Thursday, 6 October 2016

Smallest Biggest in World


   

Geographical Facts:-

Largest ContinentAsia, 17,212,2000 square miles
Smallest ContinentAustralia,312,2000 square miles
Highest MountainMount Everest, Himalayan Mountains, Nepal-Tibet, 29,035 feet above sea level
Lowest Point on landThe Dead Sea, Israel-Jordan, water surface 1,349 feet below sea level
Deepest Underwater TrenchMarina Trench, 200 miles southwest of Guam in the Pacific Ocean, 36,198 feet below the ocean surface
Largest SeaThe Mediterranean Sea, 1,144,800 square miles
Highest LakeThe Highest navigable lake is Lake Titicaca in Peru, 12,500 feet above sea level
Lowest LakeThe Dead Sea, Israel-Jordan, surface of water 1,349 feet below sea level
Largest LakeCaspian Sea, 152,239 square miles
Largest Freshwater LakeLake Superior, US-Canada, 31,820 square miles
Deepest OceanPacific Ocean, average depth 13,215 feet
Largest OceanPacific Ocean, 60,060,700 square miles
Smallest OceanArctic Ocean, 5,427,000 square miles
Largest GulfGulf of Mexico, 615,000 square miles
BayThe Bay of Bengal, 1,300,000 square miles
Largest IslandGreenland, 839,999 square miles
Largest PeninsulaArabia, 1,250,000 square miles
Largest ArchipelagoIndonesia, 3,500-mile stretch of 17,000 islands
Largest GorgeGrand Canyon, Colorado River, Arizona, US, 217 miles long, 4-18 miles wide, 1 mile deep
Deepest GorgeHells Canyon, Snake River, Idaho, 7,900 feet deep
Longest Mountain RangeThe Andes of South America, 5,000 miles
Longesr RiverThe Nile, Africa, 4,180 miles
Shortest RiverThe Roe, Montana, US, 200 feet long
Largest RiverThe Amazon, South America, basin of 2,500,000 square miles
Longesr EstuaryOb River, Russia, 550 miles long, up to 50 miles wide
Larget LagoonLagoa dos Patos, Brazil, 150 miles long, 4,500 square miles
Largest WaterfallAngel Falls, Venezuela, 3,212 feet high


Oceans of the World (by Size)
  • Pacific (155,557,000 sq km)
  • Atlantic (76,762,000 sq km)
  • Indian (68,556,000 sq km)
  • Southern (20,327,000 sq km)
  • Artic (14,056,000 sq km)

Ocean's Greatest Depths
  • Mariana Trench, Pacific Ocean 35,827 ft
  • Puerto Rico Trench, Atlantic Ocean 30,246 ft
  • Java Trench, Indian Ocean 24,460 ft
  • Arctic Basin, Arctic Ocean, 18,456 ft

Major Seas (by Size)
  • South China (2,974,600 sq km)
  • Caribbean (2,515,900 sq km)
  • Mediterranean (2,510,000 sq km)
  • Bering (2,261,100 sq km)
  • Gulf of Mexico (1,507,600 sq km)
  • Arabian Sea (1,498,320 sq km)
  • Sea of Okhotsk (1,392,100 sq km)
  • Sea of Japan (East Sea - 1,012,900 sq km)
  • Hudson Bay (730,100 sq km)
  • East China (664,600 sq km)
  • Andaman (564,900 sq km)
  • Black (507,900 sq km)
  • Red (453,000 sq km)

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(Yello), 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 Slave, Canada (28,568 sq km)
  • Erie, North America (25,667 sq km)
  • Winnipeg, Canada (24,387 sq km)
  • Ontario, North America (19,529 sq km)

Deepest Lake (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)

Tallest Mountains (on each Continent)
  • Mount Everest 8859 m - Asia
  • Aconcagua 6959 m - S. America
  • Mount McKinley 6194 m - N. America
  • Mount Kilimanjaro 5963 m - Africa
  • Mount Elbrus 5633 m - Europe
  • Puncak Jaya 4884 m - Oceania
  • Vinson Massif 4897 m - Antarctica
Oldest Countries
  • San Marino (301 AD)
  • France (486 AD)
  • Bulgaria (632 AD)
  • Denmark (950 AD)
  • Portugal (1143 AD)
  • Andorra (1278 AD)
  • Switzerland (1291 AD)

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

Continents of the World (by Size)
  • #1 Asia (445,579,000 sq km)
  • #2 Africa (30,065,000 sq km)
  • #3 North America (24,256,000 sq km)
  • #4 South America (17,819,000 sq km)
  • #5 Antarctica (13,209,000 sq km)
  • #6 Europe (9,938,000 sq km)
  • #7 Australia/Oceania (7,687,000 sq km)

Continets by Population
  • #1 Asia
  • #2 Africa
  • #3 Europe
  • #4 North America
  • #5 South America
  • #6 Australia/Oceania
  • #7 Antarctica

Continents by number of Countries
  • #1 Africa (53)
  • #2 Europe (46)
  • #3 Asia (44)
  • #4 North America (23)
  • #5 Oceania (14)
  • #6 South America (12)

Countries with Most land Boundaries
  • China - 14
  • Russian Federation -14
  • Brazil - 10
  • Congo, Germany and Sudan - 10
  • Austria, France, Tanzania, Turkey and Zambia - 8

Top 10 Tallest Mountains
  • Mount Everst, 8850m (29035 ft) - Nepal
  • Qogir (K2), 8611 m (28250 ft) - India
  • Kangchenjunga 8586 m (28169 ft) - Nepal
  • Lhotse, 8501 m (27929 ft) - Nepal
  • Makalu I, 8462 m (27765 ft) - Nepal
  • Cho Oyu, 8201 m (26906 ft) - Nepal
  • Dhaulagiri, 8167 m (26794 ft) - Nepal
  • Manaslu I, 8156 m (26758 ft) - Nepal
  • Nanga Parbat, 8125 m (26658 ft) - Pakistan
  • Annapurna I, 8091 m (26545 ft) - Nepal