Friday, November 19, 2010

Little Known Geographic Facts

San Francisco - Melbourne
San Francisco and Melbourne, Australia are both known for mild and fast-changing climates, and they areidentical distances from the Equator.

France is about 30% larger than the state of California.

Northern Hemisphere
About 90% of the world’s population lives in the Northern Hemisphere.

Florida - Hudson Bay
Scientists recently discovered that Florida and Hudson Bay in Canada are getting about 1 inch closer every 36 years


The largest island on earth is Greenland at 840,000 sq miles or 2.175.590 sq km. That is followed by New Guinea - 306,000 sq miles or 792.536,359 sq km and Borneo - 280,100 sq miles or 725.455,667 sq km .

La Paz
La Paz, Bolivia, at 11,900 feet above sea-level, is the highest large city in the world.

Mexico City

Mexico City is sinking at a rate of 6 to 8 inches a year because it's built on top of an underground reservoir.

Brazil has 13 cities with over one million residents.

Europe has no deserts - it is the only continent without one.

Arctic ocean
The Arctic ocean is the smallest and shallowest. The Arctic Ocean is the world's smallest ocean. It is mostly covered by solid ice, ice floes, and icebergs.

Guinea has the wettest capital on Earth, with 3.7 metres of rain a year.

Canada lays claim to more water than any other nation.

Australia Green large map

Australia has more than 28 times the land area of New Zealand, but its coastline is not even twice as long.

India used to be the richest country in the world until the British invasion in the early 17th Century. 

Indonesia consists only of islands - 13,667 altogether.

Persia changed its name to Iran in 1935.

Mongolia is the largest landlocked country.

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  1. Europe has no deserts? Come on, face the

  2. Europe has deserts:


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