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Introducing the Big World Out ThereThe Big World Out There is a treasure trove of information about all the places in the world. At present there are 206 sovereign states. I am assembling information on all of them so that you can explore every country on earth from the comfort of your desk. For each country, I will show you what are the major cities, must-see attractions, both man-made and natural, what are its World Heritage Sites, and much, much more. To help you get to know their whereabouts, Google Maps are used to pinpoint their location.
The information on the Big World Out There is arranged by hierachy, beginning with country and drilling down to states, cities and attractions. I will try to make it easy for you to find the major sights, while the lesser known ones are listed by their nearest city or town.
A little bit about the earth
The earth has a radius of 6,378.1 km at the Equator and 6,356.8 km to the North and South poles. It has a circumference of 40,075 km at the Equator and 40,007 km meridional, that is, from pole to pole. The earth has a surface area of 510,072,000 square km, of which only 148,940,000 sq km is land. That means land area accounts for only 29.2% of the earth's surface.
Highest mountain in the world
What is the highest mountain in the world?
Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. The height of the mountain, as officially recognized by Nepal and China, is 8,848 m (29,029 ft). This is the height from sea level.
What is the highest mountain in the world from its base?
The highest mountain in the world from its base is Mauna Kea in Hawaii. If measured from its base on the ocean flooor, Mauna Kea is 10,000 m (33,464 ft) tall, but only 4,205 m (13,796 ft) is above sea level.
View of Mauna Kea
What's the furthest point on the Earth's surface from its core?
The furthest point on the Earth's surface from its core is the peak of Mount Chimborazo, a volcano in Ecuador which is 6,268 meters (20,564 ft) above sea level. This distance is due to the equatorial bulge.
What is the longest river in the world?
The Nile is traditionally regarded as the longest river in the world, at a length of 6,650 km (4,132 miles). Depending on source, some records list the Nile as being 6,853 km (4,258 miles) long.
Zabriskie Point, Death Valley
Reinhard Jahn, Mannheim
What's the highest recorded temperature on Earth?
The hottest temperature ever recorded was 56.7°C (134°F) at Furnace Creek Rance in Death Valley, California. This was recorded on 10 July, 1910.
What's the highest temperature ever recorded on the South Pole?
The highest temperature ever recorded on the South Pole was -12.3°C (9.9°F) at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station on 25 December, 2011.
South Pole, Antarctica
What's the lowest recorded temperature on Earth?
The lowest recorded temperature on Earth was -89.2°C (-128.6°F) at Vostok Station in Antarctica, on 21 July, 1983. Outside of Antarctica, the most recent lowest temperature ever recorded was -68°C (-90°F) at Oymyakon in Sakha Republic, Russia, on 6 February, 1933.
What's the biggest city in the world?
If measured in terms of population within city limits, the biggest city is Shanghai, with a population of 17,836,133 people. In terms of the entire metropolitan area, the largest city is Tokyo, with a population of 36,923,000 people (2010).
Tokyo, Japan, the largest metropolitan area in the world