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.
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, the branch of knowledge that deals with the earth, its life, and its resources.
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