There are so many facts which we are not aware of. Some excite us, some surprise us. Today we have brought you 15 geographical facts that will amaze you.
1. Reelfoot Lake Formed Due To Earthquakes
Located in the northwest portion of U. S state of Tennessee, The Reelfoot Lake was formed when the region subsided during the 1811–12 New Madrid earthquakes. The earthquakes made several geographical changes including the formation of the lake in the landforms.
2. The Dead Sea Is Dying
Dead Sea has great ecological values. However, its days are numbered as it is drying at a rate of 1 meter per year. According to the researches, it has dried more than 40 meters since 1950.
3. Kiribati Is The Only Country Spread In All Hemispheres
The central pacific, country, Kiribati consists of, 33 atolls and one solitary island (band) extending into the Eastern and western hemisphere, as well as Northern and Southern hemisphere.
4. Point Nemo
Pacific Ocean is the deepest as well as the largest ocean in the world. Moreover, it encompasses point Nemo, which is the farthest point in the ocean from the landmass. Pursuing this further, the nearest landmass is 2,688 km away from the Nemo point.
5. Diomede Islands A. K. A. Tomorrow And Yesterday Islands
The Diomede Islands encompasses two islands named big Diomede and Small Diomede. The Big Diomede is owned by Russia and the Small one is owned by America. The fun fact about the Islands is that the distance between them is just 3.8 km but the time difference is 21 hours. The bigger one is 21 hours ahead to the smaller one. To conclude, the Big and The Small Diomedes are known as Tomorrow Island and Yesterday Island respectively.
6. Lake Baikal Contains 20% Of The Total Unfrozen Fresh Water On Earth
Lake Baikal in Russia is the deepest and oldest lake in the world. Moreover, it is spread over a large area of 31,722 Sq. Kilometer. It contains the 20% of the total unfrozen fresh water on the planet. Due to its gigantic size, it is often mistaken for a sea.
7. Yellowstone Can Fill Grand Canyon With Lava
Located in Yellowstone National Park in the United States, Yellowstone Caldera is a supervolcano. According to researches, the Supervolcano contains enough lava to fill Grand Canyon roughly 11 times.
8. The Height Of Mt. Everest Is Increasing
Mount Everest in Nepal is the highest peak in the world. However, the fun fact about the peek is that the height of the peek is gradually increasing. According to news on BBC, the height of the peek was stated 29028 feet in 1953. However, the height was stated 29035 feet in 1999.
9. The Chamarel Plain- 7 Colored Earth in Mauritius
The Chamarel Plain of Mauritius is famous all across the world for its seven colored earth. However, it is not the earth but it is the sand that got the seven colors and gives it allure. The seven colors are visible all the times.
10. Zerão, Stadium That Separates Hemispheres
Located in Macapá, Brazil, Estádio Milton Corrêa, A.K.A Zerão, is a multipurpose stadium. Built in 1990, the half line of the stadium lies on the equator. To conclude, the teams playing in the stadium are technically representing two hemispheres.
11. Dingo Fence
The pest exclusion fence was built in Australia during the 1880 and it was finished in 1885. The fence stretches to a huge length of 5614 kilometers which is more than the distance between Seattle and Miami.
12. The “Four Corners”
You can be in four different states simultaneously. Yes! You have heard it right. There is a place called “Four Corners” in US where the corners of four states meet. The four states are Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. The “Four Corners” is a circle around the corners. Hence, on entering the circle you will enter the four states.
13. Chimborazo is Higher Than Mount Everest (Conditions Applied)
Mount Everest is known as the highest mountain in the world. However, if we measure from the centre of the earth, Chimborazo is higher than Mount Everest.
14. 11 Time Zones In Russia
Russia is the largest country in the world. Moreover, the time difference is huge between 2 opposite ends of the country. While there is 7am on one end, it would be 6pm on the other end.
15. Anna Creek Station Largest Ranch In The World
The cattle station, Anna Creek in South portion of Australia is spread in a huge area of 6,000,000 acres which is more than the area of Israel. All in all, it is the largest ranch in the world
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