Company Gruner + Jahr
Based in Hamburg
|Year founded 1976|
|Categories Geography, science, history, nature|
GEO is a family of educational monthly magazines similar to the National Geographic magazine. It is known for its detailed reports and pictures.
History and profile
The first edition appeared in Germany in 1976. Since then, the magazine has been published in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France (first international edition), Greece, Hungary, India (publication ceased in 2013), Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and the United States. The current circulation figure in France and Germany is over 500,000.
GEO is published by Gruner + Jahr, a publishing house owned by Bertelsmann.
The French edition was launched in 1979 and is published monthly by Prisma Presse. The German version has several special editions (line extensions): GEO Saison, a multi thematical magazine dedicated to tourism, GEO Special a mono thematical magazine about individual countries or cities, GEO Wissen and GEO Kompakt mono thematical magazines focused on science issues, GEO Epoche about history and GEOlino for children. The Russian edition features GEOTraveller, GEOFocus on science and history, GEOлёнок for children and The Best of GEO.
Besides the magazines, GEO's portfolio consists of merchandising products like GEO illustrated books, a GEO encyclopedia, GEO calendars and others.
On 26 July 2013, Outlook Group announced that GEO, along with People and Marie Claire, would be ceased publication and the license would not be renewed.