Friday, June 15, 2007

Top Ten in the World

Here are the top ten in various areas, brought to you by the New York Times World Almanac:

Great Deserts of the World
(size in sq. km.)
Sahara (North Africa): 9,065,000 sq. km.
Arabian (Saudi Arabia): 2,330,000 sq. km.
Australian (Australia): 1,554,000 sq. km.
Gobi (Mongolia / China): 1,295,000 sq. km.
Libyan (Libya): 1,165,000 sq. km.
Rub al-Khali (Saudi Arabia): 647,500 sq. km.
Kalahari (South Africa): 582,800 sq. km.
Taklimakan (China): 362,600 sq. km.
Chihuahuan (Mexico): 362,600 sq. km.
Great Victoria (Australia): 338,500 sq. km.

The World's Highest Mountain Peaks (height)
Everest (Nepal/China): 8,848 M
K2 (Kashmir): 8,611 M
Kanchenjunja (Nepal/India): 8,598 M
Lhotse 1 (Nepal/China): 8,511 M
Makalu 1 (Nepal/China): 8,481 M
Lhotse 2 (Nepal/China): 8,400 M
Dhaulagiri (Nepal): 8,172 M
Manaslu 1 (Nepal): 8,156 M
Cho-Oyo (Nepal/China): 8,153 M
Nanga Parbat (Kashmir): 8,126 M

Longest Rivers In the World (length in km)
Nile (Sudan/Egypt): 6,673 km.
Amazon (Peru): 6,440 km.
Mississippi-Missouri (US): 6,021 km.
Yangtze (China): 5,989 km.
Yenisei-Angara (Russia): 5,877 km.
Amur-Argun (China): 5,780 km.
Ob-Irtysh (China): 5,410 km.
Plata-Parana (Brazil): 4,878 km.
Yellow (China): 4,674 km.
Congo (Zaire): 4,669 km.

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