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.
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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:
|2||Longest tributary river of India||Yamuna|
|3.||Longest river of the south India||Godavari|
|4.||Longest Road in India||Grand Trunk Road|
|5.||State with longest coastline in India||Gujarat|
|6.||Longest tunnel in India||Jawahar tunnel (Jammu & Kashmir)|
|7.||Longest national highway in India||NH-7 which runs from Varanasi to Kanyakumari|
|8.||Longest Dam in India||Hirakund Dam (Orissa)|
|9.||Longest River Bride in India||Bhupen Hazarika Bridge|
|10.||Longest Railway Platform||Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)|
|11.||Longest Populated City in India||Mumbai|
|12.||Longest river which forms estuary in India||Narmada|
|13.||Longest Beach in India||Marina Beach, Chennai|
|14.||Largest Museum in India||Indian Museum|
|15.||Largest Desert in India||Thar desert|
|16.||Largest State (Area) in India||Rajasthan|
|17.||Largest forest state in India||Madhya Pradesh|
|18.||Highest Dam in India||Tehri Dam|
|19.||Highest Award in India||Bharat Ratna|
|20.||Highest Gallantry Award in India||Paramveer Chakra|
|21.||Highest sports award in India||Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna|
|22.||Highest Battle field in India||Siachin Glacier|
|23.||Smallest State (Area) in India||Goa|
|24.||Smallest State (Population) in India||Sikkim|
|25.||Largest lake (Fresh water)||Wular lake|
|26.||Largest Mosque||Jama Masjid, Delhi|
|27.||Highest Airport||Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport|
|28.||Largest River(deepest) in the Worlds||Amazon|
» 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