Major In World’s


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)
Continents 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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