Superlatives of the World

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List of Highest, Longest, Biggest, Largest, Deepest & Smallest facts of the World

This article provides you Superlatives of the World with a list of Highest, Longest, Biggest, Largest, Deepest & Smallest facts of India and the world. 

List of Superlatives of the World is an important GK topic for exams like UPSC, MBA, SSC , SNAP, TISS, Bank PO and other government exams. You can expect at least 1-2 questions from this in any competitive exams.

World’s Largest & Smallest Country & Place -Superlatives of the World

Largest Country       –  Russia  (17,075,200 km2 (6,591,027 mi2)

Smallest Country     –  Vatican City Size: 0.17 sq. mi. (0.44 km²)Rome, Italy -Europe

Largest Continent     –  Asia, 17,212,2000 square miles

Smallest Continent   –  Australia,312,2000 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.

Largest bay             –   Hudson Bay, Canada.

World’s Largest & Smallest Rivers, Sea, Ocean, Mountains, & Waterfalls – Superlatives of the World

Longest 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

Largest Sea           –  The Mediterranean Sea, 1,144,800 square miles

Largest Ocean       –   Pacific Ocean, 60,060,700 square miles

Deepest Ocean      –   Pacific Ocean, average depth 13,215 feet

Smallest Ocean     –   Arctic Ocean, 5,427,000 square miles

Largest Lake          –   Caspian Sea, 152,239 square miles

Largest Freshwater Lake   –   Lake Superior, US-Canada, 31,820 square miles

Highest 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

Larget Lagoon                 –    Lagoa dos Patos, Brazil, 150 miles long, 4,500 square miles

Largest Waterfall             –    Angel Falls, Venezuela, 3,212 feet high

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

Highest Mountain                          – Mount Everest, Himalayan Mountains, Nepal-Tibet, 29,035 feet above sea level

The lowest mountain range                – Buena Bhaile.

Longest Mountain Range                   – The Andes of South America, 5,000 miles

Lowest Point on land                     – The Dead Sea, Israel-Jordan, water surface 1,349 feet below sea level

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

World’s Largest & Smallest Structures – Superlatives of the World

Largest museum         –  American Museum of Natural History.

Tallest tower               –  C. N. Tower, Toronto, Canada.

Largest airport            –  King Khalid International Airport, Saudi Arabia.

Largest church           –  Basilica of St. Peter, Vatican City, Rome.

Tallest statue             –  Spring Temple Buddha, China -153 m (502 ft) total monument height

Largest railway tunnel –  Seikan Tunnel, Japan – Once completed in 2016, the Gotthard Base Tunnel (Switzerland) will be the longest railway tunnel in the world.

The largest cinema     –  Fox theatre, Detroit, USA.

Tallest office building   – Sears Tower, Chicago.

Largest Archipelago    –  Indonesia, 3,500-mile stretch of 17,000 islands

Biggest, Highest, Largest, Longest & Deepest – Superlatives of the India

Below are the list of Highest, Longest, Biggest, Largest, Deepest & Smallest facts of India:

1.Longest riverGanges
2Longest tributary river of IndiaYamuna
3.Longest river of the south IndiaGodavari
4.Longest Road in IndiaGrand Trunk Road
5.State with longest coastline in IndiaGujarat
6.Longest tunnel in IndiaJawahar tunnel (Jammu & Kashmir)
7.Longest national highway in IndiaNH-7 which runs from Varanasi to Kanyakumari
8.Longest Dam in IndiaHirakund Dam (Orissa)
9.Longest River Bride in IndiaBhupen Hazarika Bridge
10.Longest Railway PlatformGorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)
11.Longest Populated City in IndiaMumbai
12.Longest river which forms estuary in IndiaNarmada
13.Longest Beach in IndiaMarina Beach, Chennai
14.Largest Museum in IndiaIndian Museum
15.Largest Desert in IndiaThar desert
16.Largest State (Area) in IndiaRajasthan
17.Largest forest state in IndiaMadhya Pradesh
18.Highest Dam in IndiaTehri Dam
19.Highest Award in IndiaBharat Ratna
20.Highest Gallantry Award in IndiaParamveer Chakra
21.Highest sports award in IndiaRajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
22.Highest Battle field in IndiaSiachin Glacier
23.Smallest State (Area) in IndiaGoa
24.Smallest State (Population) in IndiaSikkim
25.Largest lake (Fresh water)Wular lake
26.Largest MosqueJama Masjid, Delhi
27.Highest AirportKushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
28.Largest River(deepest) in the WorldsAmazon

» Oldest Religion – Hinduism
» Oldest National Flag – Denmark
» Oldest Plant – Rose
» Oldest Capital City – Damascus
» Fastest Bird – Swift
» Fastest Planet – Mercury
» Fastest Land Animal – Cheetah
» Shortest River – Roe (Montana)
» Hottest Planet – Venus
» Lowest Point on Earth – Dead Sea
» Lowest Temperature – Absolute Zero (-273oC)
» Least Populous City – Vatican
» Most Poisonous Fish – Puffer Fish
» Coldest Place – Vostok (Antarctica)
» Strongest Natural Fibre – Silk
» Widest Bridge – Sydney Harbour Bridge
» Busiest Airport – Chicago O’Hare International Airport
» Coldest Planet – Neptune
» Widest Waterfall – Khone Falls

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