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Old 11-18-2018, 02:23 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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OK, guys - back on topic. We know already that Colombia is beautiful (thanks to Flickr), so let's discuss other countries now.
Lol Point taken, I want to see some US now anyway.

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Old 11-18-2018, 02:44 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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And I want to see China and India
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Old 11-18-2018, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Near Luxembourg
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IMO, it is. Alaska helps.
USA has everything, it's also a continent country, twice the size of European Union...
Australia, Argentina and China are some of the few countries that could be compared to USA in term of diversity of geography.
I loved USA the two times I came there, very impressive, everything is bigger than in Europe, cars, highways, cities.... and landscapes too (no wonder Europe feels like a little Disneyland for Americans)
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Old 11-18-2018, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Are there any real tropics in the US though?
Of course there is. South Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam come to mind....
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:29 PM
 
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Of course there is. South Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam come to mind....
South Florida can get quite cold in winter though, and doesn't have a monsoonal whether pattern (yes I realize some consider it a 'semi-monsoonal' climate), so it is quite different than tropical locations in places like Indonesia, Malaysia or northern Aus. And a few very small locations in the US are classified as 'savanna', but they too are quite different than the large scale savanna environments you find in Africa or Aus.

If you're including external territories, for Australia you'll need to include locations like Heard and McDonald Islands even if they don't have a large permanent population. They do have an Antarctic climate. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heard_...Donald_Islands
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:40 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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If we talk about smaller countries like Colombia - New Zealand should be also considered.
Just noticed this. FYI Colombia is not continental in size but not so small either. It stretches from Detroit to Miami, New Orleans to Raleigh and St. Louis to near the edges of the Bermuda Triangle. Not to mention it covers nearly 10% of the Caribbean sea shelf.
Considering most of the US' geographic diversity is in one section of the country and Colombia's is far more evenly distributed, I would say there are comparisons to a certain extent that can be made.


Source: The True Size of - https://thetruesize.com/


map region by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr

Road map between towns and cities dissected by 3 ranges of the Andes from the SouthWest to NorthEast extremes:

Colombia Relieve by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr

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Old 11-18-2018, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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South Florida can get quite cold in winter though, and doesn't have a monsoonal whether pattern (yes I realize some consider it a 'semi-monsoonal' climate), so it is quite different than tropical locations in places like Indonesia, Malaysia or northern Aus. And a few very small locations in the US are classified as 'savanna', but they too are quite different than the large scale savanna environments you find in Africa or Aus.

If you're including external territories, for Australia you'll need to include locations like Heard and McDonald Islands even if they don't have a large permanent population. They do have an Antarctic climate. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heard_...Donald_Islands
There are places in the tropics in Australia that can get quite cold. Mount Isa has recorded freezes 3 months of the year in winter and it's well inside the tropics at 20 degrees latitude and at only 356 meters, is at a relatively low elevation.

People who live in Puerto Rico and Guam are US citizens who vote in US presidential elections. There is no permanent population on Heard and McDonald Islands so doesn't count IMO. It should only measure where people permanently live.
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:56 PM
 
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There are places in the tropics in Australia that can get quite cold. Mount Isa has recorded freezes 3 months of the year in winter and it's well inside the tropics at 20 degrees latitude and at only 356 meters, is at a relatively low elevation.
We wouldn’t consider Mt Isa as “tropical” though.
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Old 11-18-2018, 07:15 PM
 
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Just noticed this. FYI Colombia is not continental in size but not so small either.
I meant smaller compared to the US:
Colombia is about 9 times smaller than the US.
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Old 11-18-2018, 07:33 PM
 
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We wouldn’t consider Mt Isa as “tropical” though.
I agree that it's more semi arid than tropical but most people in the world would consider an average high of almost 25C pretty tropical in the middle of winter even if nights are a little cool.
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