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10 Best Geography Apps of 2020

10 Best Geography Apps of 2020

Make learning geography fun with quizzes, trivia questions, interactive maps and more in the best geography apps on the market today.

Apps lend themselves really well to opening up discussion and learning around topics of Geography (both human and physical and world). With interaction and game-play to allow for fun and collaborative interactions between pupils, there is huge opportunity for you to incorporate geography apps in your lessons and at home. 

Wish you'd paid more attention in geography class? Learn about world countries, capitals, bodies of water, and more in small, easy to digest lessons with these quality geography apps.

Here are our best Geography apps to learn about world countries, capitals and landmarks to use at home on in the classroom!

Geo Challenge is a fun and challenging geography quiz game with beautiful graphics and animation to test your geography knowledge of the world. This exciting geography game comes with 4 mini-quiz to test your knowledge in 4 categories: country flags, country borders, major cities of the world and famous landmarks around the world.  
The app has 4 mini quizzes:
  • Country flags - Test your knowledge of 219 country flags. Choose the right flag for the country
  • Country borders - Test your knowledge of 109 country borders. Choose the right country that matches the map
  • Major cities of the world - Test your knowledge of 152 major cities of the world. Pin them at the right location on the map
  • Famous landmarks around the world - Test your knowledge of 107 famous landmarks around the work. Pin them at the right location on the map

Maps of our World

2. Maps of our World

(iPhone, iPad - Free)

‘Maps of our world’ is not only an entertaining educational game but also a valuable reference tool for people of all ages looking to expand their Geography knowledge. In fact, this is the first geography app for the iPad that offers comprehensive physical maps with features like rivers, mountains and deserts of the world!

Upon entry of Our World, you are presented with some interesting facts like the number of countries in the world, the total population and the area of the globe in km squared. 

Political map is a plain map where countries are shown by clear and distinct lines. Here you learn where the top countries and cities are located around the world. Physical map is the most challenging. Here you have an image of the world in its natural, geographical state with faint lines separating countries and one has to learn where the top rivers, lakes, seas, mountains and deserts are located. 

Planet Geo

3. Planet Geo

(iPhone, iPad - Free)

Planet Geo - geography App is a game and information app that tests students knowledge of many countries, dozens of cities, and UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, in eight language. Students are given the option to play up to 6 interactive games.

1. Geo book icon - general information about all countries including population, capitals, flag, national anthem and position on a global map.

2. New York to Paris icon - students are given the chance to test their knowledge on capitals and cities of the world.

3.  Maps in a box icon - this will test the students knowledge of which countries fit into certain regions such as Africa, Oceania, Europe etc. Their are three levels of difficulty here.

4. Flag icon - this tests the students knowledge by matching flags to countries.

5. Jigsaw icon - a  jigsaw is used to test students ability to place certain countries within a map. There are two levels of difficulty here.

6. Landmark icon - this part of the app test students ability to match UNESCO's world heritage sites with their place and region.

There are a lot of activities here, and lots of content contained within the activities, but the focus is primarily on surface-level learning. With eight languages options, Planet Geo can also be a good geography app choice for multilingual kids or ELL students, or in a world languages class.

I Am Learning: KS2 Geography

4. I Am Learning: KS2 Geography

(iPhone, iPad - £1.49)

I Am Learning Key Stage 2 Geography is an entertaining and engaging game based revision and assessment tool, which is proven to raise achievement according to the developer's website. Merging interactive games with official curriculum content - and featuring over 1100 unique questions - I Am Learning Key Stage 2 Geography allows users to access constructive revision anytime, anywhere, covering all major topic areas making revision fun. The two interactive games incorporated with football and whack a Monkey are great fun and push the learner to complete the revision sections. The app is very easy to use, well presented and geared directly at the curriculum.

GeoBee Challenge

5. GeoBee Challenge

(iPhone, iPad - Free)

GeoBee Challenge by National Geographic is one of our favourite geography apps. It is not an app for beginners and even though the app is aimed at kids age 9 to 13 some of the tests could be really challenging even for the geography enthusiasts. Kids can use it as an assessment tool used to test their knowledge of world geography and to identify locations on a world map. The only critique is that during our review the app stopped unexpectedly twice and needs an update that will remove discontinued features like Open Feint. The app may inspire children to compete in the real life competition and has received a 4 star EAS Certification.

Geo Touch: Learn Geography

6. Geo Touch: Learn Geography

(iPhone, iPad - Free)

Geo Touch: Learn Geography app takes a kinesthetic approach to app learning, players place countries into a map like pieces in a puzzle. Geo Touch is good for learning the countries of the world, but doesn’t have every single country in the world. The quizzes reinforce the new and old info as they are cumulative. The app also allows you to learn capitals and flags of various countries.

The way it teaches is well done too. It gives you four countries per round, next round four more, and so on. If you make a mistake you are “penalized” by removing the correct countries off the map and you have to earn your way back. It gives you the repetition you need to retain the information.

Mobo Kids Puzzle World

7. Mobo Kids Puzzle World

(Android - Free, iPhone, iPad - Free)

Puzzle World is an app designed to help your child with geography. The app has a number of countries to discover each with colourful illustrations and fitting puzzle parts, related to the culture and iconic features. Children learn about national traditions, geography, anthems, country flags and monuments. Kids learn about countries, landmarks, languages, flags, capital cities, and other geography facts make this game fun for kids and adults alike.

Kids atlas allows children to discover amazing places and get to know different cultures. This game also gives the parent or teacher the opportunity to extend the learning and could be an excellent gateway out to discover more countries of the world or go into greater depth of the favourite country.

Stack the Countries™

8. Stack the Countries™

(Android - £2.79, iPhone, iPad - £2.29)

Stack the countries is an educational geography game teaching and testing students on the countries of the world and their shapes, neighbours, landmarks, capital cities, languages, flags, and other geographical facts. The game supplies world maps and flash cards with country facts that can be studied before playing the game portion of the app. Gameplay involves reading questions and choosing from four different countries or country shapes as the answer.

There are more than 1,000 unique questions, flash cards for each country, and interactive maps of the continents. There are hi-res photos of famous landmarks throughout the game. 

Geo Flags Academy

9. Geo Flags Academy

(Android - Free, iPhone, iPad - Free)

Studying flags can provide an access point to learning about different countries and is a useful element of general knowledge. From sporting events to political news, being able to identify a country's flag can provide context and understanding. Geo Flags Academy teaches and secures the skill of flag recognition by employing the format of a multiple-choice quiz. 

As a symbol indelibly linked with a country's history, flags provide a visual reference point for learning about the nations of the world. Geo Flags Academy is an app made to facilitate the building of this knowledge.

World Geography - Quiz Game

10. World Geography - Quiz Game

(Android - Free, iPhone, iPad - Free)

It is a geography quiz game app that will help you learn countries capital and flags of the worlds in a fun way. You can test your Geography knowledge with the quiz mode through games and challenge yourself and your friends. This great Geography app tests your knowledge across flags, maps, capitals and country locations on an interactive map.