Quick and Interesting Facts about World Geography

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Quick and Interesting Facts about World Geography


Continents

  • 7 Continents in the world : (From Largest to Smallest)
    • Asia
    • Africa
    • North America
    • South America
    • Antartica
    • Europe
    • Australia.
  • Continent with largest number of countries – Africa.
  • Continent without desert – Europe.
  • All major civilization in Asia, apart from Egyptian Civilization in Africa.

Oceans

  • There are 4 oceans in the world: (From largest to smallest)
    • Pacific
    • Atlantic
    • Indian
    • Artic.

Lakes

  • Largest salt water lake – Caspian Sea, Europe
  • Largest fresh water lake – L.Superior, North America

Mountain Ranges

  • Himalayas – Asia
  • Alps – Europe
  • Atlas – Africa
  • Kilimanjaro – Africa
  • Appalachian – North America
  • Rockies – North America
  • Andes – South America
  • Ural – Asia/Europe

ALSO READ: List of World’s Highest Mountain Peaks

Water falls

  • Niagra water falls – North America
  • Iguasu water falls – South America
  • Angel water falls -South America

Miscellaneous

  • Only active volcano in Europe – Mt.Etna.
  • Atacama desert – South America.
  • Amazon Rain-forest – South America.
  • Divisions of Asia
    • South Asia (SAARC – including India),
    • South East Asia (ASEAN),
    • Central Asia,
    • West Asia,
    • East Asia.
  • Tasmania – Part of Australia.
  • Tanzania – In Africa.
  • Laurazia – Asia, Europe, Greenland, North America.
  • Gondwanaland – India, Australia, Africa, Madagascar, South America are all parts of Gondwanaland.
  • There are total 193 nations that have membership in UN out of which the total number of nations from each continent are as follows:
    • 54 – Africa 
    • 47 – Asia 
    • 43 – Europe
    • 23 – North America
    • 14 – Australia
    • 12 – South America.
  • Nations without UN membership:
    • Taiwan,
    • Palestine,
    • Vatican City,
    • Kosowa.
  • European Union – 27 nations.
  • Euro common currency – 17 nations.
  • Cape Aagulas– Africa.
  • Lowest place – Dead Sea, Israel
  • Lowest road– Highway 90, Israel

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