What Are the Three Types of Geography?

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The three main types of geography are physical, environmental and human geography. There are other sub-branches of geography such as political geography, historical geography and religious geography.

Physical geography deals with the study of Earth and its structure. The landforms, continents, oceans and tectonic movements are a part of physical geography. The formation of rocks, weathering, forces of erosion, winds, ocean currents and rivers are all studied as a part of physical geography. Environment geography deals specifically with the study of the interaction of plants and animals with Earth. Human geography focuses on how human societies flourish with the help of natural resources. It deals with the study of the evolution of cultures and religious beliefs. Economic, cultural and political geography are sub-branches of human geography.