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 Animal

Tallest on land – Giraffe

Fastest (Bird) – The Peregrine Falcon

Longest Animal – Blue Whale

Largest land Animal – African Bush Elephant

Airliner

Longest – Boeing 747-8

Biggest Bell

Great Bell at Moscow

Bird

Largest – Ostrich

Wingless – Kiwi

Largest (Sea) – Albatross

Smallest – Humming Bird

Airport

Largest – King Abdul Khalid International Airport

Highest – Bangda Airport, Tibet (Now in China)

Tallest Building

Burj Khalifa, Dubai (828 m)

Tallest office Building

Patronas Twin Towers Kuala Lampur (Malaysia)

Canal

Longest Big Ship Canal - Suez Canal (Linking red sea & Mediterranean)

Busiest Canal (Ship) - Baltic White Sea Canal (152 miles)

Biggest Cinema House

Roxy (New York)

city

Highest  - Wen Chuan (Tibet, China) 16,732 ft.

Largest in population - Tokyo

Biggest in area - Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia

Continent

Largest – Asia

Smallest - Australia

Country

Largest in Population – China

Largest in Area - Russia

Longest Corridor

Rameshwaram’s temple Corridor

Largest Coral Formation

The Great Barrier Reef (Australia)

Dam

Largest - Grand Coulee- Concrete Dam on Columbia river (U.S.A)

Highest – Rogunskaya Dam on River Vakhsh, Tajikistan

Longest- Hirakud Dam (Odisha,India) on river Mahanadi

Highest (Straight) – Bhakra Dam on River Sutluj

Day

Longest  - 21 June (in Northern Hemisphere)

Shortest - 22 Dec (in Northern Hemisphere)

Largest Delta

Sundarbans, India

Largest Desert (World)

Sahara, Africa (84, 00,000 sq. km.)

Largest Diamond

The Cullinan (over 1 ½ 1b.)

Largest Democracy

India

Biggest Dome (Old Archi)

Gol Gumbaz  (Bijapur), 144 ft. diameter.

Biggest Dome (New Archi)

Astrodome, Sports

Longest Epic

The Mahabharata

Largest Island

Greenland (renamed kalaallit Nunaat)

Largest Lake (Artificial)

Lake mead (Bouler)

Lake

Deepest - Baikal (Siberia); average depth2300 ft.

Highest - Titicaca (Bolivia) 12645 ft. above sea level

Largest (Fresh Water) - Lake Superior, U.S.A

Largest (Salt Water) - Caspian Sea

Largest (Artificial) – Lake Mead (Boulder Dam Area)

Largest Mosque

Jama Masjid, Delhi, (area 10,000 sq. ft.)

Biggest Library

National Kiev Library,Moscow & Library of the Congress, Washington)

Highest Mountain peak (World)

Himalayas

Longest Mountain Range

Andes (S.America) 5,500 miles in length

Biggest Museum

British Museum (London)

Tallest Minaret (Free Standing)

Qutub Minar, Delhi 238 ft.

Tallest Minaret

Great Hassan Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco

Deepest & Biggest Ocean

The Pacific

Largest Palace

Imperial Palace (Gugong), Beijing (China)

Largest Park

Yellow stone national park(USA).

Largest Peninsula

Arabic (32,50,000 sq. km.)

Coldest Place or Region

Verkhoyansk (Syberia), Temperature – 85` C

Driest Place

Death Valley (California); rainfall 1 ½ inch.

Hottest Place (World)

Al-Aziziyah (Libya, Africa) 136`F

Largest Planet

Jupiter

Brightest and Hottest Planet (also nearest to Earth)

Venus

Farthest planet (from the Sun)

Neptune (Note- Pluto is removed from the category of Planet)

Nearest Planet (to the Sun)

Mercury

Smallest Planet

Mercury

Highest Plateau

Pamir Plateau (Tibet)

Longest Platform (Railway)

Kharagpur  W.B, India (833m)

Largest Platform (Railway)

Grand Central terminal, New York (U.S.A)

Largest sea Port

Port of Sanghai (China)

Busiest container Port

Shangai ,China.

Longest Railway

Trans-Siberian Railway (6,000 miles Long)

Longest River

Nile (6690 km), Amazon (6570 km.)

Longest River Dam

Hirakund Dam (Orissa), India 15.8 miles.

Largest sea-bird

Albatross

Largest Sea (inland)

Mediterranean

Brightest Star

Sirius (also called Dog star)

Tallest statue

Spring temple Budha,china(128m)

Tallest Statue (Bronze)

Bronze Statue of Lord Buddha, Tokyo (Japan).

Longest Swimming Course

English Channel

Tallest Tower

Skytree ,Tokyo,japan.(634m)

Longest train nonstop

Flying Scoutsman

Longest Tunnel (Railway)

Seikan Rail Tunnel (Japan), (53.85 km.)

Longest & Largest Canal Tunnel

Le Rove Tunnel  (South of France)

Longest Tunnel (Road)

Laerdal, Norway

Highest Volcano

Ojos Del Salado, Andes Argentine-Chile (6,885 m.)

Largest Volcano

Mauna Lao (Hawaii)

Longest Wall

Great Wall of China (1500 miles)

Highest Waterfall

Salto Angel Falls (Venezuela)

Longest Strait

Tartar Strait (Sakhalin Island & the Russian mainland)

Broadest Strait

Davis Straits (Greenland & Baffin Island, (Canada)

Narrowest strait

Chaliks-45 yards  (Between the Greek mainland the island of Euboea in the Aegean Sea)

Largest Bay

Hudson Bay, Canada (Shore line 7623 miles)

Largest Gulf

Gulf of Mexico,( shoreline 2100 miles)

Largest Archipelago

Indonesia (over 3,000 Islands)

Tallest Active Geyser

Giant (Geyser ) yelowstone  park U.S.A 200 ft. high

Largest River Basin

Amazon Basin- 27, 20,000 sq. mile.

World rainiest spot

Cherrapunji  (Mawsynram), India

Largest Gorge

Grand Canyon, on the Colorado River, U.S.A

Lightest gas

Hydrogen

Lightest Metal

Lithium

Highest Melting Point

Tungsten, 3,410`C

Hardest Substance

Diamond

Longest Life Span of an Animal

190 to 200 years, (Giant tortoise)

Fastest Animal

Cheetah (Leopard ) 70 m.p.h

Longest Jump Animal

Kangaroo

Longest wing Spread Bird

Albatross

Slowest Animal

Snail

Domestic Dog

Irish Wolf Hound

Fastest Dog

Persian Grey Hound (speed 43 m.p.h)

Longest poisonous snake

King cobra

Biggest Flower

Raffesia  (Java)

Largest Stadium

Strahov stadium in Prague, (the Czech Republic)

Largest Church

Basilica of St. Peter, Vatican city, Rome Italy

Largest Temple

Angkor Vat (Combodia)

Largest Diamond mine

Kimbarley (S.Africa)

Largest River in volume

Amazon, Brazil

Highest Capital City

La Paz (Bolivia)

Largest Asian Desert

Gobi, Mongolia

Longest Thoroughfare

Verazano-Narrows, New York City Harbour

Largest Neck Animal

Giraffe

Largest Animal of the Cat Family

Lion

Most Intelligent Animal

Chimpanzee

Bird, that never makes its nests

Cuckoo

Reptile which changes its colors

Chameleon

Mammal

Largest – Whale

Smallest – Bumblebee Bat

 


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