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Our contemporary world has a lot to offer in terms of interesting things, especially from geographic point of view. Fell free to read the following facts:

- Since the proclamation of its independence in 1825, Bolivia had passed through more than 175 revolutions, thus making it one of the most politically unstable country in the world.

- The total length of the Pan-American Highway is 47,958 km (29,800 mi) and it stretches from Prudhoe Bay in Alaska to Ushuaia in Argentina.

- 76% of the population of New Zealand lives on its North Island.

- With an area of 1,717,854 square km (663,268 sq mi), Alaska is the largest US State, but its population of 722,718 represents only 0,002% of the total US population.

- The Mediterranean island of Malta has an average of 300 sunny days per year.

- 15% of the total area of Sweden lies north of the Artic Circle.

- Situated at an altitude of 3,490 metres (11,450 ft), Lhasa, the capital of the Chinese Autonomous Region of Tibet, is one of the highest city in the world.

- The muslim community in India has about 177 million people thus representing the third largest muslim community in the world, after Indonesia and Pakistan.

- Standing at more than 4 million people, the turkish community in Germany is the second largest after the one in Turkey itself.

- More than half the area of Saudi Arabia is represented by deserts.

- There are about 1240 planes that land or take off daily to or from London Heathrow Airport.

- Having 600 km of ski pistes, Les 3 Vallées in France is the world largest ski resort.

- The California beaches get 567 million visitors annually and Miami Beach has about 21 million visitors per year.

- The Son Doong Cave in Vietnam was first revealead to the public in 2009 and it is considered the largest cave in the world.

- The Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta port region consists of five ports from the Netherlands and Belgium and it is the third busiest port region by gross cargo tonnage handled.

- The San Francisco Bay Area has eight toll bridges that cross the bay.

- The Indian rail network is the fourth largest rail network in the world with a total length of 64,015 kilometres (39,777 mi) and it has over 10 billion passengers annually.

- The highest quantity of snow ever fallen in one year was 31.1 meters (102 ft) and it happened in 1971-1972 on Mount Rainier, Washington.

I have written this article because i have a special interest in geography and geographical facts especially. If you want to find more curious and interesting facts about the world we live in, please fell free to visit my site: www.geographicalfacts.com .

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