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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, South America, basin of 2,500,000 square miles

Longest Estuary:           Ob River, Russia, 550 miles long, up to 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


Note: An archipelago is a string of islands.



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