100 interesting geographical facts told through explicit and informative maps - Earth Day 2022
Geographers are looking up and down for interesting information about our world. They want to know “why”, but they also like to know what is the biggest / smallest, the farthest / closest and the longest / shortest. Geographers also want to answer confusing questions, such as "What time is it at the South Pole?" And other interesting things.
Earth or the Blue Planet, is the third planet from the Sun and the largest of the terrestrial planets in the Solar System. It is the only planet in the universe known to have life and hides a lot of amazing details.
Today through the prism of 100 folders you will discover new things from all over the world. In the meantime, you will be able to read curiosities about our planet. It's time for new acquaintances with Bemorepanda!
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Planet Earth is part of the solar system, is the largest terrestrial planet, formed about 4.57 billion years ago and is the densest planet in the entire solar system. Read general information about planet Earth.
Planet Earth revolves around the sun in 365.26 days, and this period is known as one year. During all this time, the Earth rotates about its axis about 366.26 times. During gravity, the Earth interacts with other objects in space, especially the Sun and Moon, the Earth's only natural satellite.
Seasons appear on Earth because its axis of rotation is inclined relative to its orbital plane. The gravitational interaction between the Earth and the Moon stabilizes the Earth's orientation on its axis and gradually slows down its rotation.
The Earth's surface is 71% covered with water, mainly by the oceans, and the remaining 29% is made up of continents and islands that, along with other rivers and water sources, contribute to the hydrosphere.
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The name of the planet Earth does not derive from Greek or Roman mythology, as is the case with the other planets that were named after gods and goddesses from Greco-Roman mythology. The word "earth" comes from the Latin word "pavimentum", which means "paved earth" or "level", "floor", "paved road", "smooth place", "pavement", "mosaic" or "weft".
Since its formation, the Earth has undergone many geological and biological processes. The Earth's atmosphere and oceans were formed by volcanic activity and expulsion. From here, water vapor condensed into oceans amplified with water and ice from asteroids, comets and protoplants.
More than 3.5 billion years ago, the Earth's magnetic field stabilized, and this prevented the solar wind from scattering the atmosphere.
Approximately 4.5 billion years old, the Earth was formed when a cloud of dust collapsed due to gravity, and like planets such as Mercury, Venus, and Mars, the planet Earth is a rocky, central core. which is surrounded by a mantle and a solid crust.
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The shape is approximately oblique spheroidal and, due to the rotation, the Earth is flattened at the poles and bulging around the equator. Its diameter at the equator is 43 kilometers, larger than the pole-pole diameter.
The main deviations from the Earth's surface are: Mount Everest, 8,850 meters above sea level and the Marianas Pit, 10,924 meters below sea level.
The Earth's mass consists mainly of iron (32.1%), oxygen (30.1%), silicon (15.1%), magnesium (13.9%), sulfur (2.9%), nickel (1 , 8%), calcium 1.5%), aluminum (1.4%), the remaining 1.2% consisting of small amounts of other elements. Due to mass segregation, it is estimated that the core consists mainly of iron (88.8%), with smaller amounts of nickel (5.8%), sulfur (4.5%) and less than 1% trace elements.
The total area of the Earth is about 510 million square kilometers, of which 70.8% and 361.13 square kilometers are below sea level and covered with ocean, the remaining 29.2% and 148.94 million square kilometers, respectively it is not covered by water and consists of mountains, plains, deserts, plateaus and other landforms.
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Due to the swelling of the earth at the equator, the summit of Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador (20,700 feet or 6,310 meters) is the farthest point from the center of the Earth. Thus, the mountain claims the title of being "the highest point on Earth" (although Mount Everest is still the highest point above sea level). Mt. Chimorazo is an extinct volcano and is located about a degree south of the equator.
While at sea level, the boiling point of water is 212 F, it changes if you are higher than that. How much does it change? For every 500 feet of elevation increase, the boiling point decreases by one degree. Thus, in a city 5,000 meters above sea level, the water boils at 202 F.
The fourth most populous country in the world has the largest Muslim population. About 87% of Indonesia's population is Muslim; Thus, with a population of 216 million, Indonesia is home to about 188 million Muslims. The religion of Islam spread to Indonesia in the Middle Ages.
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The largest lake in Africa is Lake Victoria, located in East Africa, on the border of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. It is the second largest freshwater lake in the world, after Lake Superior in North America.
Lake Victoria was named by John Hanning Speke, a British explorer and first European to see the lake (1858), in honor of Queen Victoria.
The country with the lowest population density in the world is Mongolia, with a population density of about four people per square mile. Mongolia's 2.5 million people occupy more than 600,000 square miles of land.
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The total density of Mongolia is limited, as only a small part of the land can be used for agriculture, the vast majority of the land can only be used for nomadic grazing.
Hadrian's Wall is located in the north of Great Britain (the main island of Great Britain) and stretches for almost 120 kilometers from Solwat Firth in the west to the River Tyne near Newcastle in the east.
The wall was built under the rule of the Roman emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century to keep the Caledonians of Scotland out of England. Portions of the wall still exist today.
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The deepest lake in the United States is Crater Lake in Oregon. Crater Lake is located in the collapsed crater of an ancient volcano called Mount Mazama and is 1,932 feet (589 meters) deep.
The clear water of Crater Lake has no streams to feed it and no streams as springs - it has been filled and sustained by rainfall and melting snow. Located in southern Oregon, Crater Lake is the seventh deepest lake in the world and contains 4.6 trillion gallons of water.
In 1947, the British left South Asia and divided their territory into independent countries in India and Pakistan. The Muslim regions on the east and west sides of Hindu India have become part of Pakistan.
The two separate territories were part of a single country, but were known as East and West Pakistan and were separated by more than 1,609 km. After 24 years of turmoil, East Pakistan declared independence and became Bangladesh in 1971.
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Because the longitude lines converge at the North and South Poles, it is almost impossible (and very impractical) to determine which time zone you are in based on longitude.
Therefore, researchers in the Arctic and Antarctic regions of the Earth typically use the time zone associated with their research stations. For example, because almost all flights to Antarctica and the South Pole come from New Zealand, New Zealand time is the most common time zone in Antarctica.
The longest river in Russia and Europe is the Volga River, which flows entirely in Russia for 3,685 km (2,290 miles). Its source is in the Valdai Hills, near the town of Rzhev, and flows into the Caspian Sea in southern Russia.
The Volga River is navigable for much of its length and, with the addition of dams, has become important for energy and irrigation. The canals connect it to the Don River, as well as the Baltic Sea and the White Sea.
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At one point, in recent decades, someone started an idea to alert people that population growth was out of control, saying that most people who have ever lived were alive today. Well, that's a gross overestimation.
Most studies place the total number of human beings who have ever lived between 60 and 120 billion. Since the world's population is currently only 7 billion, the percentage of people who have lived and are alive today is only 5% to 10%.
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45 maps that prove that the world will never cease to amaze us
Maps are interesting. A lot of people enjoyed coloring the outline maps in school, and we still enjoy looking at them. It is especially interesting to see the map that gives us a completely new view of the world - to look at it from an unexpected angle, and maybe teach something, broaden our horizons and raise awareness!
Maps that show the world is more interesting than boring geography textbooks
And today is just such a case! We invite you to take a look at 45 most interesting maps and infographics that can really surprise and make you say: I didn’t know this!
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7. Number of pigs reared per square kilometer in Europe
8. How many hours do Asians sleep on average?
9. How many years, on average, do Asians spend in school?
10. How much do Asian countries spend on their military as a percentage of GDP?
11. This map shows countries that do not have direct access to the open sea (enclaves)
12. Number of billionaires by country in the world
13. This map shows the proportion of electricity generated from hydropower by country
14. The map shows the height of the Earth's forests, from seedlings to trees over 50 meters high, across the Earth
15. This map shows the countries of Europe with the percentage of votes for right-wing parties
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17. Grizzly bears in modern and historical habitat
Statistics may vary. For professionals looking for confirmation of their calculations and assumptions in these data, it is lively and visual. And for ordinary readers who are not connected with the collection of sociological and other statistical data, it is boring and callous.
And although the general visual statistical sections are not an accurate reflection of the real movements taking place in society or do not show, with an accuracy of thousandths, the percentage ratio of certain historical, political and other diverse phenomena, it is more interesting to read them when the data is neatly grouped on maps and is easy to understand. even a child.
On these maps you will find interesting information and country statistics. You may not need this knowledge for an exam at an institute or when applying for a job, but for a general understanding of unexpected, but extremely interesting things, our statistical selection is what you need! So let's go!
Attention! The maps presented below are not true in the last resort, since the authors of the maps were based on unpublished sources and we cannot vouch for their veracity. But nevertheless, the information is interesting, pleasant viewing!
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19. What is the favorite alcoholic drink of South Americans?
Answer: beer, spirits, wine.
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21. Visualization of which countries people drink the most beer - Germany or the Czech Republic are not ahead
22. How much land does the US military own in each state?
23. The movement of polar bears, which was tracked by GPS
24. Wheat is a staple food for millions of people around the world.
25. This map shows confirmed cases of monkeypox per million inhabitants in each country.
26. Malaria was common in half the countries of the world - it has since been eliminated in many regions
27. This chart shows cargo and tanker ships in the North Sea on June 9, 2022 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am (CET)
28. This chart shows the EU countries with the highest gross public debt as a share of GDP in 2021
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31. The most common female names in European countries
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It seems that the United States has no competitors in the rejection of this country by the inhabitants of other countries.
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36. Map of the distribution of Turkic languages in countries and areas where they are used
On the map, colors are used to represent the different language groups of the Turkic language.
37. On this map, countries are marked in red, the economy of which is weaker than the economy of Istanbul (the largest city in Turkey)!
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39. The tallest men in Europe live ...
According to a survey among European countries, men with the highest average height are in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Armenia has the lowest men.
40. Map of Europe showing which countries foreigners are most likely to be born in and what citizenship they are
41. Countries and their populations in Europe in 1803
42. Map of Europe showing the year in which the monarchy fell
In countries marked in dark red on the map, the monarchy still exists.
43. On this map, we see in which country how many military personnel
44. Obesity world map
Russia, if you look at this infographic, is somewhere between 20% and 30%. Not the smallest percentage of overweight people in the world.
45. Territories where lions lived in the past and where they live now
Red shows the territories in which lions lived; blue - lands where they can still be found. Gray areas are places where lions have never lived.
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66 Facts About Planet Earth (Minus 89.2°C in Antarctica, plus 56.7°C in California)
Modern people know a lot about our planet, especially now, when it is possible to travel around the world or, if this is not possible, look into any corner of the globe using the Internet. And even if geography seemed a little boring to someone at school, geography seemed a little boring to someone; in fact, it is worth it to get interested in it, especially if you get acquainted with curious facts about our planet tied to geographical coordinates.
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What might make these facts enjoyable? We answer: to some extent, disbelief - when you want to google this or that information from our list to verify its integrity personally. On the other hand, this is instead a plus - and it will be remembered better, and there will be no reason to doubt what you have read. Yes, and you can always shine in a conversation, giving the impression of an erudite person. But first, could you look at what facts we at Bemorepanda have found for you?
1. Canada has the largest number of lakes - more than 879,000 of them.
Second in size, but first in the number of lakes, Canada surpasses any other country in the number of lakes. The study found that Canada has the most lakes per square kilometer in the entire world. Canada contains 62% of the world's 1.42 million lakes that are larger than 0.1 square kilometers. — nature.com
2. You can get inside a volcanic magma chamber in Iceland
Iceland is a country of volcanoes. If you ever visit this island, be sure to visit the volcanic magma chamber open to tourists. The magma chamber of a volcano is often referred to as its heart. That's where all the "bad things" happen. The only notable exception to this is the Thrihnukagigur volcano, where the magma in the chamber appears to have disappeared. — insidethevolcano.com
3. Lions Are Extinct In 26 African Countries
The kings of the jungle, lions once ruled the African continent and were even present on the European continent before being driven out. According to official figures, lions have become extinct not only in Europe, but also in 26 African countries. It is sad to imagine how much of the lion population was wiped out. — PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
4. There are no mosquitoes in Iceland
Who loves mosquitoes? Probably no one. Luckily for you, there are none in Iceland. Although they are widespread in other countries, they do not exist in Iceland. Due to the cold climate, mosquitoes cannot enter Iceland and lay their eggs on the ground, which prevents them from colonizing the island. — why.is
5. There are more ancient pyramids in Sudan than in Egypt.
There are many interesting facts connected with the pyramids. The Pyramids of Giza are just some of the oldest pyramids in the world. In fact, there are more ancient pyramids in Sudan than in Egypt.
Apparently, there are 138 pyramids in Egypt, and 200-255 pyramids in Sudan. Interestingly, the pyramids in the latter were not built by the ancient Egyptians, who may have moved further south. — sciencealert.com
6. There are more caves in Kentucky than anywhere else on earth.
While Kentucky today may be known as the birthplace of Kentucky whiskey, it also hosts more caves than any other place on Earth. The longest cave system, known as Mammoth Cave National Park, is located on the east coast of this state. So grab your gear, get your tickets, and set out to explore (with a guide, of course) just how deep this state stretches. — nps.gov
7. Peru has floating islands in the lake
Seeing an island in the ocean is common, but what about a floating island in a lake? Well, there are several in Peru. The highest navigable lake in the world, Titicaca, has a small area on which the mobile islands of Uros are located. It is safe to assume that there is nothing like it anywhere else on the planet. peruforless.com
8. The largest desert in the world - Antarctica
Is Antarctica the largest desert? Something is wrong here. Sometimes the desert consists of more than just sand. Deserts can be described as arid places where it is impossible to survive for long periods of time. According to this description, Antarctica is home to one of the largest deserts on earth. Interesting geographical facts like these only demonstrate how unique Antarctica is as a continent. — britannica.com
9. Peru is about 2.9 times bigger than Sweden
Located on the continent of South America, you might be surprised how huge Peru is compared to a large European country like Sweden. Peru is about 1,285,216 square kilometers larger than Sweden, which is about 450,295 square kilometers. It makes you wonder how small Sweden is. — mylifeelsewhere.com
10. There is a supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park
A simple volcano can be intimidating on its own, but a supervolcano? This is really scary and amazing. As the first natural park in the US, Yellowstone is special. Most of the park is located on top of the supervolcano.
While the last time the Yellowstone supervolcano erupted was over 640,000 years ago, one might just wonder how much power lurks beneath this park. yellowstonepark.com
11. Istanbul is the only major city located on two continents
Istanbul, located on the border of the Black and Mediterranean Seas, is the largest city in Turkey, but not the capital. It is also located on two different continents - Europe and Asia. The city is united by a system of bridges, but both sides of the city are still completely different. The European side has banks and historical buildings, while the Asian side is quieter. amusingplanet.com
12. The longest flight in the world lasts 19 hours
Nobody likes to fly or drive for a long time. Because it becomes too boring to sit in one place and just wait. The longest air route in the world, from Singapore to New York, will be operated by Singapore Airlines from October. The route is about 15,322 km long, which is quite a long flight! — forbes.com
13. Japan's Aomori gets over 792cm of snow every year.
Since Japan is an island nation, the weather there gets crazy from time to time. Most of the nearly 0.8 m of snow that falls in Aomori City each year falls between November and April. Due to the city's low winter temperatures, headwinds accelerate cloud formation, resulting in significant precipitation that falls as snow rather than rain. Such incredible facts only stimulate the tourism sector of this city. — tripsavvy.com
14. The deepest place on Earth is the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean
The Mariana Trench is a deep-sea trench that runs along the bottom of the western part of the North Pacific Ocean. This is the deepest depression that exists on Earth and is located mainly to the east and south of the Mariana Islands. Its depth is 11034 meters.
The Challenger Deep, a small steep-walled valley at the bottom of the main depression southwest of Guam, is where the deepest depths are found. Fun facts like these might make you want to take a dip in the ocean! — nationalgeographic.org
15. The full name of Bangkok consists of 163 letters.
While the Swedish city "O" has the title of the shortest city name, Bangkok can be the title of the city with the longest name of 163 letters. Ready?
Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahintara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Nopparat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchanivet Mahasatan Amon Piman Avatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.
Try to remember it. —theculturetrip.com
16. The coldest temperature ever recorded was -89.2 °C (-128.6 °F)
While it can be cold in Russia, how cold can it be on Earth as a whole? Vostok station in Antarctica reported the lowest air temperature ever measured on the surface of the planet on July 21, 1983 at 02:45 UT: -89.2°C (-128.56°F). Because of the high susceptibility to marine air mass intrusion, as Rossby wave activity shifts across the peninsula, surface temperatures at Vostok station fluctuate greatly in winter. nora.nerc.ac.uk
17. Hurricanes hit China more than any other country.
The fact that China's typhoon season lasts all year makes it the country most prone to hurricanes. Typhoon Rammasun was the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in China. When it hit China in 2014, its speed was 257 km/h. Since 1970, more than 127 hurricanes have hit the Chinese mainland. They caused significant damage to the developing economy of the country. — borgenproject.org
18. 42 buildings in New York have their own zip codes
The island is home to 4 million people, so a huge amount of mail passes through Manhattan every day. The postcode system is needed to complete the enormous job of getting all the mail to where it needs to go. It is interesting to note that 42 buildings in Manhattan have unique zip codes. — convene.com
19. The most remote place on Earth - Point Nemo
When the closest person to you is an astronaut in space, then you know that you are quite far from civilization. Point Nemo is as far away as it can be. Whenever they fly over Point Nemo, astronauts on the International Space Station, which is 415.211 km away, are closest to that point. — allthatsinteresting.com
20. The red rock of Uluru in Australia is bigger than you think.
Stones! They are everywhere, but Australia is probably the largest. At 863 meters above sea level, Uluru/Ayers Rock rises 348 meters above the surrounding desert plain. Researcher Ernest Giles, South Africa's first deputy, is home to a complex of seasonal waterfalls known as the Tugela Falls in Royal Natal's Drakensberg National Park. It consists of five free-falling cascades, the largest of which is 411 m. The total height of the cascade is 933 m. It may be the highest waterfall on Earth. praguemonitor.com
22. The diameter of Australia is 600 km larger than that of the Moon.
The diameter of Australia is 600 km (372.82 miles) larger than the diameter of the Moon. While Australia spans over 4,000 km (2,485,485 miles) from east to west, the moon's diameter is only 3,400 km (2,112,662 miles). — www.awol.com.au
23. The Diomede Islands, located at a distance of 4 km from each other, are 20 hours away from each other
Time zones can be weird and create strange situations. The Diomede Islands are separated by only 4 km (2.4 miles), but due to the fact that the International Date Line runs through them, they are not only in different time zones, but also 20 hours apart. — www.atlasobscura.com
24. The Dead Sea is sinking
Shrinking seas are one of the worst side effects of global warming. The Dead Sea is one of them. According to studies, the surface of the salty sea sinks by more than 91.44 cm per year. — bbc.com
25. The world's largest war memorial is a road
As the First World War came to an end, many Australians returned home and took local jobs to support themselves and their families. Some have been building roads along the coast of Australia. One of the roads, built in 1932, with a total length of 241,402 km, became a memorial dedicated to the fallen soldiers, called the "Great Ocean Road". adb.anu.edu.au
26. The largest sandy island in the world is in Australia.
Listed as a World Heritage Site, Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island, is almost 123 km long and 22 km wide at its widest point. The highest dunes on the island rise to a height of 244 m, while most reach only 100-200 m. - fraserisland.net
27. Yuma, Arizona is the sunniest place in the world, averaging over 4,000 hours of sunshine.
Arizona has 91 percent of daylight hours per year, earning it the title of the sunniest city on Earth. — ncdc.noaa.gov
28. Australia's Deadliest Animals Are Horses
While Australia is a place of strange animals that seem scary and dangerous, the most dangerous animal there is the horse. Between 2008 and 2017, 77 people were killed by horses and cows in Australia. — aihw.gov.au
29. The tallest tree in the world named Hyperion is located in Redwood National Park in California.
Sequoia sempervirens, native to California's Redwood National Park, is the tallest surviving tree. The coast sequoia known as Hyperion was found by Chris Atkins and Michael Taylor on August 25, 2006, and in order to preserve it, its exact location is being kept a closely guarded secret. — guinnessworldrecords.com
30. Mauna Kea above Everest
Everest is called the highest mountain because of the highest peak, but it is not the highest mountain. If you measured the mountain from the bottom where it starts, the title of the highest mountain would go to Mauna Kea, which starts from the bottom of the ocean and reaches a total of 10,210 m. - oceanservice.noaa.gov
31. There are about 7,640 islands in the Philippines
Many facts about geography focus on the mountains, and few of them concern the islands. The Republic of the Philippines is an archipelago of over 7,640 islands, approximately 2,000 of which are inhabited. The second largest island of the Philippines, Mindanao, is located at the southern tip of the archipelago and can be divided into three main regions: Luzon, Visayas and the country as a whole. — nationalgeographic.com
32. Jericho is considered the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world
Jericho is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. This territory belonged to the ancient city of Palestine, founded 9000 years before the birth of Christ and located on the Jordan River. Jericho is not only the oldest city in the world, but also the lowest due to its location at 258 m below sea level. — W. David Kingery, Pamela B. Vandiver, Tamar Noy
33. One resident lives in a city in Nebraska
Located in Nebraska, Monowi is possibly the smallest city in the United States. The only resident of Monowi, Nebraska, is 84-year-old Elsie Eyler, who pays taxes and issues a license to sell alcohol. — bbc.com
34. There are 840 languages in Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea claims to be the country with the most languages, with 840 active languages. Second place is occupied by Indonesia, which has 711 languages. Nigeria ranks third with 520 surviving languages. — ethnologue.com
35. Brazil is home to over 3,100 animal species.
Ah, the Amazon rainforest! A wonder of this world, a place where life thrives and many species of animals exist. According to current data, there are 3,100 different species of animals living in the Amazon rainforest. One can only guess what is hidden behind the trees and leaves of this magnificent place. — iucnredlist.org
36. There is a lake inside the island on the lake inside the island
Like a Russian nesting doll, there is an island with a lake inside, on which there is an island ... on which there is a lake. Perhaps one of the most surprising geographic facts is that these initial type island types are usually summed up and referred to simply as recursive islands. earthobservatory.nasa.gov
37. The Russian Trans-Siberian Railway crosses 3901 bridge
The Siberian part of Russia is quite large and hosts one of the longest railroads that can be found in an industrialized country. The length of the Trans-Siberian Railway is approximately 9200 km. This railway crosses 3901 bridges until it reaches its final destination, Vladivostok. — thetranssiberianexpress.com
38. The highest recorded temperature was 56.7 °C (134 °F)
At the Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, California, USA, on July 10, 1913, a temperature of 56.7 ° C (134 ° F) was officially recorded as the highest temperature on record. The previous record was held by El Azizia, Libya, with a temperature of 58 °C (136.4 °F), but was withdrawn for various reasons. — guinnessworldrecords.com
39. The shortest flight in the world takes 57 seconds
If you're ready for a short flight, why not take a 57 second flight? In Scotland, a flight between Westray and Papa Westray is the shortest commercial flight in the world. marketwatch.com
40. Russia has the highest mountain in Europe - Elbrus
The Alps, ski resorts and attractive mountain villages often come to people's minds when they think of mountaineering in Europe. In fact, Europe's highest peak, Elbrus, is in the Russian Caucasus, not the French Alps. Elbrus with its two-cone volcano (5642 meters above sea level) is 832 meters higher than Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe. Despite its sheer size, most people can climb Europe's highest peak, but it takes effort and determination. — lonelyplanet.com
41. Russia has the coldest inhabited place on Earth
We humans tend to live where the sun shines and the weather is nice, but the inhabitants of this place seem to have a different outlook on life. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Oymyakon, also known as the "Pole of Cold", was -71.2°C.
In the 1920s and 1930s, reindeer herders stopped in the village, which is now home to 500 people, to water the herds from the thermal spring. Ironically, due to the nearby hot spring, Oymyakon means "non-freezing water". — dailymail.co.uk
42. There is no rain in the Dry Valleys
The dry valleys in Antarctica, where there has been no rain for about 2 million years, are the driest regions on Earth. Covering 4,800 square kilometers, this area has almost no water, ice or snow and no precipitation. The lack of rain in this area is caused by katabatic winds, which are mountain breezes so wet that gravity pulls them out of the valleys. — universetoday.com
43. 14 countries have less than 1% forests (3 have no forests)
Due to pressure from growing populations on available land, tiny countries with high population densities typically have little or no forest area. While the small states of Monaco and Nauru have 0% of their territory covered by forests, the island states of Kiribati and the Maldives have between 2% and 3% of their territories covered by forests. — worldatlas.com
44. Pygmy elephants only exist in Borneo and Sumatra
Bornean elephants, the smallest subspecies of Asian elephants, are noticeably smaller than their relatives on the mainland. According to DNA data, these elephants diverged from their counterparts in mainland Asia and Sumatra about 300,000 years ago. They currently live on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. — worldwildlife.org
45. You will only find narwhals in the wild in Canada, Denmark (Greenland), Norway and Russia
The narwhal has a long spiral tusk protruding from its head, which gives it the appearance of a hybrid of a whale and a unicorn. Tusks are most commonly found in males, and some may have two.
In Arctic waters off the coast of Canada, Greenland, Norway and Russia, narwhals live their entire lives. The Baffin Bay and Davis Strait region is home to most of the world's narwhals, spending up to five months hibernating under the sea ice there. — worldwildlife.org
46. There are underwater lakes and rivers
Lakes and rivers are found not only on the surface, but also below us. As salt water rises from the seabed, it dissolves the surrounding salt layer and collects in the resulting depressions. So at the bottom of the ocean, underwater lakes and rivers are formed. Unique fish live in water bodies within a few kilometers of each other
Looking at the map, you might think that Australia and New Zealand are practically neighbors, only a few thousand small steps apart. Well, the distance between these two countries is only 4163 km apart. If you were to fly from one island to another, you would have to fly over 4 hours! — distancefromto.net
48. Mount Everest is not as close to the Moon as Mount Chimborazo
Being one of the highest mountains not only on the Asian continent, but also in the world, Everest has a height of 8,848 m, but it is not the closest mountain to the Moon. Since the Earth is not the perfect circle we all imagine, some points are much closer to the Moon than others. Since the Earth's largest bulge is just one degree south of the equator, the summit of Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador, which is located there, is the highest point above the center of the planet. With this in mind, this means that Mount Chimborazo is closer to the moon and stars than Everest's highest peak. oceanservice.noaa.gov
49. Iceland is growing at 5 centimeters a year
As one of the youngest land masses in the world, Iceland is home to some of the most active volcanoes. The island was formed by a huge volcanic fissure in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates collide. Even now, the country is expanding at about 5 cm per year as it expands at the collision points of two tectonic plates. — iceland.is
50. The Sargasso Sea is the only sea in the world that does not have a land border.
The only sea in the world that is completely surrounded by sea is in the North Atlantic Ocean. Its northern, western, southern and eastern boundaries are formed by the Gulf Stream, the North Atlantic Equatorial Current and the Canary Current. Like a land coastline, these currents create a gyre that circles the Sargasso Sea in a clockwise direction. — www.atlasobscura.com
51. Africa spans all four hemispheres
The world can be divided into four different parts, known as hemispheres. Africa is located in such a way that it is in all four hemispheres, which makes it the only continent of the four main ones. — worldatlas.com
52. Water covers most of the planet, but most of it cannot be used by humans.
Although there is water in the oceans, seas, lakes and rivers, people cannot use all of it. We can only use fresh water. Fresh water makes up a very small fraction of the total amount of water on the globe. Although water covers nearly 70% of the earth's surface, only 2.5% of it is fresh water.
Only 1% of our fresh water is readily available, and most of it is in glaciers and snowfields. In fact, only 0.007% of the world's water is used to hydrate and nourish 8 billion people. — nationalgeographic.com
53. It's snowing in Hawaii
On the tropical island of Hawaii, snow falls from time to time, but only on the tops of the highest peaks of the Big Island, and Maui is covered with it. The snowstorms that return every winter usually only cover mountains above 11,000 feet (3.35 km), so snow can only be seen on Mauna Kea (13,803 feet - 4.2 km) and Mauna Loa (13,680 feet). – 4.1 km). — popsci.com
54. There are over 300 indigenous tribes in Brazil.
There are people in our world who prefer to live in tribes. Approximately 305 tribes, or about 900,000 people, make up 0.4% of Brazil's current population. For the indigenous population, the government has recognized 690 districts, which is almost 13% of the territory of Brazil. This protected area is located almost entirely in the Amazon. survivalinternational.org
55. Mawsynram in India is the wettest place on Earth
The village of Mawsynram in northeast India is the wettest place on earth, averaging an incredible 11,871 millimeters of rainfall per year. From June to August alone, an average of 3,000 millimeters of precipitation fell. Due to the unusual shape and orography of the catchment, moisture from the Bay of Bengal is concentrated here, causing heavy rains. — worldatlas.com
56. The Caribbean is the deepest of the seven seas.
Jack Sparrow's secrets aren't the only dark depths hidden in the Caribbean. With a maximum depth of 7,686 m below sea level, the Caribbean Sea is the deepest sea in the world and the second deepest sea in the Atlantic Ocean. It is deeper than the Arctic Ocean and is the fifth deepest body of water on earth. — worldatlas.com
57. Colombia is home to most bird species.
In Colombia, you can find the largest number of different types of birds! Currently, 1958 species of birds live here, 80 of which are endemic, which makes up Indonesia. The province of North Sulawesi produces most of the country's coconuts. Coconuts grown in Indonesia are exported in large quantities abroad. Indonesia is also one of the largest pineapple producers in the world. — worldatlas.com
59. Polar bears live only in Alaska, Canada, Russia, Greenland and some northern islands belonging to Norway.
The sea ice that forms over the open waters where their prey, the seals, is essential to the survival of polar bears. Because they are good swimmers, polar bears can travel long distances between shore and sea ice. Polar bears often swim between floating ice islands when the ice breaks off. Currently, polar bears can be found in Alaska, Canada, Russia, Greenland and the islands of Northern Norway. — nwf.org
60. The Pacific is shrinking
The world's largest Pacific Ocean shrinks by several centimeters every year. This is due to the fact that the tectonic plates on which America is located are shifting to the west.
61. Earth has enough gold to cover itself with it.
Gold is not only shiny and valuable, but also lies deep in the earth where we cannot get it. According to modern scientific theories, there is enough gold in the Earth's core to cover the surface of the planet with a layer of pure gold 4 meters thick. — westcoastplacer.com
62. Middle East imports sand from Australia
Australia and Saudi Arabia are two desert countries, but one exports sand and the other imports it. Saudi Arabia is an importer of sand from Australia due to their huge construction needs. This demand is only growing, and Australia is happy to try. — dailytelegraph.com.au
63. Egypt is located in both Africa and Asia
Egypt is called a "transcontinental nation". It is located in both Asia and Africa. However, since most of Egypt is in Africa, most people think of Africa when talking about Egypt. Asia contains another small part of Egypt. This is the Sinai Peninsula, located in the southwest of the country. — furtherafrica.com
64. There are underwater volcanoes
The Earth's most active volcanic systems are submerged in water that is typically 2,600 m deep. It is estimated that 75% of the annual volcanic activity is produced by the global mid-ocean ridge system below the oceans.
It is estimated that lava erupted over an area of 3 cubic kilometers. The edges of the new oceanic plates are formed by magma and lava, which also provide heat and chemicals to some of the planet's most unusual and exotic organisms. — Martin Speight, Peter Henderson
65. Russia has 11.0% of the earth's land
Throughout history, Russia has been in the top 5 countries by land area and has stayed there for a long time. At present, even after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia is still the largest country in the world. With a total area of 17,098,242 square kilometers and a land area of 16,376,870 square kilometers, or 11% of the total 148,940,000 square kilometers