World

World facts

The Earth spinning on its axisThe Earth spinning on its axis

Facts about the world

Circumference at the Equator  40,075 km
   (24,901 miles)
Land area  148,328,100 sq km
   (57,270,000 sq miles)
Ocean area  361,741,000 sq km
   (139,670,000 sq miles)
Population  7,042,600,000
Highest point  Mt. Everest (Nepal and China),
   8863 m (29,078 ft)
Greatest depth  Challenger Deep, Mariana
   Trench (Pacific Ocean), 10,924 m (35,840 ft)
Lowest point on land  Dead Sea (Israel/Jordan),
   423 m (1388 ft) below sea level
Longest river  Nile (Africa), 6670 km (4145 miles)
Largest lake  Caspian Sea, 371,000 sq km
   (143,000 sq miles)
Largest country  Russia, 17,075,400 sq km
   (6,592,800 sq miles)
Largest population  China, 1,360,720,000
Largest city  Tokyo (Japan), 35,682,000 people



Tetiaroa atoll, South Pacific OceanTetiaroa atoll, South Pacific Ocean

The world's oceans

1   Pacific Ocean area 155,557,000 sq km (60,060,700 sq miles);
     average depth 4028 m (13,215 ft);
     deepest point
Challenger Deep, Mariana Trench 10,924 m (35,840 ft)

2   Atlantic Ocean area 76,762,000 sq km (29,637,900 sq miles);
     average depth 3926 m (12,880 ft); deepest point Puerto Rico Trench 8605 m (28,231 ft)

3   Indian Ocean area 68,566,000 sq km (26,469,900 sq miles);
     average depth 3963 m (13,002 ft) deepest point Java Trench 7258 m (23,812 ft)

4   Southern Ocean area 20,327,000 sq km (7,848,300 sq miles);
     average depth 4000–5000 m (13,000–16,400 ft);
     deepest point
South Sandwich Trench 23,737 ft (7235 m)

5   Arctic Ocean area 14,056,000 sq km (5,427,000 sq miles);
     average depth 1205 m (3953 ft); deepest point Fram Basin 4665 m (15,305 ft)



The summit of Mount Everest, in the HimalayasThe summit of Mount Everest, in the Himalayas

The world's
highest mountains

1    Mount Everest, 8863 m (29,078 ft)
2    K2, 8611 m (28,251 ft)
3    Kangchenjunga, 8586 m (28,169 ft)
4    Lhotse, 8516 m (27,940 ft)
5    Makalu, 8485 m (27,838 ft)
6    Cho Oyo, 8188 m (26,864 ft)
7    Dhaulagiri I, 8167 m (26,795 ft)
8    Manaslu, 8163 m (26,781 ft)
9    Nanga Parbat, 8126 m (26,667 ft)
10  Annapurna I, 8091 m (26,545 ft)

      

The River Amazon in South AmericaThe River Amazon in South America

The world's
longest rivers

1    Nile, 6670 km (4145 miles)
2    Amazon, 6451 km (4008 miles)   
3    Yangtze, 6300 km (3910 miles)    
4    Mississippi-Missouri, 5970 km (3710 miles)
5    Yenisei, 5539 km (3441 miles)
6    Yellow River (Huang He), 5464 km
         (3395 miles)
7    Ob-Irtysh, 5410 km (3361 miles)
8    Paraná, 4880 km (3032 miles)
9    Congo, 4700 km (2920 miles)
10   Amur, 4444 km (2762 miles)


Lake Malawi between Malawi, Mozambique and TanzaniaLake Malawi between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania

The world's
largest lakes

1    Caspian Sea, 371,000 sq km
         (143,000 sq miles)

2    Superior, 83,270 sq km (32,150 sq miles)
3    Victoria, 68,800 sq km (26,560 sq miles)
4    Huron, 60,700 sq km (23,440 sq miles)
5    Michigan, 58,020 sq km (22,400 sq miles)
6    Tanganyika, 32,900 sq km (12,700 sq miles)
7    Baikal, 31,500 sq km (12,160 sq miles)
8    Great Bear, 31,080 sq km (12,000 sq miles)
9    Malawi, 30,044 sq km (11,600 sq miles)
10  Great Slave, 28,930 sq km (11,170 sq miles) 


The world's largest countries

The world's largest countriesThe world's largest countries

1    Russia, 17,075,400 sq km (6,592,800 sq miles)
2    Canada, 9,984,700 sq km (3,855,100 sq miles)
3    China, 9,640,000 sq km (3,722,000 sq miles)
4    United States, 9,629,100 sq km (3,717,800 sq miles)
5    Brazil, 8,514,900 sq km (3,287,600 sq miles)
6    Australia, 7,692,000 sq km (2,970,000 sq miles)
7    India, 3,287,300 sq km (1,269,200 sq miles)
8    Argentina, 2,780,400 sq km (1,073,500 sq miles)
9    Kazakhstan, 2,724,900 sq km (1,052,100 sq miles)
10  Algeria, 2,381,740 sq km (919,590 sq miles)    


Wangfujing, a shopping street, in Beijing, ChinaWangfujing, a shopping street, in Beijing, China

The world's most
populous countries

1    China, 1,360,720,000
2    India1,220,800,000
3    United States of America317,564,000
4    Indonesia245,613,000
5    Brazil198,700,000
6    Pakistan182,490,000
7    Nigeria174,508,000
8    Bangladesh158,570,000
9    Russia143,700,000
10  Japan127,561,000




Times Square in New York City, USATimes Square in New York City, USA

The world's most
populous cities

1    Tokyo-Yokohama (Japan), 35,682,000
2    Seoul (South Korea)25,620,000
3    Shanghai (China)24,150,000
4    Mexico City (Mexico), 21,200,000
5    São Paolo (Brazil), 18,818,000
6    Mumbai (India), 20,748,000
7    New York City (USA), 19,651,000
8    Beijing (China), 19,612,000
9    Osaka-Kobe (Japan), 18,644,000
10  Delhi (India), 16,314,000 




Consultant:
 Lloyd Jenkins

© 2017 Q-files Ltd. All rights reserved. Switch to Mobile