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Intriguing geographical facts about the world

 


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The world we live in has a lot of interesting things that are just waiting to be discovered. The facts mentioned below are just a few of these things:

- 35% of the total population of Australia lives in the New South Wales state.

- Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, is the most densely populated city in the world.

- The southern Chinese city of Beihai is the fastest growing city in the world with a population increase of 10.58% per year.

- 78% (about 110 million people) of the total Russian population lives in the European part of Rusia which represents only 25% of its total area.

- The US Yellowstone National Park has one of the largest high-altitude lakes in North America : Yellowstone Lake. Also, the park has one of the world's largest petrified forests.

- The Annapurna I peak (8,091 m or 26,545 ft) in north-central Nepal is the peak with the highest fatality rate (38%) of any of the eight-thousanders.

- The rock of Gibraltar has a height of 426 m (1,398 ft) and 40% of the total land area of Gibraltar is a Nature Reserve.

- The Republic of Zaire was the former name of the present Democratic Republic of Congo.

- Vienna and Bratislava are the two closest capital cities in the world with only 64 km (40 mi) distance between them.

- Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia, is the only nation capital that borders two countries (Austria and Hungary).

- Brasilia is the capital city of Brazil.

- In 1997, the capital city of Kazakhstan was moved from Almaty to Astana.

- Brazil has the largest Roman Catholic community in the world: 145 million people or 74% of its total population.

- Russia has the largest Orthodox community in the world: 100 million people or 70% of its total population.

- The total number of centenarians (persons that live to or beyond the age of 100 years) in Japan is estimated at 47,756 people.

- The US city of Seattle has an average of 226 cloudy days per year.

- Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan is the largest stadium in United States with an official capacity of 109,901.

- With 2,7 million people, Jamaica is equal to the US state of Nevada from the total population point of view.

- With 1,82 million people, Botswana is equal to the US state of Nebraska from the total population point of view.

- Belgium’s GDP is about the same with that of the US state of Ohio (approximately 471 billion $).

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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