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GEOGRAPHICAL FACTS ABOUT NATIONS OF THE WORLD
Tuesday, 27 December 2011 04:27

OLDEST COUNTRIES

  • San Marino               (301 AD)
  • France                     (486 AD)
  • Bulgaria                    (632 AD)
  • Denmark                  (950 AD)
  • Portugal                   (1143 AD)
  • Andorra                    (1278 AD)
  • Switzerland               (1291 AD)

COUNTRIES WITH MOST LAND BORDERS

(The Most Neighbouring Countries)

  • China                                  (14)
  • Russian Federation                (14)
  • Brazil                                   (10)
  • Congo, Germany and Sudan   (9)

YOUNGEST COUNTRIES

  • Montenegro                          (July 2006)
  • Serbia                                  (July 2006)
  • East Timor                            (2002)
  • Palau                                    (1994)
  • Czech Republic                       (1993)
  • Eritrea                                  (1993)
  • Slovakia                                (1993)
  • Bosnia /Hertzegovina              (1992)

GEOGRAPHY SUPERLATIVE

Largest Continent

Asia, 17,212,000 Square miles

Smallest Continent

Australia, 3,132,000 Square miles

Highest Mountain

Mount Everest, Himalayan Mountains, Nepal-Tibet, 29,035 Feet above sea level

Lowest Point on Land

The Dead Sea, Israel-Jordan, water surface 1,349 feet below sea level

Deepest Underwater Trench

Marina Trench, 200 miles southwest of Guam in the Pacific Ocean, 36,198 feet below the ocean surface

Largest Sea

The Mediterranean Sea, 1,144,800 square miles

Highest Lake

The highest navigable lake is Lake Titicaca in Peru, 12,500 feet above sea level

Lowest Lake

The Dead Sea, Israel-Jordan surface, of water 1,349 feet below sea level

Largest Lake

Caspian Sea, 152,239 square miles

Largest Freshwater Lake

Lake Superior, U.S.-Canada, 31,820 square miles

Deepest Ocean

Pacific Ocean, average dept 13,215 feet

Largest Ocean

Pacific Ocean 60,060,700 square miles

Smallest Ocean

Arctic Ocean, 5,247,000 Square miles

Largest Gulf

Gulf of Mexico, 615,000 Square miles

Largest Bay

The Bay of Bengal, 1,300,000 Square miles

Largest Island

Greenland, 839,999 Square miles

Largest Peninsula

Arabia, 1,250,000 Square miles

Largest Archipelago

Indonesia, 3,500 mile stretch of 17,000 islands

Largest George

Grand Canyon, Colorado River, Arizona, U.S. 217 miles long, 4-18 miles wide, 1 mile deep

Deepest George

Hells Canyon, Snake River, Idaho, 7,900 feet deep

Longest Mountain Range

The Andes of South America, 5,000 miles

Longest River

The Nile, Africa, 4,180 miles

Shortest River

The Roe, Montana, U.S., 200 feet long

Largest River

The Amazon, basin of 2,500,000 Square miles South America

Longest Estuary

OB River, Russia 550 miles long, upto 50 miles wide

Largest Lagoon

Lagoa dos Patos, Brazil, 150 miles long, 4,500 Square miles

Largest Waterfall

Angel Falls, Venezuela, 3,212 feet high

 

BIGGEST, HIGHEST AND LARGEST IN THE WORLD

Animal, Tallest

Giraffe

Archipelago Largest

Indonesia

Bird, Fastest

Swift

Bird, Largest

Ostrich

Bird, Smallest

Humming Bird

Bridge, Longest

Railway Huey P. Long Bridge, Louisiana (USA)

Building Tallest in the World

Teipei 101, Taiwan

Canal, Longest irrigational

The Kalakumsky Canal

Canal, Longest

Suez Canal

Capital, Highest

La Paz (Bolivia)

City, Biggest in Area

Mount Isa (Australia)

City, Largest in Population

Tokyo

City, Costliest

Tokyo

City, Highest

Van Chuan (China)

Creature, Largest

Blue Whale

Delta, Largest

Sunderban (Bangladesh and India)

Deserts, Largest (World)

Sahara (Africa)

Desert, Largest (Asia)

Gobi

Dam, Largest

Grand Coulee Dam (USA)

Dam, Highest

Hoover Dam (USA)

Diamond, Largest

The Cullinan

Dome, Largest

Astrodome, in Housten (USA)

Epic, Largest

Mahabharat

Irrigation Scheme, Largest

Lloyd Barrage, Sukkhur (Pakistan)

Island, Largest

Greenland

Sea, Largest

Mediterranean Sea

Lake, Deepest

Baikal (Siberia)

Lake, Largest (Artificial)

Lake Mead (Boulder Dam)

Lake, Highest

Titicaca (Bolivia)

Lake, Largest (Fresh Water)

Superior

Lake Largest (Salt Water)

Caspian

Library, Largest

United States Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

Mountain Peak, Highest Everest

Nepal

Mountain Range

Andes (South America)

Museum, Largest

British Museum, London

Park, Largest

Yellow Stone National Park (USA)

Peninsula, Largest

Arabia

Place, Coldest (Habitated)

Verkhoyansk (Siberia)

Place, Dryest

Iqique (in Atacama Desert, Chile)

Place, Hottest

Azizia (Libya, Africa)

Place, Rainiest

Mausinram (Meghalaya, India)

Planet, Biggest

Jupiter

Planet, Brightest

Venus

Planet, Smallest

Pluto

Plateau, Highest

Pamir (Tibet)

Platform, Longest

Kharagpur (India)

Railway, Longest

Trans-Siberian Railway

Railway Station, Largest

Grand Central Terminal, Chicago (USA)

River, Longest

Nile (Africa)

River, Largest

Amazon (South America)

Sea-Bird, Largest

Albatross

Star, Brightest

Sirius

Statue, Tallest Statue of Motherland

Volgagrad (Russia)

Telescope, Largest Radio

New Mexico (USA)

Tramway, World’s First

New York

Tunnel, Longest (Railway)

Tanna (Japan)

Tunnel, Longest (Road)

Mont Blanc Tunnel between France and Italy

Volcano, Highest

Ojos Del Salado (Andes, Ecuador)

Volcano, Most Active

Maunaloa (Hawaii-USA)

Wall, Longest

Great Wall of China

Waterfall, Highest

Angel (Venezuela)

Water, Lowest Body

Dead Sea

Zoo, Largest

Kruger National Park, South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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