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OCEANS, RIVERS AND LAKES OF THE WORLD
Tuesday, 27 December 2011 03:59

OCEANS BY SIZE

  • Pacific Ocean                                                          (35,827 Ft) (10,924 Metres)
  • Atlantic Ocean                                                        (30,246 Ft) (9,219 Metres)
  • Indian Ocean                                                          (24,460 Ft) (7,455 Metres)
  • Caribbean Sea                                                         (22,788 Ft) (6,946 Metres)
  • Arctic Ocean                                                           (18,456 Ft) (5,625 Metres)
  • South China Sea                                                      (16,456 Ft) (5,016 Metres)
  • Bering Sea                                                              (15,659 Ft) (4,773 Metres)
  • Mediterranean Sea                                                   (15,197 Ft) (4,632 Metres)
  • Gulf of Mexico                                                         (12,425 Ft) (3,787 Metres)
  • Japan Sea                                                               (12,276 Ft) (3,742 Metres)

OCEANS’ GREATEST DEPTHS

  • Mariana Trench, Pacific Ocean                                  10,911 mt (Challenger Deep)
  • Tonga Trench, Pacific Ocean                                   10,882 mt (VITYAZ 11)
  • Philippine Trench, Pacific Ocean                               10,540 mt (Galathea Depth)
  • Kuril-Kamchatka Trench, Pacific Ocean                      10,500 mt
  • Kermadec Trench, Pacific Ocean                              10,047 mt
  • Japan Trench, Pacific Ocean                                    9,000 mt
  • Puerto Rico Trench, Atlantic Ocean                          8,6057 (Milwaukee Deep)
  • Yap Trench, Pacific Ocean                                       8,527 mt
  • South Sandwich Trench, Atlantic Ocean                    8,428 mt
  • Peru-Chile Trench, Pacific Ocean                               8,065 mt

MAJOR RIVERS (BY LENGTH)

  • Nile, Africa                                                          (6,825 km)
  • Amazon, South America                                       (6,437 km)
  • Chang Jiang (Yangtze), Asia                                  (6,380 km)
  • Mississippi, North America                                      (5,971 km)
  • Yenisey-Angara, Asia                                            (5,536 km)
  • Huang (Yellow), Asia                                            (5,464 km)
  • Ob-Irtysh, Asia                                                    (5,410 km)
  • Amur, Asia                                                          (4,416 km)
  • Lena, Asia                                                           (4,400 km)
  • Congo, Africa                                                      (4,370 km)
  • Mackenzie-Peace, North America                            (4,241 km)
  • Mekong, Asia                                                       (4,184 km)
  • Niger, Africa                                                         (4,171 km)

MAJOR LAKES (BY SIZE)

  • Caspian Sea, Asia-Europe                                           (371,000 Sq. km)
  • Superior, North America                                             (82,100 Sq. km)
  • Victoria, Africa                                                          (69,500 Sq. km)
  • Huron, North America                                                (59,600 Sq. km)
  • Michigan, North America                                            (57,800 Sq. km)
  • Tanganyika, Africa                                                     (32,900 Sq. km)
  • Baikal Asia                                                                (31,500 Sq. km)
  • Great Bear, North America                                         (31,300 Sq. km)
  • Aral Sea, Asia                                                           (30,700 Sq. km)
  • Malawi, Africa                                                           (28,900 Sq. km)
  • Great Salve, Canada                                                  (28,568 Sq. km)
  • Eric, North America                                                   (25,667 Sq. km)
  • Winnipeg, Canada                                                     (24,387 Sq. km)
  • Ontario, North America                                              (19,529 Sq. km)
  • Balkhash, Kazakhstan                                                (18,300 Sq. km)

DEEPEST LAKES BY GREATEST DEPTH

  • Baikal, Russian Fed.                                                 (5,315 Ft)
  • Tanganyika, Africa                                                  (4,800 Ft)
  • Caspian Sea, Asia-Europe                                         (3,363 Ft)
  • Malawi or Nyasa, Africa                                            (2,317 Ft)
  • Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan                                               (2,303 Ft)

GREATEST MAN-MADE LAKES

  • Owen Falls(1954), Uganda,                                        204,800
  • Kariba (1959), Zimbabwe,                                          181,592
  • Bratsk (1964), CIS,                                                   169,270
  • High Aswan (Sadd-el-Aali)(1970),Egypt                       168,000
  • Akosombo (1965), Ghana                                         148,000
  • Daniel Johnson (1968), Canada,                                 141,852
  • Guri (Raul Leoni) (1986), Venezuela,                           136,000
  • Krasnoyarsk (1967), CIS,                                           102,300
  • Bennet W.A.C. (1967),                                              70,309
  • Zeya (1978), CIS,                                                      68,400

HIGHEST WATERFALLS OF THE WOLD

NAME(S) (FOREIGN)

LOCATION

SOURCE/RIVER

HIGH (FEET)

Angel (Salto Angel)

Canaima Nat’1 Park, Venezuela

Upper Trib. Of Rio Caroni

3,212

Tugela

Natal Nat’1Park, South Africa

Tugela River

3,110

Utigord (Utigordsfoss)

Norway

Glacier Fed

2,625

Monge (Mongefoss)

Marstein, Norway

Mongebeck

2,540

Gocta Cataracts

Chachaoyas, Peru

 

2,532

Mutarazi (Mtarazi)

Nyanga Nat’1 Park, Zimbabwe

Mutarazi River

2,499

Yosemite

Yosemite Nat’1 Park, California, U.S.

Yosemite Creek

2,425

Espelands

(Espelandsfoss)

Hardanger Fjord, Norway

Opo River

2,307

Lower Mar Valley

(Ostra Mardolafoss)

Eikesdal, Norway

Mardals Stream

2,151

Tyssestrengene

Odda, Norway

Tyssa River

2,123