General Knowledge for IAS Exams (Geography: Hall of Fame)

General Knowledge for IAS Exams (Geography of India and The World)

Geography: Hall of Fame

Largest Continent: Asia, 17,212,000 square miles

Smallest Continent: Australia, 3,132,000 square miles

Highest Mountain: Mount everest, Himalayan Mountains, Nepal-Tibet, 29,035 feet above sea level

Lowest Point on Land: The Dead Sea, Israel-Jordan, water surface 1,349 feet below sea level

Deepest Underwater Trench: Mariana Trench, 200 miles southwest of Guam in the Pacific Ocean, 36,198 feet below the ocean surface

Largest Sea: The Mediterranean Sea, 1,144,800 square miles

Highest Lake: The highest navigable lake is Lake Titicaca in Peru, 12,500 feet above sea level

Lowest Lake: The Dead Sea, Israel-Jordan surface, of water 1,349 feet below sea level

Largest Lake: Caspian Sea, 152,239 square miles

Largest Freshwater Lake: Lake Superior, U.S.-Canada, 31,820 square miles

Deepest Ocean: Pacific Ocean, average depth 13,215 feet

Largest Ocean: Pacific Ocean, 60,060,700 square miles

Smallest Ocean: Arctic Ocean, 5,427,000 square miles

Largest Gulf: Gulf of Mexico, 615,000 square miles

Largest Bay: The Bay of Bengal, 1,300,000 square miles

Largest Island: Greenland, 839,999 square miles

Largest Peninsula: Arabia, 1,250,000 square miles

Largest Archipelago: Indonesia, 3,500 mile stretch of 17,000 islands

Largest Gorge: Grand Canyon, Colorado River, Arizona, U.S., 217 miles long, 4-18 miles wide, 1 mile deep

Deepest Gorge: Hells Canyon, Snake River, Idaho, 7,900 feet deep

Longest Mountain: Range The Andes of South America, 5,000 miles

Longest River: The Nile, Africa, 4,180 miles

Shortest River: The Roe, Montana, U.S., 200 feet long

Largest River: The Amazon, basin of 2,500,000 square miles South America

Longest Estuary: OB River, Russia, 550 miles long, upto 50 miles wide

Largest Lagoon: Lagoa dos Patos, Brazil, 150 miles long, 4,500 square miles

Largest Waterfall: Angel Falls, Venezuela, 3,212 feet high

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