Some Geographical Facts That’ll Make You Wonder ‘What, How, Why?’

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Whoever said the world was a simple place, has clearly not seen enough. The planet has a mystery in every nook and corner. Something beyond our comprehension, beyond our imagination. If we actually make an effort, it gives us endless things to be intrigued and amused about. For a starter, here are 18 geographical facts you never had an idea about.


1. How Small Is The Smallest City?

Vatican City

The total area measures up to only 110acres, with a population of just 1000people which is probably less than the number of people in your university. It’s the smallest country in means of population and area.


2. Africa Spreads Its Wings

Africa Spreads Its Wings

Most of the continents are spread over 1 or 1.5 hemispheres, but Africa is placed in such a way that its area is spread over all four hemispheres. So, every hemisphere you look into, Africa is sure shot to be found.


3. Land With The Most Lakes

Land With Most Lakes

Canada has some of the largest lakes in the world. It has 561 lakes in total, covering a good 9% of the entire country. Amongst all the natural lakes in the world, more than half are situated in Canada. All the lakes are blessed with a picturesque backdrop and serene environment.


4. Moon’s Closest Companion

Moon's Closest Companion

If measured from the sea level, Mt Everest is still the champion of being the highest mountain; but, if stood on the earth’s surface and looked upon, we have a new winner. Mt Chimborazo is 1.5miles higher than Everest, which makes it closest to the moon. This is due to some uneven ridges on the Equator.


5. Collection Of Peaks

Collection Of Peaks

There are several mountain ranges in the world, but the Himalayas are one of the most majestic young fold mountain ranges. Amongst the top 25 highest peaks in the world, a fantastic number of 19 belong to this range. Boasting some of the highest peaks like Mt Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga; the Himalayas make the best mountain ranges.


6. Countries At The Border

14 Countries At The Border

China has the fourth largest area, after Russia, Canada, and the USA. Being such a large country and landlocked on three out of four sides, it shares its borders with 14 countries including; North Korea, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam.


7. Nation With No Capital

No Capital

Being amongst the smallest countries, Nauru is most well-known for two things; being the most obese country and being a nation with no official capital city. The island has no cities in fact. Yaren is rumored to be the capital because it’s a district with the most number of important buildings.


8. A City Where Buildings Have Zipcodes

 A City Where Buildings Have Zipcodes

Manhattan has multiple numbers of exquisite buildings that demand their own zip code. Currently, there are 43 such buildings in Manhattan with zip codes of their own. It is generally due to their large size or the huge number of people occupying it.


9. Real Name Of L.A

L.A. Real Name

The posh place known popularly as L.A or Los Angeles, in reality, has a much longer name. It’s El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula. It means, ‘The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels on of the River Porciúncula’. Los Angeles which means ‘the angels’ is just an abbreviation of the real name.


10. Multiple Rome


Rome’s real name is ‘Roma’. There are seven continents in the world and there are 6 cities namely ‘Rome’ in the world. Every continent has a city called Rome, except Antarctica. There is:
• Europe: Roma, Italy
• South America: Roma, Ecuador
• North America: Roma, Texas
• Australia: Roma, Queensland
• Africa: Roma, Lesotho
• Asia: Roma, Indonesia


11. A Sea With No End

A Sea With No End

This mysterious sea called the Sargasso Sea has no coastline. Its surrounded by the North Atlantic Current on the north, North Atlantic Equatorial Current on the south, Canary Current on the east and Gulf stream on the west; basically, no land boundaries. The famous Bermuda Triangle is on the western fringes of the sea.


12. City Spread Over Two Continents

City In Two Continents

Istanbul embraces both Asia and Europe, spread over both the continents. From the heart of the city, the Bosphorus Strait acts as a natural boundary between the two continents.


13. Smallest Island Country

Smallest Island Country

The total area of this volcanic island, Pitcairn situated on the south pacific is 1.75 sq miles with the latest population recorded as just 50 people. This makes Pitcairn the smallest island with the status of a country.


14. Northern Hemisphere Is Most Populated

Northern Hemisphere Is Most Populated

Most of the habitable land is situated in the Northern hemisphere, thus accommodating 90% of the world population. The southern hemisphere is predominantly made up of oceans.


15. What Could Be The Shortest Name Of A Place?

 What Could Be The Shortest Name Of A Place?

A tiny fishing hamlet in Norway has the shortest name. The name Ǻ suggests the name of a river in the Scandinavian language. It’s populated by just 150 people.

All those facts were absolutely fascinating, weren’t they? As we delve in deeper, there would be more and more facts to surprise us even more. With the growing population and the changing earth, it must be really difficult for people to find jobs. But most people prefer working in certain countries which also provides them the lifestyle they prefer. Find out the countries which most job seekers go to in search of jobs.

Vijay Alagar
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Young and Ambitious; Better at Videogames than at life. Works as a creative writer by day, Batman at night.