Royal Geographical Society, a society in London, England, for advancing geographic knowledge. It provides funds for scientific expeditions. Founded in 1830, it is one of the oldest geographical societies in the world. The society sponsors lectures, publishes The Geographical Journal and Geographical Magazine, and maintains a large collection of maps and books. Royal medals for achievement in geography are given by recommendation of the society. There are about 9,000 members.
City, a large or important town. Cities are the commercial, industrial, financial, political, and cultural centers of a nation.
Depending on who you ask, urban sprawl is either the best thing that ever happened to growing families -- or the downfall of civilization and the environment as we know it. Learn about the history and consequences of this American phenomenon.