Interesting facts about our planet

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Less than 1 percent of all the Caribbean islands populated






Alaska - the most northern, eastern, and western states in America. It is also the only part of the continent, vhodaschy in the eastern hemisphere.




The shortest name of the city - 'A', this place is located in Sweden and Norway.




Of the 25 highest peaks of the world, 19 are in the Himalayas.




Although Mount Everest lays claim to the highest height, because the Earth bulges at the equator, Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador is the closest to the Moon.




Mid-Atlantic Ridge - the longest mountain range in the world (18,000 kilometers). Located on the ridge of the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean



The Andes form the longest mountain range in the freeboard 7, 000 kilometers.



Glaciers store between 70% and 80% of the total stock of fresh water on the planet.



99% of these glaciers are in the Arctic and Antarctic.



In 1811 and 1812 years of three earthquakes measuring around 8 on the Richter scale, caused the Mississippi River to flow backward.



The seven largest countries in the world (Russia, Canada, USA, China, Australia, Brazil and Argentina), occupy half of the territory of our planet.



Trans-Siberian Railway crosses the bridge 3901.



Nauru - the only country in the world, which has no official capital.



In Japan, the 17 active volcanoes.



In Saudi Arabia, there are no rivers.



Lebanon - the only country in the Middle East, where there is no desert.



Unlike most African countries, Ethiopia was never a European colony.



France, Italy and Chile formally recognized the existence of UFOs



The largest city in the world by area, Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia (China), which is 263 953 km. sq.



Lesotho, Vatican City and San Marino - the only countries completely surrounded by one other country.



Sargasso Sea - an area in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by the ocean current. It is the only sea that has no shore



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