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Superlatives - highest mountain, longest river etc

Coldest Place on Earth Antartica Antarctica, fifth largest of the Earth’s seven continents. The southernmost, coldest, windiest, highest, most remote, and most recently discovered continent.
Deepest Freshwater Lake Lake Baikal With a maximum depth of 1637 m (5371 ft), it is the deepest lake in the world and is estimated to contain approximately one-fifth of all the earth's fresh surface water
Highest Mountain (World) Mt Everest On the border between Nepal and Tibet, the height of Mount Everest has been determined to be 8,850 m (29,035 ft)
Deepest Ocean Pacific Deepest and largest ocean. The greatest known depth in any of the world's oceans is 11,033 m (36,198 ft) in the Mariana Trench off Guam.
Country with most lakes Canada (blank)
Highest major city La Paz, Bolivia (blank)
Highest mountain region Himalayas The Himalayas form the earth’s highest mountain region, containing 9 of the 10 highest peaks in the world. Among these peaks are the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,850 m/29,035 ft), which is on the Nepal-Tibet border; the second highest peak.
Highest Navigable Lake Lake Titicaca In east central South America on the Peru/Bolivia border, the highest navigable lake in the world (about 3,810 m/12,500 ft above sea level)
Hottest Place Death Valley, California Much of the valley is below sea level, and near Badwater, at 86 m (282 ft) below sea level, is the lowest point in the western hemisphere. The summer temperatures in Death Valley, one of the hottest regions known, exceed 52° C (125° F).
Largest City (by population) Tokyo Greater Tokyo is the largest urban agglomeration in the world, swallowing up the neighboring cities of Yokohama, Kawasaki, and Chiba. Despite its size, Tokyo has very efficient public transportation, which accounts for almost 80% of all journeys.
Largest country by population China More than one-fifth of the world’s population—1.3 billion people—live in China.
Largest desert Sahara (N Africa) The entire desert, the largest in the world, is about 1,610 km (about 1,000 mi) wide and about 5,150 km (about 3,200 mi) long from east to west. The total area of the Sahara is more than 9.1 million sq km (more than 3.5 million sq mi).
Largest hydroelectric installation Three Gorges Dam in China Officially dedicated in 2012, has the greatest capacity in the world (22,500 megawatts when placed in full operation)
Largest inland sea Caspian Sea It extends about 1210 km (about 750 mi) in a northern and southern direction and about 210 to 436 km (about 130 to 271 mi) in an eastern and western direction. It has an area of 371,000 sq km (143,000 sq mi)
Largest Island Greenland (blank)
Largest Lake by area Lake Superior Canada/US border
Largest Lake by volume Lake Baikal (blank)
Largest landmass Eurasia (blank)
Largest monolith Uluru (Ayers Rock) Central Australia
Largest Ocean Pacific (blank)
Largest river by volume Amazon S America
Largest country by area Russia (blank)
Largest coastline Russia (blank)
Largest mountain system The Andes S America
Longest river Nile Located in northeastern Africa, from its principal source, Lake Victoria, in east central Africa, the Nile flows north through Uganda, Sudan, and Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea, a distance of 5584 km (3470 mi)
Lowest point on Earth (land) Shore of the Dead Sea (408 m/1,340 ft below sea level in 1996)
Tallest building Burj Khalfa (Dubai)
Driest place on Earth Atacama Desert N Chile
Highest waterfall on Earth Angel Falls, 3,281 feet. Venezuela
Highest mountain outside Asia Aconcagua, 22,835 feet Argentina
Largest Archipelago Indonesia (blank)
Longest cave in the world Mammoth Cave, Kentucky 345 miles of subterranean passageways
Deadliest Volcanic Eruption Tambora, Indonesia Killed 92,000 people in 1815
Largest Man-made lake (reservoir) Owen Falls, Lake Victoria Uganda
Highest mountain in Africa Kilimanjaro 5, 596.3 m/19,340 ft Tanzania
Highest mountain in N America Mt McKinley, Alaska - (also known as Denali) 20,320 ft
Highest Mountain in Australia Mt Kosciuszko 7310 ft
Largest, coldest and deepest of the Great Lakes Lake Superior (blank)
Smallest Great Lake Erie by volume, Ontario by surface area (blank)
Northernmost Capitial City Reykjavik Iceland
Southernmost Capital City Wellington New Zealand
Largest Lake in Africa Lake Victoria Second largest (areawise) in World after L Superior. Borders Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
Largest Organ in the human body Skin (blank)
Largest Landlocked Country Kazakhstan (blank)
Fastest Helicopter Westland Lynx 249 mph
Longest River in France Loire The Loire {lwar} River, with a total length of 625 mi. (1,006 km), making it the longest river in France, rises on Mont Gerbier de Jonc in the Massif Central. Initially, it flows north toward the Paris Basin, but at Orléans it arcs toward the west, passin
Longest River in Europe Volga The Volga River is the longest river in Europe, about 2,300 miles (3,700 km), draining into the Caspian Sea.
Longest River in North America Mississippi-Missouri-Jefferson When the river is measured from mouth to farthest source, it is called the Mississippi-Missouri-Jefferson. 3900 miles long.
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