NO1# THE MOST INTERESTING GEOGRAPHICAL FACTS
1. The 2nd Longest geographical name that’s accepted in the world is “Taumatawhakatangihangak oauauotamateaturipukaka pikimaungahoronukupokaiwhe nua kitanatahu” (85 letters) which is really a hill in New Zealand – it’s a maori phrase which translates to “place where Tamatea, the man with the large knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, referred to as land-eater, played his flute to his loved 1”. It was the longest till a short while ago (though the Guinness Book of Records still regards it as the longest); it has most most likely now been supplanted by Krung thep maha nakorn amorn ratana kosinmahintar ayutthay amaha dilok phop noppa ratrajathani burirom udom rajaniwesmahasat harn amorn phimarn avatarn sathit sakkattiya visanukamprasit in Thailand (163 letters).
two. Lesotho, Vatican City, and San Marino are the only countries totally surrounded by 1 other nation. Lesotho is totally surrounded by South Africa, and Vatican City, and San Marino are both totally surrounded by Italy.
three. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll llantysiliogogogoch is the longest village name in the world (and 3th longest geographical name). it’s located in Wales, and yes there are actually 4 l’s inside a row!
four. The Shortest place name is ‘Å’ it’s located in both Sweden and Norway. In Scandinavian languages, ‘Å’ means “river”. The picture above is 1 of the newly replaces road signs for the area – they’re regularly stolen for their novelty value.
five. The Vatican city is the smallest nation in the world at only .two square miles. That’s smaller than the average city! The largest nation is (surprise surprise) Russia.
six. The largest city in the world – based on floor area, is Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia which is 263,953 km squared.
seven. The hottest temperature recorded on earth is El Azizia Libya at 136 F, the coldest was -134 levels fahrenheit in Vostok Antarctica. The hottest average temp is in western Australia, it’s 96 levels year round on average.
eight. San Marino claims to become the world’s oldest constitutional republic – it was founded in 301 by a Christian stonemason fleeing persecution under Emperor Diocletian. Its constitution of 1600 is the oldest written constitution in the world. San Marino is pictured above.
nine. Though Mt. Everest is the highest altitude in terms of sea level on the planet, Mount Chimborazo is the nearest towards the moon. The Marianas Trench is the lowest place on earth.
ten. Alaska is probably the most Northern, Eastern, AND Western state in all of America. It’s the only state that enters the “Eastern Hemisphere” making it also probably the most eastern not telling the truth and western not telling the truth state.
eleven. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is the Longest mountain chain on earth (at 40 1000 kilometers). It’s located along the centre of the Atlantic. Iceland is the only part of this chain that’s above water. The Andes form the longest uncovered mountain range at seven,000 kilometers.
12. Mount Circeo on Cape Circaeum on the western coast of Italy was once named Aeaea (five vowels inside a row with no consonants). It was believed in mythology to become the house of the witch Circe. 2 other vowel-only geographic locations are the town of Aiea in Hawaii, and Eiao – 1 of the Marquise Islands.
13. Glaciers shop in between 70% and 80% of all of the freshwater on the planet. 99% of those glaciers are in the Arctic and Antarctic.
14. In 1811 and 1812, 3 earthquakes measuring around eight on the richter scale, caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards. These earthquakes also created Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee.
15. The deepest gap ever drilled by man is the Kola Superdeep Borehole, in Russia. It reached a depth of 12,261 meters (about 40,226 feet or seven.62 miles). It was drilled for scientific investigation and gave up some unexpected discoveries, 1 of which was a large deposit of hydrogen – so massive that the mud coming from the gap was “boiling” with it. The borehole is pictured above.
THE MOST INTERESTING GEOGRAPHICAL FACTS
- There is a volcano in Indonesia, Kawah Ijen, that spews blue flames.
- The Vatican is the only nation in the world that can lock its personal gates at night time.
- There’s a lake in Australia, Pink Lake, where the water is naturally pink.
- The fantastic blue gap , Belize (Central America) is really a round crater with a diameter of 305 meters and 120 meters in depth.
- In Grenadie there’s a blue river in the glacier
- A fishing village in China , lost the war with nature:
- The leaning tower of Pisa is empty from inside.
- Curve Forest in Poland. Here more than 400 curved tree
Picture source: google
NO1# THE MOST INTERESTING GEOGRAPHICAL FACTS
Point Nemo :
This really is probably the most remote point in the ocean lies in the South Pacific Ocean and is referred to as ‘Point Nemo’, or the ‘Pole of Inaccessibility’.
Point Nemo is not an actual ‘point’ as there is no land there — it is easily a spot in the ocean that happens to become two,688 kilometers (or 1,450 nm) from the closest land. — Ducie Island, part of the Pitcairn Islands, towards the north; Motu Nui, 1 of the Easter Islands, towards the northeast; and Maher Island, part of Antarctica, towards the south.
In case you go to Google Earth and zoom in to 48°52.six′S 123°23.six′W you will find it thoughtfully marked.
The name ‘Nemo’ comes from Captain Nemo, a personality in Jules Verne’s Twenty 1000 Leagues under the Sea. In Latin, ‘nemo’ translates as ‘no man’ , suits its personality.
Should you pass Point Nemo in the right time of day, you will be closer towards the astronauts in the International Space Station some 400 km up in space, than any other humans on earth (re-member, it happens to become two,688 km from the closest land).
THE MOST INTERESTING GEOGRAPHICAL FACTS
- Regardless of searching so large on a map, Greenland is much less than 80% of the area of Kazakhstan, 82% of the area of the Australian state of Western Australia or 117% the area of the Australian state of Queensland. Yet it has the population of a little town (57% of the population of Flint, Michigan) and practically no roads. Locals travel in between towns by airplane.
- is the largest area of land with out any recognised claims to it. A couple persons have tried to claim it for fun, but no nation claims it.
- Should you add the populations of the 5 least populated continents (Antarctica, Australia, South America and North America), plus the world’s 3th most populous nation (the USA, once more) you still got a complete much less than the population of China. India is growing a lot quicker than China and will overtake it relatively quickly. Indeed, persons usually think that India or China are “about 1 billion” persons, but seriously they’re about 1.three billion. This sounds like you’re being pedantic, till you do not forget that that “.three” is the population of the USA.
- Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest nation in both size and area.
- The world’s most populous subnational entity is the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. It has a population of just a small bit bigger than Brazil (which as I said is the fifth most populous nation in the world). The world’s largest subnational entity in area is in Siberia, which is about the area of India but has a population of under a million (ie well under 1 1-thousandth of India’s population).
- The hottest place in the world by year-round average temperatures is the Danakil Depression in Ethiopa. I’ll be there in just over 2 weeks time. The hottest place in the world by highest recorded air temperature (57°C) is Death Valley, USA. The world’s hottest place by quantity of days above 37.eight° C (100°Fahrenheit) is Marble Bar in the Pilbara, in Australia.
- Nauru, with over 13,000 persons claims to become the world’s smallest independent republic. Niue, with 1,200 persons, also claims to become the world’s smallest republic. Niue is a lot bigger in area than Nauru. Both are Beautiful a lot 1 single island. Nauru is well-known for mining the entire of their island till there was absolutely nothing left. Niue isn’t well-known for anything a lot but is really a slightly famous vacation destination for New Zealanders. It maintains a close relationship with New Zealand despite the fact legally it’s independent. A lot of more Niueans live in New Zealand or Australia than in Niue (something like 20 times more!)
- Ethiopia claims to become the world’s 2nd-oldest officially Christian nation. They also rank up there as 1 of the world’s most religious countries (nearly half Muslim, and the rest Christian). Unlike the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa which converted to Christianity in the 19th century because of European influence, Ethiopia has its personal brand of orthodox Christianity which is very different from Roman Catholicism or Protestantism (but till the 1920s was under the authority of the Coptic church). They think that their 1st emperor was the illegitimate son of the Biblical King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, and that when he grew up he brought hte Ark of the Covenant back to what’s now Northern Ethiopia where they think it hides to this day (but they won’t allow you to in to see it).
- Switzerland only joined the United Nations in 2002. It had a long history of conservatism, independence and neutrality, despite the fact this really is changing. It became a founding member of EFTA in 1960, but voted against joining the EEA in 1992 despite the fact its politicians have since then signed the majority of the treaties to align with it. It joined Schengen in 2008 but its population still reject joining the EU (it has something quite close to direct democracy). Should you think Europe isn’t that complicated and also you only need to know about Schengen and the EU, check out the diagram on wikipedia:
- There’s only 1 place where the borders of 4 countries meet at a point: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Google maps shows it as a Nambia and Zimbabwe being a couple metres apart ( ), but it’s a relatively common factoid,so I’m not sure.
- If Australia had the population density of Bangladesh, it could simply fit in all of the world’s population.
- Despite the fact it’s still usually refered to as “Ivory Coast” the official name for that nation in any language is “Côte d’Ivoire” (complete name: “République de Côte d’Ivoire”). The government does not recognise any translations of the name.
- Countries that moved to purpose-built (deliberate) capital cities throughout the 20th or 21st centuries are: Australia (Canberra, from Melbourne), Brazil (Brasilia, from Rio de Janeiro), Nigeria (Abuja, from Lagos), Belize (Belmopan, from Belize City), Pakistan (Islamabad, from Karachi), Myanmar (Naypyidaw, from Yangon).
- Belize, with a population of 368,310, is the least populous nation in the world which isn’t either an island or a European micronation.
- These countries have no official written (single document) constitution: UK, Israel, NZ and Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia has declared that the Quran is its constitution).
- Texas has fought in 2 leading wars for the right to help keep slaves (amongst other stuff): the Texas Revolution (which eventually made them an independent republic, separate from Spain/Mexico) and the American Civil war, where they were were part of the Confederate states.
- The largest city north of the Arctic Circle is Murmansk, Russia, with over 300,000 persons.
- India was meant to phase out English in the 1960s. The constitution still says: Notwithstanding anything in clause (1), for a period of fifteen years from the commencement of this Constitution, the English language shall proceed to become used for all of the official reasons of the Union for which it was being used right away prior to such commencement but several factors inclusive opposition from southern states who see Hindi as the language of the ancient oppressors and who oppose the racism of the north and so are usually quite pleased with not speaking Hindi, made this difficult.
- As far as I do know, only 1 nation is called after Jesus (“El Salvador” literally means “The Saviour”), 2 countries are called after Simon Bolivar (Bolivia and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela). As far as I do know, Liechtenstein and Saudi Arabia are the only countries called after their ruling families.
THE MOST INTERESTING GEOGRAPHICAL FACTS
- Ultimately, one more really interesting geographical truth is that there are actually endless places on Earth, where in case you were to move south by x miles, east (or west) for x miles, and ultimately north for x miles, you would reach your beginning point. 1 obvious such point is the North Pole. On the other hand, there’s a whole meridian on the south part of the planet that includes endless such points. This meridian is 1 such that when you move south for x miles, you reach a longitude of Earth where you can circle the planet in just x miles (See illustration underneath).