yields 50% more cards to study, but also dramatically improves the benefit that I get from this deck.
on 1512432000
Great collection
on 1503014400
Please can you add currencies to these?

on 1495670400
Thanks for supplying this

on 1485648000
Awesome Deck!

I also want to thank you for putting in all this work and to keep it updated and maintained.
on 1485475200
Great job

This is the most comprehensive geography deck on AnkiWeb, by far. Thanks for putting in all this work to keep it updated and maintained.