19 Stunning Facts About Geography

“Not sure it applies but the meteor that brought an end to the dinossaurs was so massive that the crater actually started forming itself before it even touched ground, due to the unbelievable air pressure”

“Antarctica is the world’s largest desert, since it doesn’t get all that much rainfall. Also, if you put a cherry on top of it, Antarctica is the world’s largest dessert.”

“Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined”

“My parents in Canada live closer to me in England than they do to my in-laws in Canada.”

“Rubies and Sapphires are in fact, the same mineral, and both of them, as well as Emeralds, are actually rarer then Diamonds.”

“France’s longest border is with Brazil.”

“Palm trees grow in Ireland, at 53 degrees north. In Canada at 55 degrees north there are polar bears.”

“If you took a boat out of Reykjavík and sailed directly south, the first land mass you’d hit would be Antarctica.”

“Depending on where you are, you might have recently noticed a lot of dust from Africa coating your town. But dust from the Sahara regularly makes it’s way to the Amazon. In fact, without that dust, the Amazon might not even exist. The soil there is pretty nutrient poor, and that dust acts as a form of fertiliser. Two massive but opposing geological features – one full of life, the other very sparse – yet very strongly connected.”

“Australia is wider than the moon”

“Alaska is actually HUGE. It’s larger than Montana, Texas, and California combined. Yet, illustrated on maps as being tiny.”

“Not Earth’s geography but Mars’. Olympus Mons (volcano on Mars) is so big that it curves with the curvature of Mars itself to an extent that you cannot see the peak of the volcano if you would stand at the base of it.”

“The distance between New Zealand and Australia is roughly the same as the distance between The Netherlands and Libya.”

“There are 14 mountains over the height of 8000 metres. All of them are in Asia.”

“Despite Canada being the US’s “neighbor to the north”, the majority of Canadians live south of Seattle.”

“Perth is the most isolated metropolis in the world”

“When I worked for FedEx back in the 90’s one of the reasons why they chose Anchorage as a global hub (apart from the fact that aircraft use less fuel due to it being cooler) was that it is one of the only places in the world that is within 10 hours of the three biggest global markets; North America, Europe and Asia!

Who would have thought that a place considered in the middle of nowhere is actually the centre of the world.”

“How far north Europe is. I always pictured Europe as roughly parallel to the US, so northern Europe would be the same latitude as Minnesota and southern Europe as Florida. Not even close. The UK is almost entirely north of the lower 48 states and Rome is further north than New York City.”

“California is the closest state to Hawaii , but Hawaii is the furthest state from California”

“Texas is large enough that I could fit Copenhagen, Brussels, Zagreb, and Warsaw with their real life distances from each other inside the State lines.

The Great Lakes contain enough fresh water to flood an area the size of Great Britain in over 100 meters of water.”

“Australia is the only continent with no active volcanos.”

“I don’t know if it’s geography per se but I read somewhere that if the sun was the size of a whiteBlood cell, the milk way galaxy would be the size of the continental United States. That made me say woah..”

“The country that spans the most different time zones is… France! Because they have so many islands and areas around the world that are considered French soil.

Britain also has a bunch of overseas possessions that belong to the crown, but unlike France they don’t consider these places to be part of the same country.”

“America and Canada share the longest demilitarized border in the world.”

“Alaska is simultaneously the furthest west, east, and northern point in the US.”

“At high noon in Hawaii when the Sun is directly overhead, the shadows of objects evenly line up to make it look as if there are no shadows being cast, so objects planted in the ground would look like they’re in a poorly rendered video game. This phenomenon is called Lahaina Noon and it happens bi-annually.”

“China has 14 neighbouring countries.”

“Canada has the longest coastline in the world at approximately 243,042 kilometres. It’s estimated that it would take more than 30 years to walk Canada’s coastline at the rate of 19 kilometres a day.”

“Russia and America are so close. Whenever I look on a map, they are on opposite sides, but they are so much closer irl. I know, I am an idiot.”

“Russia and Japan are only around 10km away from each other”

“Although I’m on the other side of the planet, only 1 country separates me from North Korea.

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