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Geographical Facts:-

Largest Continent

Asia, 17,212,2000 square miles

Smallest Continent

Australia,312,2000 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, US-Canada, 31,820 square miles

Deepest Ocean

Pacific Ocean, average depth 13,215 feet

Largest Ocean

Pacific Ocean, 60,060,700 square miles

Smallest Ocean

Arctic Ocean, 5,427,000 square miles

Largest Gulf

Gulf of Mexico, 615,000 square miles

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 Gorge

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

Deepest Gorge

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

Longest Mountain Range

The Andes of South America, 5,000 miles

Longesr River

The Nile, Africa, 4,180 miles

Shortest River

The Roe, Montana, US, 200 feet long

Largest River

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

Longesr Estuary

Ob River, Russia, 550 miles long, up to 50 miles wide

Larget Lagoon

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

Largest Waterfall

Angel 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

 

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