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Statistics of the World

Age of the Earth 4.55 billion years
Total surface area 316.94 million sq.km
Total land area 57.506 million sq.km
Total Water Area 139.434 m.sq.km
Total lenght of coastlines 358,000 miles
Total Population 7 billion
Growth rate of population 1.14 percent
Life expectency Male 63, Female 66
Political division 195 sovereign countries, 61 dependent and 6 disputed
Number of continents Seven
Highest points Mount Everest, 29,035 feet.
Lowest point Dead sea. 1339 feet below sea level
Largest continent Asia, 44,589,000 sq.km
Oldest civilization Sumerian (3200-2360 BC)
Largest Island Greenland, 822,700 sq.miles
Largest Desert Sahara (Africa), 3,320,000 sq.miles
Highest Volcano Kilimanjaro (Tanzania). 19,340 feet
Largest Ocean Pacific Ocean. 6,380,000 sq.miles
Largest Natural Lake Caspian Sea (Asia). 140,200 sq.miles
Largest River Nile. (Africa), 4,132 miles long
Largest Dam (Height) Nurek Dame (Tajikistan). 300 meters high
Largest Dam (Volume) Syncrude Tailings (Canada), 540 millioin feet
Largest Dam (Reservoi) Owen Falls (Ugandada) 2700 billion cubic meter
Largest Dam (power capacity) Itaipu (Brazil) 13,320 mega watt

 

Lowest Places in the world (Continent wise):

Name Continent Depth in meters Depth in feet
Dead Sea Asia 403 1332
Lake Assal Africa 156 512
Death Valley N. America 86 282
Valdes Peninsula S. America 40 131
Caspian Sea Europe 28 92
Lake Byre North Oceania 16 53

 

Area of Continents and Oceans:

Continent /Ocean Area (Sq.km) Area (Sq.mile) Percentage
Asia 44,500,000 17,177,000 29.8
Africa 30,302,000 11,697,000 20.3
North America 24,241,000 9,357,000 16.2
South America 17,793,000 6,868,000 11.9
Europe 9,957,000 3,843,000 6.7
Australia & Oceania 8,557,000 3,303,000 5.3
Antarctica 14,100,000 5,443,000 9.4
Pacific Ocean 179,697,000 69,356,000 49.9
Atlantic Ocean 92,373,000 35,657,000 25.7
Indian Ocean 73,917,000 28,532,000 20.5
Arctic Ocean 14.090,000 5,439,000 3.9

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