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Largest continent – —————————- Asia
Largest ocean ———————————————– Pacific
Largest river ———————————————- Amazon
Largest river basin ————————————- Amazon
Largest lake (saltwater) ———————– Caspian sea
Largest lake (fresh water) — ——– Lake Superior (North America)
Largest artificial lake —– Lake Mead at Hoover Dam- (U SA)- Originally known as Boulder-
Largest bay —————- Hudson Bay (North Canada)
Largest gulf ————————————- Gulf of Mexico
Largest gorge – ———————– Grand Canyon (USA)
Largest sea — ———————————- South China sea
Largest delta ——- Sundarbans (India & Bangladesh)
Largest peninsula —————————————- Arabia
Largest island —– ———————————— Greenland
Largest country (in area) —————————— Russia
Largest country (in population) — ——————– China
Largest temple` — —————– Angkorwat (Cambodia)
Largest archipelago ——————————— Indonesia
Largest airport King Khalid International Airport at Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Largest church —————- St-Peter’s Basilica- (Rome)
Largest mosque – —– Sha Faisal Mosque (Islamabad)
Largest embassy ———— Russian Embassy (Beijing)
Largest war plane ————————– Mirage (France)
Largest prison ——————- Kharkov (Russia)
Largest hotel ———– MGM Grand Hotel and Casino-
Las Vegas (USA)
Largest desert- ——————- Sahara (Africa)
Largest forest ——————- Coniferous Forests of`
Northem Russia
Largest stadium – —————- Strahove (Czech Republic)
Largest library —- United States Library of Congress
Largest museum ——————– American Museum of Natural History (New York)
Largest animal ————————————— Blue whale
Largest land animal ———– TheAfrican Bush Elephant
Largest democracy —- – ———————————— India
Largest electorate – —————————————— India
Largest town ————————- Mt- Isa (Queensland)
Largest palace – ——————-4 Imperial Palace- Beijing
Largest dam ————————— Three Gorges (China)
Largest landmass —————- The Eurasian Landmass
Largest park — Wood Buffalo National Park (Canada)
Largest zoo —— Krugal National Park (South Africa)
Largest river island ————————- Majuli (Assam)
Largest inland sea — ——————— Mediterranean sea
Largest canal ———————— Keil Canal in Germany
Largest reef —- – ———- Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
Largest city (population) —– — ———— Tokyo (Japan)
Largest estuary ————————————- Ob (Russia)
Largest cave – ——- Mammoth Cave- Kentucky (USA)
Largest strait —————————————- Tartar strait
Largest wall ————————- The Great Wall (China)
Largest cemetery ———————– Leningrad (Russia)
Largest railway station ——— Grand Central Terminal (New York)
Largest university building ————————————- University of Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Largest open university —- – Indira Gandhi National Open University (New Delhi)
Largest steel plant ———- Nippon Steel plant (Japan)
Largest wingspan ———————————— Albatross
Largest active volcano ———— Mauna lao on Hawaii
Largest planet – ——————————————- Jupiter
Largest bird — ———————————————– Ostrich
Largest sea bird ——————- Albatross
Largest diamond ——————————— The Cullinan
Largest parliament – The National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China
Largest north to south stretch of land — —— America
Largest cold desert ———————— Gobi (Mongolia)
Largest plateau ————————- Pamir (Tibet)
Largest mountain range ——————— The Himalaya
Largest statue ——————————- Statue of liberty
Largest bank ——————– World bank (Washington)
Largest army ————————————————– China
Largest cricket stadium ——— Melbourne (Australia)
Largest navy ————————————————– USA
Largest airforce ——————————— USA
Largest natural satellite ————- Ganymede (Jupiter)
Largest port —————————————— New Jersey
Largest book publishing company ————————– Mc Graw Hill (NewYork)
Largest Dome in the World”- Astrodome- in Housten (U-S-A)
Largest Epic – ————————————— Mahabharat
Largest carnivorous mammal ——————- Polar Bear


Smallest continent ———————————— Australia
Smallest ocean – ——————————————— Arctic
Smallest republic —————————– Nauru
Smallest colony —————————————– Gibraltar
Smallest state ———————————————- Vatican
Smallest landmass —- – ———- The Australian Mainland
Smallest bird ————————————- Humming bird
Smallest flowering plant — —————————— Woliia
Smallest planet —————————————— Mercury
World’s Smallest Museum ——————– Arizona- US
World’s Smallest PC — ————————— Space Cube


Highest mountain peak — Mt- Everest (Nepal)
Highest mountain – Himalaya
Highest lake — Titicaca (Bolivia)
Highest plateau – Tibet
Highest continent — Antartica
Highest waterfall — Angel Falls- (Venezuela)
Highest active volcano – Guayathiri (Chile)
Highest capital city — La Paz (Bolivia)
Highest town — Wenchuan (Tibet)
Highest volcano — Cotopaxy (Ecuador)
Highest airport — Lhasa Airport (Tibet)
Highest railway station – Condor Station (Bolivia)
Highest river bridge — Royal Gorge (Colorado)
Highest road bridge — Bailey bridge built by the Indian Army at Khardungla (Ladakh)
Highest railway – Qinghai – Tibet (5072m)
Highest Bridge — Milau (France) 2-46 km)


Longest river — Nile (Egypt)
Longest road — Pan American Highway
Longest railway platform – Kharagpur- (West Ben- gal)
Longest dam — Hirakud (Orissa)
Longest mountain range – Andes (South America)
Longest railway tunnel — Seikan Rail Tunnel (Ja- pan)
Longest railway line – Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia)
Longest ship canal — Suez Canal
Longest estuary – Obeestuary (Russia)
Longest road tunnel — St- Gothard Road Tunnel (Switzerland)
Longest bridge – Second Lake Pontchar- train Causeway
Longest fresh water lake – Lake Tanganyika
Longest epic – Mahabharatha
Longest wall – Great Wall of China
Longest non-stop train – Flying Scotsman
Longest drought – Atacarna Desert (North Chile)
Longest snake – Python
Longest dictionary – Oxford English Dictionary
Longest Airport – Dallas (USA)
Longest Railway Bridge — Lower Zambezi (Africa)
Longest Throughfare — Broadway (NewYork)
Longest Shipping Canal — Baltic White Sea Canal
Longest day — June 21
Longest Beach — Rio de Janerio (Brazil)
Longest Corridor — Rameswaram Temple (India)
Longest Railway Line – Trans – Siberian Railway
Longest Swimming Canal — English Canal


Tallest fountain ——————- Fountain Hills- Arizona
Tallest free standing structure (tower) —- CN Tower- Toronto (Canada)
Tallest active geyser —————– Steam boat Geyser Yellowstone National Park- (USA)
Tallest building ——————— Burj Khalifa in Dubai-
Tallest tree ——————————– The Redwood Tree
Tallest animal ———————————————– Girajfe
Tallest road —- Khardungla Pass (Leh Manali- India)
Tallest oifice building ————– Petronas Twin Tower
(Kualalumpur- Malaysia)
Tallest bridge —— Royal Gorge Arkansas- America)
Tallest Statue ———– Statue of Motherland (US SR)
Tallest Minaret – —– Sultan Hassan Mosque (Egypt)
Tallest Railwayline ———- Quin – Hai – Tibet (China)


Biggest dome ————————— Gol Gumbaz (India)
Gol Gumbaz is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah (1627-55) ofthe Adil Shahi dynasty who ruled the Sultanate of Bijapur irom 1490 to 1686-
Biggest library —————— National Kie Library(CIS)
Biggest palace ———————————- Vatican (Italy)
Biggest desert ——————————– Sahara (Africa)
Biggest reptile ———————— Saltwater Crocodile
Biggest lizard — —————————- Komodo Dragons
Biggest bird ———————————– African Ostrich
Biggest eggs — ———————————– Ostrich Eggs
Biggest flower —————————————– Rafflesia-
The Ostrich- Struthio camelus- is a large flightless bird native to Africa- The Ostrich is the largest living species ofbird
Biggest planet ——————————————– Jupiter
Biggest passenger ship– ———— Queen Elizebeth II
Biggest diamond mine —— Kimberley (South Africa)
Biggest car manufacturer —- – ———- General Motors (Detroit- America)
Irrigation scheme ————– Llyod barraye (Pakistan)
Island ———- Greenland (Renamed Kalaallit Nunnat)
Water fall —- – ————————————- Guaira (Brazil)
Hotel — ——————————————— Conrad Hilton
Biggest Park —————– Yellow stone National Park
Biggest Auditorium ————– Municipal Auditorium at Atlantic City
Biggest football stadium ————- Marakana (Brazil)


Deepest ocean ———————————– Pacific Ocean
Deepest lake ————————— Lake Baikal- (Siberia)
Deepest gorge ———————– Hell’s Canyon- (USA)
Deepest point in the ocean ——– Challenger deep of Mariana Trench in Pacific Ocean


Fastest land animal ———————————— Cheetah
Oldest national flag ———————————– Denmark
Fastest bird —– — ——————————————— Swift
Shortest river ——– Roe river in Montana (61 m long)
Lowest point on earth – —————————– Dead Sea
Most densely populated province – ———– Monacco
Least populous city ————————————- Vatican
The oldest plant ——————————————— Rose
The oldest capital city- —————————- Damascus
Most poisonous fish —————————— Puffer fish
Coldest place — ————————– Vostok-(Antarctica)
Hottest planet- ———————————————- Venus
Strongest natural fibre ————————————– Silk
Lowest temperature ————- Absolute Zero (-273°C)
Widest Bridge ——————— Sydney Harbour Bridge
Busiest airport Chicago O’Hare International Airport
Island continents ————— Antarctica and Australia
Lowest mountains —– — ——————– Bheinna Bhaile
Hottest region —- North-West Sahara- Azisia (Libya)
Fastest planet——————- Mercury
Coldest planet —– — ———————————— Neptune
Widest Waterfall ———————————- Khone Falls
Oldest Religion ————————————— Hinduism
Slowest animal – ———————————————– Snail
Heaviest Rainfall ———————– Mawsynram (India)
Driest place ———————– Death valley (California)
Hottest place ————————————- Azizia (Libya)
Furthest planet (from the sun) ——————– Neptune
Shortest day —– — ——————————– December 22

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