The Royal Geographical Society with the associated Institute of British Geographers is a learned society of geography and geographers. It was established in 1830 and is now the largest geographical society in Europe and one of the largest in the world. The society has about 13,300 members. A learned society is a society that exists to promote an academic discipline or group of disciplines. ... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ...
The Dutch GeographicalSociety, which was founded in 1873, has a role in such a reassessment, and it is also possible to view the foundation of the society within the framework of the increase of private initiative in the Dutch East Indies.
Nevertheless a lobby launched by the GeographicalSociety for the founding of the first chair of geography in The Netherlands bore fruit in 1877 when this was established at the University of Amsterdam, which was founded the same year.
In choosing between the expedition plans of the Society for the Advancement of Scientific Research in the Colonies and the GeographicalSociety, the colonial secretary opted for the plan of the latter because it was aimed at a topographical survey of the island.
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