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Top Most Populous Cities

Rank City Population Area(km²) Population density(/km²) Country
1 Shanghai 17,836,133 2,605.8 6,845 China
2 Karachi 12,991,000 3,527 3,683 Pakistan
3 Istanbul 12,946,730 1,831 7,166 Turkey
4 Mumbai 12,478,447 603 20,694 India
5 Beijing 11,716,000 1,368.32 7,400 China
6 Moscow 11,551,930 1,091 10,588 Russia
7 São Paulo 11,316,149 1,523 7,383 Brazil
8 Tianjin 11,090,314 7,422 1,494 China
9 Guangzhou 11,070,654 3,843 2,881 China
10 Delhi 11,007,835 1,397.29 7,877.9 India
11 Seoul 10,575,447605.25 17,473 South Korea
12 Shenzhen 10,357,938 1,989 5,201 China
13 Jakarta 9,588,198 662.33 14,476 Indonesia
14 Tokyo 8,887,608 617.18 14,400 Japan
15 Mexico City 8,873,017 1,485.49 5,973 Mexico
16 Kinshasa 8,754,000 2,016 4,342 Democratic Republic of the Congo
17 Bangalore 8,425,970 709.5 11,876 India
18 Dongguan 8,220,237 2,465 3,335 China
19 New York City 8,175,133 789.4 10,356 United States
20 Lagos 7,937,932999.6 7,938 Nigeria

Last updated on : 16/09/2019

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Tallest statues in the World

Statue Depicts Location Height Notes
Spring Temple Buddha Buddha - Vairocana Buddha Lushan, Henan,China 128 m (420 ft) It includes a 22 m (72 ft) lotus throne. Placed on a 25 m (82ft) pedestal/building. 153 m (502 ft) total monument height. Completed in 2002.
Laykyun Setkyar Buddha - Standing Buddha Monywa, Sagaing Division,Myanmar 116 m (381 ft) Stands on a 13.5 m (44 ft) throne. 130 m (427 ft) total monument height. Completed in 2008
Ushiku Daibutsu Buddha - Amitabha Buddha Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture,Japan 110 m (361 ft) Includes the 10 m (33 ft) lotus throne. 10 m (33 ft) pedestal/building. 120 m (394 ft) total monument height. Completed in 1995.
Nanshan Haishang Guanyin Avalokitesvara Sanya, Hainan, China 108 m (354 ft) Completed in 2005
Emperors Yan and Huang Yan and Huang, Emperors of China Zhengzhou, Henan, China 106 m (348 ft) Completed in 2007
Sendai Daikannon Avalokitesvara Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan 100 m (328 ft) Completed in 1991
Qianshou Qianyan Guanyin of Weishan Guanyin Weishan, Changsha, Hunan province, China 99 m (324.5 ft) Gilded bronze statue. Completed in 2009.
Peter the Great Statue Peter I of Russia Moscow, Russia 96 m (315 ft) Completed in 1997.
Great Buddha of Thailand Buddha - Sakayamuni Ang Thong, Thailand 92 m (300 ft) Completed in 2008.
Grand Buddha at Ling Shan Buddha - Gautama Buddha Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China 88 m (289 ft) Completed in 1996.
Dai Kannon of Kita no Miyako park Avalokitesvara - Byakue Kannon Ashibetsu, Hokkaidō, Japan 88 m (289 ft) Completed in 1989.
Last Updated on : 17/09/2019

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Tallest Towers in the world

Rank Name Pinnacle height (meters) YearLocation Notes
1 Tokyo Sky Tree 634 m 2011 Tokyo, Japan Topped out at 18 March 2011
2 Canton Tower 600 m 2010 Guangzhou, China Tallest tower in the world 2009-2011
3 CN Tower 553.33 m 1976 Toronto, Canada Tallest freestanding structure in the world 1975-2007, tallest structure in the western hemisphere.
4 Ostankino Tower 540.1 m 1967 Moscow, Russia Tallest freestanding structure in the world, 1967-1975, tallest in Europe.
5 Oriental Pearl Tower 468.0 m 1994 Shanghai, China Tallest structure in China, 1994-2007.
6 Milad Tower 435 m 2007 Tehran, Iran Tallest structure in Iran since 2007
7 Menara Kuala Lumpur 421 m 1994 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
8 Tianjin Radio and Television Tower 415.2 m 1991 Tianjin, China
9 Central Radio and TV Tower 405 m 1992 Beijing, China
10 Kiev TV Tower 385 m 1973Kiev, Ukraine Tallest freestanding lattice tower in the world
11 Tashkent Tower 374.9 m 1985 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Tallest structure in Central Asia
12 Liberation Tower 372 m 1996 Kuwait City, Kuwait Clad in ceramics
13 Almaty Tower 371.5 m 1983 Almaty, Kazakhstan
14 Riga Radio and TV Tower 368.5 m 1987 Riga, Latvia Tallest structure in the European Union.
15 Berliner Fernsehturm 368 m 1969 Berlin, Germany Tallest structure in Germany.
Last updated on: 20/09/2019
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Tallest buildings in the world

Rank Building City Country Height
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai UAE 828 m
2 Abraj Al-Bait Towers Mecca Saudi Arabia 601 m
3 Taipei 101 Taipei Taiwan 509 m
4 Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai China 492 m
5 International Commerce Centre Hong Kong Hong Kong 484 m
6 Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 452 m
6 Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 452 m
8 Nanjing Greenland Financial Center Nanjing China 450 m
9 Willis Tower Chicago USA 442 m 
10 Kingkey 100 Shenzhen China 442 m
11 Guangzhou West Tower Guangzhou China 438 m
12 Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago USA 423 m
13 Jin Mao Tower Shanghai China 421 m
14 Two International Finance Centre Hong Kong Hong Kong 413 m
15 Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City Kuwait 412 m


Last updated on: 19/09/2019
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Smallest countries in the World (Top10)

RankCountry NameCountry Area(square km)
1 Vatican City   0.44
2 Monaco   1.95
3 Pitcairn Islands   5
4 Gibraltar   6
5 Tokelau   12
6 Nauru   21
7 Tuvalu   26
8 Norfolk Island   36
9 Bermuda   53
10 San Marino  

Last updated on: 19/09/2019

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Largest countries in area


1.) Russia with a total area of 6,592,800 sq miles is the largest country in the world. It covers more that one-eight of the total world's land area.

2.) Canada with a total area of 3,849,674 sq miles stands second in the list of largest countries in area.
Interestingly Canada is the largest country when it comes to the entire Western Hemisphere.

Country Area(sq km) Location
Russia
Canada
United States of America
China
Brazil
Australia
India
Argentina
Kazakhstan
Sudan
17,075,200
9,976,140
9,629,091
3,539,245
9596960
7,686,850
3,287,590
2,766,890
2,717,300
2,505,813
Europe - Asia 
North America
Asia 
North America
South America
South Pacific
Asia 
South America
Asia 
Africa

Last updated on: 19/09/2019
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Biggest man made Lakes

Name of LakesLocationMillion cubic metersYear completed
Owen FallsUganda204,8001954
KaribaZimbabwe181,5921959
BratskCIS *169,2701964
High Aswan (Sadd - el - Aali)Egypt168,0001970
AkosomboGhana148,0001965
Daniel JohnsonCanada141,8521968
Guri (Raul Leoni)Venezuela136,0001986
KrasnoyarskCIS *73,3001967
Bennet W.A.CCanada70,3091967
ZeyaCIS *68,4001978
CabotaMozambique63,0001974
La Grande 2Canada61,7201982
La Grande 3Canada60,0201982
Ust-IIimskCIS *59,3001980
Volga-V.I. LeninCIS *58,0001955
CaniapiscauCanada53,7901981
Pati (Chapeton)Argentina53,700-
Upper WaingangaIndia50,700-
Sao FelixBrazil50,600-
BukhtarmaCIS *49,7401960
Ataturk (Karababa)Turkey48,000-
Cerros ColoradosArgentina48,0001973
IrkutskCIS *46,0001956
TucuruiBrazil36,3751967
SanmenxiaCIS *35,9001960
HooverChina35,4001936
SobridinhoNavada / Arizona35,1541981
Glen CanyonBrazil34,2001964
JenpegCanada31,7901975
* The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS *) formed when the former Soviet Union (now called Russia) totally dissolved in 1991. At its conception it consisted of ten former Soviet Republics: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Last Updated on: 19/09/2019

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Longest Rivers in the World

Approx. length
River Source Outflow mileskm
NileTributaries of Lake Victoria, Africa Mediterranean Sea  4,180 6,690
Amazon Glacier-fed lakes, Peru Atlantic Ocean 3,912 6,296
Mississippi-Missouri-  Red Rock Source of Red Rock, Montana Gulf of Mexico 3,710 5,970
Chang Jiang (Yangtze) Tibetan plateau, China China Sea 3,602 5,797
Ob Altai Mts., Russia Gulf of Ob 3,459 5,567
Huang He (Yellow) Eastern part of Kunlan Mts., West China Gulf of Chihli 2,900 4,667
Yenisei Tannu-Ola Mts., western Tuva, Russia Arctic Ocean 2,800 4,506
Paraná Confluence of Paranaiba and Grande rivers Río de la Plata 2,795 4,498
Irtish Altai Mts., Russia Ob River 2,758 4,438
Zaire (Congo) Confluence of Lualab and Luapula rivers, CongoAtlantic Ocean 2,716 4,371
Heilong (Amur) Confluence of Shilka (Russia) and
Argun (Manchuria) rivers
Tatar Strait 2,704 4,352
Lena Baikal Mts., Russia Arctic Ocean 2,652 4,268
Mackenzie Head of Finlay River,
British Columbia, Canada
Beaufort Sea  (Arctic Ocean) 2,635 4,241
Niger Guinea Gulf of Guinea 2,600 4,184
Mekong Tibetan highlands South China Sea 2,500 4,023
Mississippi Lake Itasca, Minnesota Gulf of Mexico 2,348 3,779
Missouri Confluence of Jefferson, Gallatin, and
Madison rivers, Montana
Mississippi River 2,315 3,726
Volga Valdai plateau, Russia Caspian Sea 2,291 3,687
Madeira Confluence of Beni and Maumoré rivers,
Bolivia–Brazil boundary
Amazon River 2,012 3,238
Purus Peruvian Andes Amazon River 1,993 3,207
São Francisco Southwest Minas Gerais, Brazil Atlantic Ocean 1,987 3,198
Yukon Junction of Lewes and Pelly rivers,
Yukon Territory, Canada
Bering Sea 1,979 3,185
St. Lawrence Lake Ontario Gulf of St. Lawrence 1,900 3,058
Rio Grande San Juan Mts., Colorado Gulf of Mexico 1,885 3,034
Brahmaputra Himalayas Ganges River 1,800 2,897
Indus Himalayas Arabian Sea 1,800 2,897
Danube Black Forest, Germany Black Sea 1,766 2,842
Euphrates Confluence of Murat Nehri and
Kara Su rivers, Turkey
Shatt-al-Arab 1,739 2,799
Darling Central part of Eastern Highlands, Australia Murray River 1,702 2,739
Zambezi 11°21'S, 24°22'E, Zambia Mozambique Channel 1,700 2,736
Tocantins Goiás, Brazil Pará River 1,677 2,699
Murray Australian Alps, New South Wales Indian Ocean 1,609 2,589
Nelson Head of Bow River,
western Alberta, Canada
Hudson Bay 1,600 2,575
Paraguay Mato Grosso, Brazil Paraná River 1,584 2,549
Ural Southern Ural Mts., Russia Caspian Sea 1,574 2,533
Ganges Himalayas Bay of Bengal 1,557 2,506
Amu Darya (Oxus) Nicholas Range, Pamir Mts,
Turkmenistan
Aral Sea 1,500 2,414
Japurá Andes, Colombia Amazon River 1,500 2,414
Salween Tibet, south of Kunlun Mts. Gulf of Martaban 1,500 2,414
Arkansas Central Colorado Mississippi River 1,459 2,348
Colorado Grand County, Colorado Gulf of California 1,450 2,333
Dnieper Valdai Hills, Russia Black Sea 1,419 2,284
Ohio-Allegheny Potter County, Pennsylvania Mississippi River 1,306 2,102
Irrawaddy Confluence of Nmai and Mali rivers,
Northeast Burma
Bay of Bengal 1,300 2,092
Orange Lesotho Atlantic Ocean 1,300 2,092
Orinoco Serra Parima Mts., Venezuela Atlantic Ocean 1,281 2,062
Pilcomayo Andes Mts., Bolivia Paraguay River 1,242 1,999
Xi Jiang (Si Kiang) Eastern Yunnan Province, China China Sea 1,236 1,989
Columbia Columbia Lake, British Columbia, Canada Pacific Ocean 1,232 1,983
Don Tula, Russia Sea of Azov 1,223 1,968
Sungari China–North Korea boundary Amur River 1,215 1,955
Saskatchewan Canadian Rocky Mts. Lake Winnipeg 1,205 1,939
Peace Stikine Mts., British Columbia, Canada Great Slave River 1,195 1,923
Tigris Taurus Mts., Turkey Shatt-al-Arab 1,180 1,899

Last updated on: 19/09/2019

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Deepest Sea Trenches


The oceanic trenches are hemispheric-scale long but narrow topographic depressions of the sea floor. They are also the deepest parts of the ocean floor.

Trenches define one of the most important natural boundaries on the Earth’s solid surface: the one between two lithospheric plates. 

There are three types of lithospheric plate boundaries:  

1.) divergent (where lithosphere and oceanic crust is created at mid-ocean ridges),

2.) convergent (where one lithospheric plate sinks beneath another and returns to the mantle), and

3.) transform (where two lithospheric plates slide past each other).

Trench OceanDeepest Point Depth
Mariana Trench Pacific OceanChallenger Deep 11,033 m (36,198 ft)
Tonga Trench Pacific OceanVityaz 11 (Tonga) 10,882 m (35,702 ft)
Kuril–Kamchatka Trench Pacific Ocean--- 10,542 m (34,587 ft)
Philippine Trench Pacific OceanGalathea deep 10,540 m (34,580 ft)
Kermadec Trench Pacific Ocean--- 10,047 m (32,963 ft)
Izu-Bonin Trench (Izu-Ogasawara Trench) Pacific Ocean--- 9,780 m (32,090 ft)
Japan Trench Pacific Ocean---- 9,000 m (30,000 ft)
Puerto Rico Trench Atlantic OceanMilwaukee Deep 8,800 m (28,900 ft)
Peru-Chile Trench or Atacama Trench Pacific Ocean--- 8,065 m (26,460 ft)


Last updated on: 18/09/2019

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Largest Lakes(natural) - World

Area Length Maximum depth
Name and location sq. mi. km mi. km ft.m

Caspian Sea,
Azerbaijan-Russia-  Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran
152,239 394,299 745 1,199 3,104 946
Superior,
U.S.-Canada
31,820 82,414 383 616 1,333 406
Victoria,
Tanzania-Uganda
26,828 69,485 200 322 270 82
Huron,
U.S.-Canada
23,010 59,596 247 397 750 229
Michigan,
U.S.
22,400 58,016 321 517 923 281
Aral,
Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan
13,00033,800 266 428 223 68
Tanganyika,
Tanzania-Congo
12,700 32,893 420 676 4,708 1,435
Baikal,
Russia
12,162 31,500 395 636 5,712 1,741
Great Bear,
Canada
12,000 31,080 232 373 270 82
Nyasa,
Malawi-Mozambique-Tanzania
11,600 30,044 360 579 2,316 706
Great Slave,
Canada
11,170 28,930 298 480 2,015 614
Chad,
Chad-Niger-Nigeria
9,946 25,760 23 7
Erie,
U.S.-Canada
9,930 25,719 241 388 210 64
Winnipeg,
Canada
9,094 23,553 264 425 204 62
Ontario,
U.S.-Canada
7,520 19,477 193 311 778 237
Balkhash,
Kazakhstan

7,115 18,428 376 605 87 27
Ladoga,
Russia
7,000 18,130 124 200 738 225
Onega,
Russia
3,819 9,891 154 248 361 110

Titicaca,
Bolivia-Peru
3,141 8,135 110 177 1,214 370
Nicaragua,
Nicaragua
3,089 8,001 110 177 230 70
Athabaska,
Canada
3,058 7,920 208 335 407 124
Rudolf,
Kenya
2,473 6,405 154 248
Reindeer,
Canada
2,444 6,330 152 245
Eyre,
South Australia

2,400 6,216 130 209 varies varies
Issyk-Kul,
Kyrgyzstan
2,394 6,200 113 182 2,297 700
Urmia,
Iran
2,317 6,001 81 130 49 15
Torrens,
South Australia
2,200 5,698 130 209
Vänern,
Sweden
2,141 5,545 87 140 322 98
Winnipegosis,
Canada
2,086 5,403 152 245 59 18
Mobutu Sese Seko,
Uganda
2,046 5,299 100 161 180 55
Nettilling,
Baffin Island, Canada

1,950 5,051 70 113
Nipigon,
Canada
1,870 4,843 72 116
Manitoba,
Canada
1,817 4,706 140 225 22 7
Great Salt,
U.S.
1,800 4,662 75 121 15–25 5–8
Kioga,
Uganda
1,700 4,403 50 80 about 30 9

Last Updated on: 18/09/2019
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Largest Seas

Name Area(sq.Km) Average depth
(metres)
South China Sea 2,974,600
Caribbean Sea 2,753,000 2,400
Mediterranean Sea 2,503,000 1,485
Bering Sea 2,268,180 1,400
Gulf of Mexico 1,542,985 1,500
Sea of Okhotsk 1,527,570 840
East China Sea 1,249,150 180
Hudson Bay 1,232,300 120
Sea of Japan 1,007,500 1,370
Andaman Sea 797,700 865

Last Updated on: 18/09/2019
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Largest Islands of World


An island is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water.

Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls can be called islets, cays or keys.

An island in a river or lake may be called an eyot, or holm.

A grouping of geographically or geologically related islands is called an archipelago.

Island Location and political affiliationArea (sq. km)
Greenland North Atlantic (Danish) 2,175,597
New Guinea Southwest Pacific
(West Papua [Irian Jaya], Indonesia, western part; Papua New Guinea, eastern part)
800,311
Borneo West mid-Pacific
(Indonesian, south part; Brunei and Malaysian, north part)
744,108
Madagascar Indian Ocean (Malagasy Republic) 587,931
Baffin North Atlantic (Canadian) 507,451
Sumatra Northeast Indian Ocean (Indonesian) 473,605
Honshu Sea of Japan–Pacific (Japanese) 230,966
Great Britain Off coast of NW Europe
(England, Scotland, and Wales)
229,979
Victoria Arctic Ocean (Canadian) 217,291
Ellesmere Arctic Ocean (Canadian) 196,236
Sulawesi (Celebes) West mid-Pacific (Indonesian) 189,218
South Island South Pacific (New Zealand) 151,215
Java Indian Ocean (Indonesian) 132,189
North Island South Pacific (New Zealand) 115,778
Cuba Caribbean Sea (republic)110,860
Newfoundland North Atlantic (Canadian) 108,860
Luzon West mid-Pacific (Philippines) 104,688
Iceland North Atlantic (republic) 103,082
Mindanao West mid-Pacific (Philippines) 94,631
Ireland West of Great Britain
(republic, south part; United Kingdom, north part)
84,426
Hokkaido Sea of Japan–Pacific (Japanese) 83,515
Sakhalin (Karafuto) North of Japan (Russian) 76,405
Hispaniola Caribbean Sea
(Dominican Republic, east part; Haiti, west part)
75,887
Banks Arctic Ocean (Canadian) 70,028
Tasmania South of Australia (Australian) 67,858
Sri Lanka (Ceylon) Indian Ocean (republic) 64,491
Devon Arctic Ocean (Canadian) 55,247
Tierra del Fuego Southern tip of South America
(Argentinian, east part; Chilean, west part)
48,187
Axel Heiberg Arctic Ocean (Canadian) 43,178
Melville Arctic Ocean (Canadian) 42,149
Kyushu Sea of Japan–Pacific (Japanese) 42,018
Southampton Hudson Bay (Canadian) 41,214

Last Updated on: 18/09/2019

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Deserts in the World

Africa
  • Algerian Desert – part of the Sahara located in Algeria
  • Arabian Desert – a desert stretching from Eastern Egypt to Iraq
  • Blue Desert – a desert in Egypt
  • Kalahari Desert – covering much of Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa
  • Karoo – a semi-desert region in South Africa
  • Libyan Desert – part of the Sahara located in Libya
  • Namib Desert – a desert in present day Namibia
  • Nubian Desert – a desert in present day Sudan
  • Owami Desert – a desert in Nigeria
  • Sahara Desert – the world's largest hot desert
  • Sinai Desert – a desert located on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt
  • White Desert – a desert in Egypt
Antarctica
    • Antarctica Desert - largest Polar/desert in the world.
    Arctic Basin
      • Arctic Desert - large tundra in the Arctic
      • North American Arctic - large tundra on the North America
      • Russian Arctic - the large tundra in Russia
      Asia
        • Akshi Desert - a desert in India
        • Badain Jaran - a desert located in China
        • Cholistan - a desert in India
        • Dasht-e Kavir - a desert in central Iran
        • Dasht-e Lut - a large salt desert in southeastern Iran
        • Gobi - a desert in Mongolia and China
        • Indus Valley Desert - a desert located in Pakistan
        • Kara Kum - a large Central Asian desert
        • Kharan desert - a desert located in Pakistan
        • Kyzyl Kum - a desert in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
        • La Paz Sand Dunes - a desert in northern Philippines
        • Lop Desert - a desert in China
        • Ordos - a desert in northern China
        • Rub' al Khali - a desert located in Saudi Arabia
        • Taklamakan - a desert located in China
        • Thal Desert
        • Thar Desert - a desert in Pakistan and India.
        Australia & New Zealand
        • Central Desert - a central Australian desert
        • Gibson Desert – a central Australian desert
        • Great Sandy Desert – a northwestern Australian desert
        • Great Victoria Desert
        • Little Sandy Desert – a western Australian desert
        • Rangipo Desert – a barren desert-like plateau (with 1.5-2.5 m/yr rainfall)
        • on the North Island Volcanic Plateau in New Zealand
        • Simpson Desert – a central Australian desert
        • Strzelecki Desert – a south-central Australian desert
        • Tanami Desert – a northern Australian desert
        Europe
        • Accona Desert - a semi-desert in Central Italy
        • Bardenas Reales - a semi-desert in Navarra, Spain (455 km²)
        • Błędowska Desert – a desert located in Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland (32 km²)
        • Deliblatska Peščara - a desert located in Vojvodina, Serbia (300 km²)
        • Highlands of Iceland – the interior plateau of Iceland; not a desert by climate, but effectively one because precipitation penetrates the volcanic soil so quickly that it is unavailable to plants
        • Monegros Desert - a semi-desert in Aragón, Spain
        • Oleshky Sands - a desert located in Ukraine near Askania-Nova biosphere reserve (15 km in diameter)
        • Oltenian Sahara – a desert spanning approximately 80.000 hectares or 800 km² in the Romanian historical province of Oltenia
        • Piscinas - a desert located in South-West Sardinia, Italy (5 km²)
        • Stranja Sahara - a desert in southeastern Bulgaria near the city of Burgas. It is about 80,000 hectares, sometimes estimated to about 850 sq km. It is near the borders of Turkey and northwestern Greece.
        • Tabernas Desert – a desert in Almería, Spain (280 km²)
        Middle East
        • Arabian Desert – a vast desert complex on the Arabian Peninsula comprising the Al-Dahna Desert, Empty Quarter, Nefud Desert and other deserts
        • Dasht-e Kavir – a desert in central Iran
        • Dasht-e Lut – a large salt desert in southeastern Iran
        • Judean Desert – a desert in eastern Israel and in the West Bank
        • Maranjab Desert – a desert in central Iran
        • Negev – a desert located in southern Israel
        • Ramlat al-Sab`atayn- a sand desert in central & northeastern Yemen, part of the Empty Quarter
        • Wahiba Sands – a desert in Oman
        North America
        • Central Valley of California (which is divided into the Sacramento Valley in the north, and the San Joaquin Valley in the south). This area has largely been transformed, due to irrigation canals, to an agricultural area. It is technically a semi-arid climate.
        • Chihuahuan Desert
        • Colorado Desert
        • Mojave Desert
        • Sonoran Desert
        South America
        • Atacama – a desert in Chile and Peru, the driest place on Earth
        • La Guajira Desert – a desert in northern Colombia
        • Monte Desert – in Argentina, a smaller desert above the Patagonian
        • Patagonian Desert – the largest desert by americans, located in Argentina and Chile
        • Sechura Desert

        Last updated on: 18/09/2019

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        Largest Deserts in the World

        Rank Name TypeArea(km²) Location
        1 Antarctic Desert Polar 13,829,430 Antarctica
        2 Sahara Subtropical 9,100,000+ Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya,
        Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger,
        Sudan, Tunisia, and Western Sahara
        3 Arctic Polar 2,600,000+ Alaska (United States), Canada,
        Greenland (Denmark), Iceland and Russia
        4 Arabian Desert Subtropical 2,330,000 Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq,
        Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates,
        Oman and Yemen
        5 Gobi Desert Cold Winter 1,300,000 Mongolia and China
        6 Kalahari Desert Subtropical 900,000 Angola, Botswana,
        Namibia and South Africa
        7 Patagonian Desert Cold Winter 670,000 Argentina and Chile
        8 Great Victoria Desert Subtropical 647,000 Australia
        9 Syrian Desert Subtropical 520,000 Syria, Jordan and Iraq
        10 Great Basin Desert Cold Winter 492,000 United States
        11 Chihuahuan Desert Subtropical 450,000 Mexico and United States
        12 Great Sandy Desert Subtropical 400,000 Australia
        13 Karakum Desert Cold Winter 350,000 Turkmenistan
        14 Colorado Plateau Cold Winter 337,000 United States
        15 Sonoran Desert Subtropical 310,000 Mexico and United States
        16 Kyzyl Kum Cold Winter 300,000 Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and
        Uzbekistan
        17 Taklamakan Desert Cold Winter 270,000 China
        18 Thar Desert Subtropical 200,000 India and Pakistan
        19 Gibson Desert Subtropical 155,000 Australia
        20 Simpson Desert Subtropical 145,000 Australia
        21 Atacama Desert Cool Coastal 140,000 Chile and Peru
        22 Namib Desert Cool Coastal 81,000 Angola and Namibia
        23 Dasht-e Kavir Cold Winter 77,000 Iran
        24 Mojave Desert Subtropical 65,000 United States
        25 Dasht-e Lut Cold Winter 52,000 Iran

        Last Updated on: 17/09/2019

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        Highest Waterfalls of the World

        NameLocationSource/ RiverHeight (Ft/Mts)
        Angel (Salto Angel)Canaima Nat'l Park, Venezuela upper trib. of Rio Caroni3,212 ft
        979 m
        TugelaNatal Nat'l Park, South Africa Tugela River3,110 ft
        947 m
        Utigord (Utigordsfoss)Norwayglacier fed2,625 ft
        800 m
        Monge (Mongefoss)Marstein, NorwayMongebeck2,540 ft
        774 m
        Gocta CataractsChachapoyas, Peru2,532 ft
        771 m
        Mutarazi (Mtarazi)Nyanga Nat'l Park, ZimbabweMutarazi River2,499 ft
        762 m
        YosemiteYosemite Nat'l Park, California, U.S.Yosemite Creek2,425 ft
        739 m
        Espelands (Espelandsfoss)Hardanger Fjord, NorwayOpo River2,307 ft
        703 m
        Lower Mar Valley (Østra Mardolafoss)Eikesdal, NorwayMardals Stream2,151 ft
        655 m
        TyssestrengeneOdda, NorwayTyssa River2,123 ft
        647 m
        Cuquenan (Salto Kukenan)Kukenan Tepuy, VenezuelaCuquenan River2,000 ft
        610 m
        SentinelYosemite Nat'l Park, California, U.S.Sentinel Creek2,000 ft
        610 m
        DudhsagarGoa/Karnataka, IndiaKhandepar River1,969 ft
        600 m
        SutherlandMilford Sound, New Zealand Arthur River1,904
        580
        Kjell (Kjellfossen)Gudvanger, NorwayGudvangen Glacier1,841 ft
        561 m
        KahiwaMolokai, Hawaii, U.S.Unknown1,750 ft
        533 m
        TakkakawYoho Nat'l Park, B.C., CanadaTakkakaw Creek1,650 ft
        503 m
        RibbonYosemite Nat'l Park, California, U.S.Ribbon Stream 1,612 ft
        491 m
        King George VIGuyanaCourantyne River1,600 ft
        488 m
        Upper Mar Valley (Mardalsfossen)nr. Eikesdal, NorwayMardals Stream1,536 ft
        468 m
        Kaliuwaa (Sacred)Pahu, Hawaii, U.S.Kalanui Stream1,520 ft
        463 m
        DellaStrathcona Provincial Park, B.C., CanadaDella Lake1,444 ft
        440 m
        Gavarnienr. Lourdes, France Gave de Pau 1,384 ft
        422 m
        Cachoeira da Fumaça (Glass or Smoke)Chapada Diamantia Nat'l Park, Brazil1,378 ft
        420 m
        GiessbachBern, SwitzerlandGiessbach River1,312 ft
        400 m
        KrimmlerHohe Tauern Nat'l Park, AustriaKrimmler Ache1,250 ft
        381 m
        Vettis (Vettisfoss)Jotunheimen, Norway Utla (Trib. Mörkedola)1,215 ft
        370 m
        PapalauaMolokai, Hawaii, U.S.Kawai Nui Stream1,200 ft
        366 m
        Tin MineKosciusko Nat'l Park, AustraliaTin Mine Creek1,182 ft
        360 m
        Silver Strand (Widows' Tears)Yosemite Nat'l Park, California, U.S.Silver Strand Creek1,170 ft
        357 m
        HonokohauMaui, Hawaii, U.S.Honokohau Stream1,120 ft
        341 m
        Wallamannr. Ingham, AustraliaWallaman Creek1,001 ft
        305 m
        Spray Stream (Staubbachfalle)Lauterburnnental, Switzerland Staubbach Brook984 ft
        300 m
        King Edward VIIIGuyana Courantyne 850 ft
        259 m
        Gersoppa (Jog)Western Ghats, India Sharavati 830 ft
        253 m
        HunlenBritish Columbia, CanadaAtnarko River830 ft
        253 m
        Basaseachic (Salto Basaseachic)Barance del Cobre, MexicoPiedra Volada Creek812 ft
        246 m
        WaipioKauai, Hawaii, U.S.Kekee Stream800 ft
        244 m
        KaieteurGuyana Potaro (trib. Rio Essequibo)740 ft
        225 m
        KalamboTanzania/ZambiaKalambo River726 ft
        221 m
        Wollomombinr. Armidale, AustraliaWollomombi722 ft
        220 m
        FeigumLusterfjord, NorwayFeigumelvi715 ft
        218 m
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        Highest Volcanoes

        Mountain Height (m) Location Last Erupted
        Ojos del Salado 6887 Chile Holocene (last 10,000 years)
        Nacimiento de Jaguel 6858 Andes Ancient
        Cerro Negro 6800 Andes Ancient
        Llullaillaco 6793 Chile 1877
        Nevado de Tres Cruces 6788 Andes Ancient
        Veladero 6714 Andes Ancient
        Tipas 6660 Argentina Holocene
        Nevado de Incahuasi 6610 Andes Ancient
        Sajama 6542 Andes Ancient
        Cerro el Condor 6532 Argentina Holocene
        Macizo Tres Cruces 6500 Andes Ancient
        Cerro del Nacimiento 6493 Andes Ancient
        Nevado el Muerto 6470 Andes Ancient
        Coropuna 6377 Peru Holocene
        Parinacota 6348 Chile Holocene
        Chimborazo 6310 Ecuador 2 million years ago
        Ampato 6288 Andes Ancient
        Cumbre de Laudo 6250 Andes Ancient
        Cerro de los Patos 6250 Andes Ancient
        Pular 6233 Chile 1990
        Pomerape 6222 Andes Ancient
        Solo 6200 Andes Ancient
        Aucanquilcha 6176 Chile Holocene
        Ermitano 6146 Andes Ancient
        San Pedro 6145 Chile 1960
        Queva 6129 Andes Ancient
        Sierra Nevada 6127 Chile Holocene
        Valecito 6120 Andes Ancient
        Mulas Muertas 6119 Andes Ancient
        Antofalla 6100 Argentina 1911
        Las Peladas 6100 Andes Ancient
        Reclas 6100 Andes Ancient
        Solimana 6093 Andes Ancient
        San Pablo 6092 Andes Ancient
        Aracar 6082 Argentina 1993
        Guanaqueros 6082 Andes Ancient
        Guallatiri 6071 Chile 1985
        Nevado el Fraile 6060 Andes Ancient
        Chachani 6057 Peru Holocene
        Acotango 6052 Chile Holocene
        Copiapo 6052 Chile Uncertain
        Socompa 6051 Chile Ancient
        Acamarachi 6046 Chile Holocene
        Peinado 6043 Andes Ancient
        Salin 6033 Andes Ancient
        Hualca Hualca 6025 Andes Ancient
        Palpana 6023 Andes Ancient
        Pena Blanca 6020 Andes Ancient
        Uturuncu 6008 Bolivia Holocene
        Tupungatito 6000 Chile 1986
        Alumbrera 6000 Andes Ancient
        Lagunas Escondida 6000 Andes Ancient
        Nevado de San Francisco 6000 Andes Ancient
        Vidal Gormaz 6000 Andes Ancient
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        Highest Mountain Peaks in the World

        Mountain Location Height (m/ft) First to summit(nationality) Date
        1. Everest Nepal/Tibet 8,850 m
        29,035 ft
        Edmund Hillary (New Zealander, UK),
        Tenzing Norgay (Nepalese)
        May 29, 1953
        2. K2 (Godwin Austen) Pakistan/China 8,611 m
        28,250 ft
        A. Compagnoni,
        L. Lacedelli (Italian)
        July 31, 1954
        3.Kangchenjunga Nepal/India 8,586 m
        28,169 ft
        G. Band, J. Brown,
        N. Hardie, S. Streather (UK)
        May 25, 1955
        4. Lhotse Nepal/Tibet 8,516 m
        27,940 ft
        F. Luchsinger, E. Reiss (Swiss) May 18, 1956
        5. Makalu Nepal/Tibet 8,463 m
        27,766 ft
        J. Couzy, L. Terray, J. Franco,
        G. Magnone-Gialtsen, J. Bouier,
        S. Coupé, P. Leroux, A. Vialatte (French)
        May 15, 1955
        6. Cho Oyu Nepal/Tibet 8,201 m
        26,906 ft
        H. Tichy, S. Jöchler (Austrian),
        Pasang Dawa Lama (Nepalese)
        Oct. 19, 1954
        7. Dhaulagiri Nepal 8,167 m
        26,795 ft
        A. Schelbert, E. Forrer,
        K.Diemberger, P. Diener (Swiss),
        Nyima Dorji, Nawang Dorji (Nepalese)
        May 13, 1960
        8. Manaslu Nepal 8,163 m
        26,781 ft
        T. Imamishi, K. Kato, M. Higeta,(Japanese)
        G. Norbu (Nepalese)
        May 9, 1956
        9. Nanga Parbat Pakistan 8,125 m
        26,660 ft
        Hermann Buhl (Austrian) July 3, 1953
        10. Annapurna Nepal 8,091 m
        26,545 ft
        M. Herzog, L. Lachenal (French) June 3, 1950
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        Superlatives - World

        The Biggest 

        Biggest City (in area) - Mount Isa, Queensland (Australia) (41,225 sq km)

        Biggest Country (in area) - Russia

        Biggest Dam - Grand Be (USA)
         
        Biggest Dome - Gol Gumbaz (lndia)

        Biggest Irrigation Scheme - Llyod Barrage (Pakistan)

        Biggest Island - Greeland (Renamed Kalaallit Nunaat)


        Biggest Library - National Kie Library (CIS)


        Biggest Museum - American Museum of Natural History, New York


        Biggest Ocean - Pacific


        Biggest Palace - Vatican (ltaly)


        Biggest Planet - Jupiter


        The Highest

        Highest Airport - Lhasa (Tibet)

        Highest Dam - The Grands (Switzerland)

        Highest Mountain Range - Himalayas (Asia)

        Highest Waterfall - Angel (Venezuela)

        Highest City - Wenchuan (China)

        Highest Mountain Peak - Everest (Nepal)

        Highest Road - Leh Nobra Road (India)

        The Largest

        Largest Archipelago - Indonesia (3,000 islands)

        Largest City (population) - Tokyo (Japan)

        Largest Country (population) - China

        Largest Dam - Grand Coulee-concrete Dam (USA)

        Largest Desert - Sahara Desert (Africa)

        Largest Forest - Coniferous forest of Northern CIS

        Largest Island - Greenland

        Largest Lake (Salt Water) - Caspian Sea

        Largest Mountain Range - The Andes (South America)

        Largest Railway Platform - Kharagpur, West Bengal (lndia)

        Largest Sea - South China Sea

        Largest Temple - Angkor Vat (Kampuchea)

        Largest Bird - Ostrich

        Largest Continent - Asia

        Largest Creature - Blue Whale

        Largest Delta - Sundarbans (lndia)

        Largest Electorate - India

        Largest Gulf - Gulf of Mexico

        Largest Lake (Fresh Water) - Lake Superior (Canada)

        Largest Mosque - Jama Masjid, Delhi (India)

        Largest Peninsula - Arabia (Area-3,250,000 sq km)

        Largest Satellite - Titan (Satellite of Saturn)

        Largest Sea Bird - Albatross

        Largest Zoo - Etosha Reserve (South West Africa)

        The Longest

        Longest Epic - Mahabharata

        Longest Platform - Kharagpur (India)

        Longest River - Nile

        Longest Mountain Range - Andes (South America)

        Longest Railway - Trans Siberian Railway

        Longest Wall - Great Wall of China

        The Smallest

        Smallest Bird - Humming Bird

        Smallest Planet - Mercury

        Smallest Country - Vatican City (in area)

        The Tallest

        Tallest Animal - Giraffe

        Tallest Minaret - Sultan Hassan Mosque (Egypt)

        Tallest Statue - Motherland, Volgograd (Russia)

        Tallest Fountain - Fountain Hills (Arizona)

        Tallest Minaret (Free standing) - Qutab Minar, Delhi

        Miscellaneous

        Fastest Animal- The Peregrine Falcon

        Coldest Place- Polyus Nedostupnosti (in Antarctica)

        Hottest Place- Azizia (Libya)

        Brightest Planet- Venus

        Fastest Bird- Swift

        Driest Place- Death Valley (California)

        Rainiest Place- Masynram near Cherrapunji (lndia)

        Brightest Star- Sirius (also called the Dog Star)


        Last updated on: 22/10/2019

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