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CONTINENTS OF THE WORLD

THE EARTH
Estimated Weight (mass) (5,940,000,000,000,000,000,000 metric tons) Estimated Age 4.6 billion years Current Population 6,446,131,714 Surface Area (510,066,000 sq km) Land Area (148,647,000 sq km) 29.1% Ocean Area (335,258,000 sq km) Total Water Area (361,419,000 sq km) 70.9% Type of Water (97% salt), (3% fresh)

CONTINENTS (by size) #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 Asia - (44,579,000 sq km) Africa - (30,065,000 sq km) North America - (24,256,000 sq km) South America - (17,819,000 sq km) Antarctica - (13,209,000 sq km) Europe - (9,938,000 sq km) Australia/Oceania - (7,687,000 sq km)

Circumference at the equator (40,066 km) Circumference at the poles (39, 992 km) Diameter at the equator (12,753 km) Diameter at the poles (12,710 km) Radius at the equator (6,376 km) Radius at the poles (6,355 km) Orbit Speeds The earth orbits the Sun at (66,700 mph), (107,320 km per hour) Sun Orbit The earth orbits the Sun every 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds To convert km (kilometers) to miles, multiply kilometers by: 0.621371 To convert sq km (kilometers) to sq miles, multiply kilometers by: 0.386102

CONTINENTS (by population) 2006 est. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 Asia - (3,879,000,000) Africa - (877,500,000) Europe - (727,000,000) North America - (501,500,000) South America - (379,500,000) Australia/Oceania - (32,000,000) Antarctica - (0)

CONTINENTS (by the number of countries) #1 #3 #2 #4 #5 #6 Africa - (53) Europe - (46) Asia - (44) North America - (23) Oceania - (14) South America - (12)

ASTRONOMY
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OCEANS OF THE WORLD (by size)
Pacific (155,557,000 sq km) Atlantic (76,762,000 sq km) Indian (68,556,000 sq km) Southern (20,327,000 sq km) Arctic (14,056,000 sq km) Note the Southern Ocean was approved in 2000 by the International Hydrographic Organization. It is now the fourth largest ocean.

COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD
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CURRENCY
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OCEANS' GREATEST DEPTHS

Mariana Trench, Pacific Ocean 35,827 ft Puerto Rico Trench, Atlantic Ocean 30,246 ft Java Trench, Indian Ocean 24,460 ft Arctic Basin, Arctic Ocean 18,456 ft

DEEPEST OCEANS & SEAS
Pacific Ocean (35,827 ft) (10,924 meters) Atlantic Ocean (30,246 ft) (9,219 meters) Indian Ocean (24,460 ft) (7,455 meters) Caribbean Sea (22,788 ft) (6,946 meters) Arctic Ocean (18,456 ft) (5,625 meters) South China Sea (16,456 ft) (5,016 meters) Bering Sea (15,659 ft) (4,773 meters) Mediterranean Sea (15,197 ft) (4,632 meters) Gulf of Mexico (12,425 ft) (3,787 meters) Japan Sea (12,276 ft) (3,742 meters) Note that official depths for the Southern Ocean are still not available at this time.

LARGEST COUNTRIES (by land mass) locator map here Russia 17,075,400 sq km, (6,592,846 sq miles) Canada 9,330,970 sq km, (3,602,707 sq miles) China 9,326,410 sq km, (3,600,947 sq miles) USA 9.166,600 sq km, (3,539,242 sq miles) Brazil 8,456,510 sq km, (3,265,075 sq miles) Australia 7,617,930 sq km, (2,941,283 sq miles) India 2,973,190 sq km, (1,147,949 sq miles) Argentina 2,736,690 sq km, (1,056,636 sq miles) Kazakhstan 2,717,300 sq km, (1,049,150 sq miles) Sudan 2,376,000 sq km, (917,374 sq miles) SMALLEST COUNTRIES (by land mass) Vatican City 0.44 sq km, (0.17 sq miles) Monaco 1.95 sq km, (0.75 sq miles) Nauru 21.2 sq km, (8.2 sq miles) Tuvalu 26 sq km, (10 sq miles) San Marino 61 sq km, (24 sq miles) Liechtenstein 160 sq km, (62 sq miles) Marshall Islands 181 sq km, (70 sq miles) Seychelles 270 sq km, (104 sq miles) Maldives 300 sq km, (116 sq miles) St. Kitts and Nevis 360 sq km, (139 sq miles) OLDEST COUNTRIES
San Marino (301 AD) France (486 AD) Bulgaria (632 AD) Denmark (950 AD) Portugal (1143 AD) Andorra (1278 AD) Switzerland (1291 AD)

MAJOR BODIES OF WATER
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MAJOR SEAS (by size)
locator map here South China (2,974,600 sq km) Caribbean (2,515,900 sq km) Mediterranean (2,510,000 sq km) Bering (2,261,100 sq km) Gulf of Mexico (1,507,600 sq km) Arabian Sea (1,498,320 sq km) Sea of Okhotsk (1,392,100 sq km) Sea of Japan (East Sea) (1,012,900 sq km) Hudson Bay (730,100 sq km) East China (664,600 sq km) Andaman (564,900 sq km) Black (507,900 sq km) Red (453,000 sq km)

YOUNGEST COUNTRIES
Montenegro (July, 2006) Serbia (July, 2006) East Timor (2002) Palau (1994) Czech Republic (1993) Eritrea (1993) Slovakia (1993) Bosnia/Hertzegovina (1992)

MAJOR ISLANDS (by size)
locator map here Australia, (7,617.930 sq km) is widely considered part of a continental landmass, not officially an island. But without doubt it is the largest island on the planet, and when combined with Oceania, the smallest continent on Earth. Greenland (2,175,600 sq km) New Guinea (792,500 sq km) Borneo (725,500 sq km) Madagascar (587,000 sq km) Baffin (507,500 sq km) Sumatra (427,300 sq km) Honshu (227,400 sq km) Great Britain (218,100 sq km) Victoria (217,300 sq km) Ellesmere (196,200 sq km) Celebes (178,650 sq km) New Zealand (south) (151,000 sq km) Java (126,700 sq km) New Zealand (north) (114,000 sq km) Newfoundland (108,900 sq km) ISLANDS: Additional details and facts here

RICHEST COUNTRIES
(GNP in USA Dollars) Luxembourg ($45,360) Switzerland ($44,355) Japan ($41,010) Liechtenstein ($40,000) Norway ($34,515)

POOREST COUNTRIES
(GNP in USA Dollars) Mozambique ($80) Somalia ($100) Eritrea ($100) Ethiopia ($100) Congo, DNC ($100)

COUNTRIES WITH MOST LAND BORDERS
(The Most Neighboring Countries) China (14) Russian Federation (14) Brazil (10) Congo, Germany and Sudan (9)

Austria, France, Tanzania, Turkey and Zambia (8)

DEPENDENCIES AND TERRITORIES

Numerous areas of the world (most often islands) are under the economic and military protection of another country. These dependencies and territories are usually small and remote. Some sti aspire to gain independence, while others would be unable to surviv as an independent country based on global positioning and economi conditions.

MAJOR RIVERS (By Length) Nile, Africa (6,825 km) Amazon, South America (6,437 km) Chang Jiang (Yangtze), Asia (6,380 km) Mississippi, North America (5,971 km) Yenisey-Angara, Asia (5,536 km) Huang (Yellow), Asia (5,464 km) Ob-Irtysh, Asia (5,410 km) Amur, Asia (4,416 km) Lena, Asia (4,400 km) Congo, Africa (4,370 km) Mackenzie-Peace, North America (4,241 km) Mekong, Asia (4,184 km) Niger, Africa (4,171 km) MAJOR LAKES (By Size) Caspian Sea, Asia-Europe (371,000 sq km) Superior, North America (82,100 sq km) Victoria, Africa (69,500 sq km) Huron, North America (59,600 sq km) Michigan, North America (57,800 sq km) Tanganyika, Africa (32,900 sq km) Baikal, Asia (31,500 sq km) Great Bear, North America (31,300 sq km) Aral Sea, Asia (30,700 sq km) Malawi, Africa (28,900 sq km) Great Slave, Canada (28,568 sq km) Erie, North America (25,667 sq km) Winnipeg, Canada (24,387 sq km) Ontario, North America (19,529 sq km) Balkhash, Kazakhstan (18,300 sq km) DEEPEST LAKES (By Greatest Depth) Baikal, Russian Fed. (5,315 ft) Tanganyika, Africa (4,800 ft) Caspian Sea, Asia-Europe (3,363 ft) Malawi or Nyasa, Africa (2,317 ft) Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan (2,303 ft) WATER TERMINOLOGY
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Dependencies and Territories of the World (a complete list)

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TOP 10 TALLEST MOUNTAINS
Mount Everest 8850m (29035ft) Nepal/China Qogir (K2) 8611m (28250ft) Pakistan Kangchenjunga 8586m (28169ft) Nepal Lhotse 8501m (27920ft) Nepal Makalu I 8462m (27765ft) Nepal Cho Oyu 8201m (26906ft) Nepal Dhaulagiri 8167m (26794ft) Nepal Manaslu I 8156m (26758ft) Nepal Nanga Parbat 8125m (26658ft) Pakistan Annapurna I 8091m (26545ft) Nepal

The dormant volcano Mauna Kea (on the Big Island of Hawaii) could be considered the tallest mountain in the world. If you measure it from its base in theHawaiian Trough (3,300 fathoms deep) to its summit of 13,796 feet, it reaches a height of 33,476 feet.

TALLEST MOUNTAINS
(On Each Continent) Mount Everest 8850m (29035ft) Asia Aconcagua 6959m (22831ft) S. America

Mount McKinley 6194m (20320ft) N. America Mount Kilimanjaro 5963m (19563ft) Africa Mount Elbrus 5633m (18481ft) Europe Puncak Jaya 4884m (16023ft) Oceania Vinson Massif 4897m (16066ft) Antarctica

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LANGUAGES OF THE WORLD
Languages spoken by the most people (Native speakers only) Chinese Mandarin 1 billion + English 512 million Hindi 501 million Spanish 399 million Russian 285 million Arabic 265 million Bengali 245 million Portuguese 196 million Malay-Indonesian 140 million Japanese 125 million German 100 million Korean 78 million French 77 million Chinese, Wu 77 million Javanese 75 million Chinese. Yue 71 million OFFICIAL LANGUAGES French is an official language here Spanish is an official language here

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